Albany, NY—Today, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a set of divisive and extreme abortion-related bills. Jason J. McGuire, Executive Director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, made the following remarks:
“As everyday New Yorkers cope with runaway inflation and sky-high gas prices, Gov. Kathy Hochul is busy making sure New York abortionists have free rein to perform abortions on out-of-state women. This transparent attempt to pander to the Governor’s political allies at Planned Parenthood is unconscionable.”
“Of all the bad bills the Governor signed today, the Pregnancy Center Report Bill (Bill S.470-Hoylman/A.5499-Glick) may be the worst. This bill would impose onerous and disruptive data collection and reporting requirements upon pro-life pregnancy centers to allow the state to ‘study’ them. These are centers that serve, at no taxpayer expense, some of the poorest women in this state, women often found in predominantly black and brown communities.”
“In recent weeks, pro-abortion violence has become a national issue. Pro-life pregnancy centers have been defaced with pro-abortion messages in Maryland, Texas, Virginia, and Washington, while the offices of pro-life advocacy groups have been damaged in arson attacks in Oregon and Wisconsin. Last week’s arson fire at a pregnancy center near Buffalo made pro-abortion violence a state issue. Despite all this, Gov. Hochul has not lifted a finger to promote the safety of New York’s pro-life pregnancy centers. Rather, she recently set aside millions in state funds for the protection of abortion clinics. In Kathy Hochul’s New York, pro-life pregnancy centers have been left vulnerable to rising abortion activism, while taxpayers fund her abortion extremism.”
McGuire concluded, “The State of New York already allows fully formed infants to be subjected to third-trimester abortions. It also allows abortions to be performed on minors with no parental notification. When it comes to abortion, it seems that there is no depth to which Gov. Hochul and her legislative allies will not stoop. But, big government’s boot on the neck of pro-life pregnancy centers is a new low.”
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is in contact with legal allies concerning next steps to protect New York’s pro-life pregnancy centers.
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms is a statewide organization that advocates on behalf of New York’s evangelical Christian community.