This will forever be known as a “Black Day” in New York. And it’s NOT the fall of the World Trade Center Twin Towers in lower Manhattan. It’s the signing of the “Reproductive Health Act” by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. The governor called it “a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our progressive values” on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. But New York Catholic bishops slammed him for the move just days after he touted his Catholic faith during the State of the State address.“Your advocacy of extreme abortion legislation is completely contrary to the teachings of our pope and our Church,” Albany Bishop Rev. Edward B. Scharfenberger wrote in an open letter.
Under the Reproductive Health Act, non-doctors are now allowed to conduct abortions and the procedure could be done until the mother’s due date if the woman’s health is endangered or if the fetus is not viable. The previous law only allowed abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy if a woman’s life was at risk.
Conditions that Would Trigger This Process
There have long been precedents cited for instigating abortions at various points during pregnancy. One that is commonly pointed to is included in this law: this procedure can be initiated “if the woman’s health is endangered or if the fetus is not viable.” Rather than this writer pontificate on the whys and why not’s of that which would be purely from a layman’s perspective, a thought from a true medical professional would be appropriate at this point:
Notice what this professional had to say: “There’s not a single fetal or material condition that requires third-trimester abortion. Not one. Deliver, yes. Abortion, no.”
That does NOT come from a novice, a politician, or any political hack trying to convince voters about something: a medical doctor. So why would a government entity — in this case, the state of New York — create a law that would allow such to not only happen but be protected by law?
“Follow the money.”
Historical Tragedy Part I
Remember this post from October of 2018?
“In her works Woman and the New Race, Pivot of Civilization, and My Fight for Birth Control, Margaret Sanger offers a range of justifications for killing “unwanted children.” This is no surprise considering how she reacts when she witnesses an act of violence against an infant: “I saw a sickly baby in the arms of a terrified woman whose drunken husband had thrown the wailing, naked infant into the snow,” she recounts, and “I remember having keen sympathy with that man!” His wife had given birth to eleven children, six of them living, and the last “evidently had eczema” and “whined night and day,” so the situation was just “too much” for the father, and “out of the door into the snow the nuisance went!” The justification Sanger offers is purely subjective: “desperate for want of sleep and quiet,” the father’s “nerves overcame him.”
Infanticide is simply ridding oneself of an intolerable “nuisance.” This passage demonstrates Sanger’s pitiless view of nascent life and shows how fitting it is that she should be the founder of Planned Parenthood, today the chief purveyor of abortions in the United States. In another place she remarks, “The most merciful thing that the large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
That comes directly from the mouth of the founder of Planned Parenthood: Margaret Sanger. Of course in the United States, infanticide is murder. But now, just minutes or hours before a baby is born, it can be killed legally in New York.
The New York law does not allow infanticide. But it does allow the next best thing: abortion of a full-term baby.
Margaret Sanger would be proud.
Historical Tragedy Part II
In September of 2018, TruthNewsNetwork introduced the world to Dr. Kermit Gosnell of Pittsburgh. Shortly after our story, Hollywood released a documentary showing the tragedies committed by Dr. Gosnell at his Pennsylvania abortion clinic against women and babies alike. Thankfully, Gosnell was convicted of multiple crimes and is currently spending his life in prison. How bad was Dr. Gosnell? In that September story, we printed the exact testimony of the prosecuting Pittsburgh District Attorney detailing exactly what and how Gosnell committed these horrors. I will refer you to the story posted September 6, 2018, to see or hear the complete details. But here is the partial explanation by the District Attorney:
Gosnell’s approach, whenever possible, was to force full labor and delivery of premature infants on ill-informed women. The women would check in during the day, make payment, and take labor-inducing drugs. The doctor wouldn’t appear until evening, often 8:00, 9:00, or 10:00 p.m., and only then deal with any of the women who were ready to deliver. Many of them gave birth before he even got there. By maximizing the pain and danger for his patients, he minimized the work, and cost, for himself and his staff. The policy, in effect, was labor without labor. There remained, however, a final difficulty. When you perform late-term “abortions” by inducing labor, you get babies. Live, breathing, squirming babies. By 24 weeks, most babies born prematurely will survive if they receive appropriate medical care. But that was not what the [clinic] was about. Gosnell had a simple solution for the unwanted babies he delivered: he killed them. He didn’t call it that. He called it “ensuring fetal demise.” The way he ensured fetal demise was by sticking scissors into the back of the baby’s neck and cutting the spinal cord. He called that “snipping.”
We could in this summary go on and on about abortion statistics, options to abortions, Planned Parenthood, New York Governor Cuomo, and many others. That would simply be wasting our writing space, your listening space and time. There is no better way to sidestep the emotion of all this and let those speak who really know what’s going on and that see it every day:
It always makes better sense to me when amateurs like me sit and let professionals like this doctor and Dr. Omar Hamada in his tweet shown above give facts of any matter.
As a final note: in those New York procedures when a “clinician” (legally the procedure no longer must be performed by a physician in New York) makes the decision to terminate a full-term pregnancy by killing the baby, how does the procedure actually happen? Few have or will think the process through:
The baby cannot be birthed, so its life must be terminated prior to birth. How? Immediately before birth, snip the baby’s spinal cord while its still in the birth canal.
Then the dead baby must be birthed by the woman. The only difference? The birth will be legally termed as a “stillborn.”
In retrospect, consider this: in this new set of abortion circumstances as compared to the rampant infanticide (the killing of babies) committed by Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Pittsburgh: the only difference in New York is a few minutes. In Pittsburgh, if Gosnell had operated under the New York law, he could have snipped that spinal cord one minute before he committed premeditated murder and been in the clear.
Think about that…