Earlier this year, the State of New York became an object of national revulsion when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) into law and lit up One World Trade Center in celebration.
Some pro-abortion New York politicians want to go even further.
Last month, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer proposed to create an abortion access fund in next year’s city budget. According to the New York Daily News, this move would make New York City “the first in the nation to directly fund abortions.” In Stringer’s opinion, “‘[abortion] access is under attack in this country, and New York City must lead the way in fighting back.’” The proposed New York Abortion Access Fund would make funds available to women who could not afford abortions, even if those women did not reside in New York. Appallingly, Stringer added, “‘When you have the last few dollars in the bank … I want you to come to New York City and know there will be no financial barrier to a safe abortion and health care.’”
Last week, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand showcased her own abortion extremism when she opined that pro-life Americans should not become judges. According to Sen. Gillibrand, some issues “‘have such moral clarity that we have as a society decided that the other side is not acceptable… Imagine saying that it’s OK to appoint a judge who’s racist, or anti-Semitic, or homophobic. Asking someone to appoint someone who takes away basic human rights of any group of people in America … I don’t think those are political issues anymore.’” The Senator added, “‘There is no moral equivalency when you come to racism, and I do not believe there’s a moral equivalency when it comes to laws that deny women reproductive freedom.’”
The zeal with which many of our elected officials pursue evil is deeply disturbing. At New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, we look forward to a day when elected officials in the Empire State will passionately stand for truth and righteousness.