On January 22, the 46th anniversary of Roe v Wade legislation being signed into law, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, proudly grinning from ear to ear, signed legislation passed by the state’s Democrat-majority senate which legalizes infanticide.
Under the new law, abortion can be performed literally to the moment of birth, irrespective of the fact that the child is fully developed and fully viable.
And if that weren’t grotesque enough, the law defines a child as “a human being who has been born and is alive.”
Therefore, this law says the mother is carrying a fully developed, fully viable “thing” of some kind, not a human being, and it becomes human only when it is on the outside rather than inside of the mother. Human life is reduced to being a matter of geography.
And what are the criteria that make an abortion legal up to the moment of birth? The law says an abortion can be performed “to protect the patient’s life or health” – with no specific definition of what “health” might be.
In other words, if “mommy” decides to deep-six the pregnancy, all she has to do is find a kermit gosnell wannabe, willing to take a few bucks and say she’ll be healthier for it. The
child – oh, excuse me, the non-human “thing” – is gone and everybody is just fine (other than the “thing”, of course).
When Governor Cuomo signed this atrocity into law, he issued a statement saying:
“Today we are taking a giant step forward in the hard-fought battle to ensure a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her own personal health, including the ability to access an abortion. With the signing of this bill, we are sending a clear message that whatever happens in Washington, women in New York will always have the fundamental right to control their own body.”
Too bad for the fully developed, fully viable, children who will be killed through application of this law. They don’t have any control over their bodies at all, do they?
But, then again, since they’re not children, they’re just “things”, what’s the difference…
…unless you acknowledge that it is, in fact a child. Then we’re talking about infanticide.
It would be hard to overstate how depraved this legislation is.
As someone who is largely pro-choice, I can’t even begin to find the words.