New York lights up pink to celebrate extreme abortion bill
â€‹One World Trade Center's 408-foot spire, along with the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany, were lit up pink to celebrate the abortion bill.
The bill removes abortion from penal law, and allows it up to birth
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York City last night directed that landmarks be lit up in pink to celebrate the signing of the Reproductive Health Act.
Extreme abortion bill passed
In votes set to mark the anniversary of Roe v Wade, the 1973 court ruling that ushered in widespread abortion in the US, both chambers of the New York state legislature voted on Tuesday to enshrine a "fundamental right" to abortion in state law and eliminate protections for unborn children.
The Act has repeatedly gone through the state Assembly in previous years, but has always been blocked by the Republican controlled Senate. Now, with both chambers under Democrat control, it passed the Senate 38-24 on Tuesday afternoon, and the Assembly 92-47 a few hours later.
"Fundamental right to abortion"
The bill declares that "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." It also removes babies over 24 weeks from the state's definition of homicide, as well as removing the coroner's jurisdiction to investigate "a death caused by suspected criminal abortion."
In a chilling insight into what could happen here if the pro-abortion lobby achieves its aims, the Act removes abortion from the penal code entirely (which may make it impossible for a woman who loses her preborn child because of an assault to have her assailant prosecuted) and allows health practitioners other than doctors to carry out abortions.
Most horrifyingly, the bill introduces abortion up to birth in some cases - when the baby is diagnosed with a condition that will cause him or her to die at or shortly after birth, and if the "life or health" of the mother is at risk - a notoriously slippery criteria.
The passing of the bill was met by applause in the Senate Chamber.
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Governor Cuomo immediately signed the bill into law. Sitting next to him was Sarah Ragle Weddington, the lawyer who represented Jane Roe in Roe v Wade. No one mentioned that Jane Roe (real name Norma McCorvey) later said that Ms Weddington had manipulated her and lied about her in order to convince the Supreme Court to legalise abortion. She also became pro-life in 1995 and dedicated the rest of her life to opposing abortion.
Kristen Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America, branded the celebratory lighting up of New York's monuments as "disgusting". She said: "When we create the museum to remember the tragedy of abortion and those 60+ million we’ve lost, I’m making sure this photo of the World Trade Center is included. Every one knows that a 9 months child in utero is a human person deserving of human rights."