A ‘dark day’ as New York legalizes abortion right up to birth
Just after it has been announced that Planned Parenthood has had a record year of abortions performed, New York has announced that it will legalize abortion.
However, not just any early term abortion, but abortions performed right up until birth. In case you didn’t read this correctly, it is now legal in New York to abort a baby right before birth, but if you decide you don’t want the child after it has traveled through the birth canal … well, that is considered murder.
The vote Tuesday came on the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade court case in 1973. The Senate passed the measure 38-24, while the Assembly passed it 92-47.
New York legalized abortion three years prior to the landmark Roe v. Wade case, but New York still kept abortion in its criminal code, making it a felony to perform late-term abortions.
The Reproductive Health Act strips abortions from the penal code and adds the following language:
“The legislature finds that comprehensive reproductive health care is a fundamental component of every individual’s health, privacy and equality.
“Therefore, it is the policy of the state that:
“Every individual has the fundamental right to choose or refuse contraception or sterilization. Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion, pursuant to this article.”
At New York Govenor Andrew Cuomo’s order, The One World Trade Center was lit up pink Tuesday night to celebrate the bill’s passage. Pink is traditionally the color used to celebrate the birth of baby girls, more than 30 million of whom have been annihilated since Roe v. Wade was handed down in 1973.
“The Reproductive Health Act is a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our progressive values,” Cuomo said after the bill’s passage. “In the face of a federal government intent on rolling back Roe v. Wade and women’s reproductive rights, I promised that we would enact this critical legislation within the first 30 days of the new session – and we got it done.”
As expected, social media went into meltdown over the decision, with one mom commenting, “I’m not usually one for political posts and as a general rule leave my views off of social media but I’m too heartbroken not to speak up. I took this photo while I was in labor with Malaki, 38 weeks pregnant, 4 hours after this photo was taken he was born.
“Now in the state of NY I could have walked into an office a day before this photo was taken and chosen to legally kill my baby. My fully developed, completely healthy baby boy. No one can ever tell me that the legalization of aborting a baby up until their due date is not straight up murder. New York you are called to be a leader in justice not the catalyst of injustice. My heart breaks as thousands celebrate this so called victory.
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