On January 22, 2019, the late-term abortion expansion law known as the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) was signed into law. New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms and other pro-life allies had spent the previous 12 years battling this evil legislation. The RHA:
- Removed abortion-related crimes from the books in cases where pregnant women miscarry after being assaulted;
- Allows third-trimester abortions for any reason (removing ambiguity that was present in existing law);
- Allows abortions to be performed by medical personnel other than physicians; and
- Made it legal for viable babies born alive following late-term abortions to be denied medical care.
After signing the RHA into law, Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed “the 408-foot spire on the One World Trade Center, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge, and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany to be lit pink to ‘celebrate this achievement and shine a bright light forward for the rest of the nation to follow’. Deputy Senate Minority Leader Mike Gianaris (D-Queens) advised persons concerned about the rushed Senate passage of the RHA to “get used to it.”
The upcoming elections on November 3 are the first regular state legislative elections since Gov. Cuomo’s Abortion Expansion Act was passed. Do New York voters wish to “get used to” laws like the RHA? Not if we have anything to say about it. With the Lord’s help, we will continue to oppose this evil law until it is repealed. Pro-life voters, please remember January 22, 2019 when you vote this year.
To find out how your state senator voted on the Reproductive Health Act, please click here.
To find out how your member of the Assembly voted on the Reproductive Health Act, please click here.
Voters can find more information on the candidates at NYVoterGuide.com.