If pro-lifers in New York believe that the new governor, Kathy Hochul, will have a more benevolent attitude towards them – and to babies – than Andrew Cuomo, they are sadly mistaken. She will continue his pro- abortion agenda, and since she is a woman, the media will cover for her even more.
Governor Kathy Hochul recently addressed a predominantly black congregation in Brooklyn where she told them that God had wanted them to be vaccinated and that they should be her “disciples” to spread the pro Covid vaccination plan and that they were “doing God’s work”. It appears that the same God that told her to preach to the converted did not communicate with her about the fate of hundreds of thousands of babies facing death thanks to New York’s extremely liberal abortion law – a law that she helped to promulgate and wants implemented in all fifty states! There was a time when NewYork’s pro-lifers – with the help of the State Senate which was in the hands of the GOP for years and a small group of more moderate Democrats - were able to stop the most radical pro-abortion legislation that Andrew Cuomo, raised a Catholic, was ready, willing and able to propose.
I am referring to the Reproductive Health Act, which the former governor finally was able to sign into law on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade after the GOP had lost control of the State Senate (proving, once again, that elections have consequences). Cuomo celebrated by lighting up the Empire State Building in Planned Parenthood pink–which is also the color of breast cancer awareness and of course, baby girls! RHA essentially removes any and all protections for pre-born infants and even allows for abortions on a baby’s delivery date. Since New York has one of the highest rates of abortion in the United States, this bill was totally unnecessary and even removes elementary protections for pregnant women abused by boyfriends who end up with a dead baby because of such abuse. An unborn baby, killed in the commission of a crime, can no longer be considered a victim of that crime thanks to Cuomo and his merry band of abortion supporters.
Any restrictions on late term abortion involve the abortionist’s contemplation of the woman’s “life and health” – with no objective definition of either. There are, in essence, no meaningful restrictions on abortion in New York State thanks to RHA, its supporters in the Democrat party and Cuomo – who has yet to be excommunicated. RHA even removes protections for an infant born alive during an abortion.
RHA considers abortion to be a “fundamental right” and there is the justified fear that it could even criminalize being pro-life. In New York State, under Cuomo, the pro-abortion absolutists have won. Cuomo in 2014 even stated that “pro lifers have no place in New York because that is not who we are.”
As everyone knows, Cuomo was forced to step down as governor after harassing dozens of women. He also sentenced the elderly to death in his Covid-19 infected nursing homes and even concealed the true number of dead while having his staff ghost write the book “Crisis”– in mid-Covid crisis. His “book” was essentially a tribute to his “managerial skills” while he was killing off thousands of New York’s Medicare patients and disabled! He has yet to apologize and it seems he will keep the ill-gotten gains of his book’s revenues.
Now we have Kathy Hochul, who is also Catholic, as Governor of New York. Hochul is as radical as Cuomo is on abortion and unlike the growling former governor, does her abortion advocacy with a smile. Hochul’s reaction to the commonsense Texas heartbeat bill is to state that NewYork is a “safe harbor for those seeking abortions” and has advocated for chemical abortions to be performed with the aid of video conferences. She also seems unaware that Texas women still have access to Plan B which can be bought over the counter. She has demanded that Facebook remove any and all references to chemical abortion reversal and wants New York to be the mecca of abortion tourism for women in Texas and other states. Meet the New Abortion Boss – she may be worse than the old one and even more dangerous.
Blogger Alice Lemos is a member of the Jewish Pro-Life Foundation board of directors, a staunch pro-lifer and activist, the mother of a marine veteran, and a cancer survivor. Contact Alice at email@example.com.
This blog posting first appeared on the JPLF website and is being reprinted with the permission of the author.