ONLY GODLESS RADICAL LEFT PROGRESSIVES WOULD CONSIDER NEW YORK GOVERNOR CUOMO’S LATE TERM AT-WILL ABORTION ACT A GODSEND
“ ‘The Reproductive Health Act is a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our progressive values. 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. I am directing that New York’s landmarks be lit in pink to celebrate this achievement and shine a bright light forward for the rest of the nation to follow.’” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s boastful, defiant comment, as he preens before the cameras, having just signed into law, on January 22, 2019, New York’s abominable, Reproductive Health Act—a law that permits at-will abortion under any and all circumstances that heretofore amounted to Manslaughter under New York law.* Quotation obtained from the Daily Wire
What Lord Cuomo giveth, Lord Cuomo doth taketh away. So, this presumed preserver of life is very much the destroyer of life. Less Saint, more Sinner, except to his besotted flock of worshipers, Cuomo seems to be a permanent fixture in New York City. And Cuomo gloats over this “achievement,” as reported by the Governor’s own news source, just as he had gloated over enactment of the New York Safe Act, years earlier.
The number of human beings murdered every year through abortion dwarfs the number of Americans who lost their lives through the horrific attack on our Country by Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2001; and dwarfs the number of Americans who lost their lives through the reprehensible Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.**
In 2016, alone, over 87,000 abortions took place in New York, as reported by abort. 73.com, citing statistics of the New York State Department of Health.*** Reflect on this: that number, 87,000, is the number of human lives that were destroyed in New York before enactment of the Reproductive Health Act. How many abortions will occur in 2019 and in subsequent years in the State of New York, given that abortion, in New York, under any circumstances, is, henceforth, no longer a crime?**** That number will most certainly skyrocket with enactment of the Reproductive Health Act, especially now that abortion, under any circumstances, is no longer a crime in New York, as any reference to abortion as a crime has been repealed in every section of the Penal Code of New York; and New York’s Police Coroners are now forbidden to investigate any incidence of abortion. See the Arbalest Quarrel article, “A License to Kill,” Part Eight of this series, for details on the State Legislature’s changes to New York law, mandated by the Reproductive Health Act.
Too bad the Nation cannot quarantine this man, Andrew Cuomo, (Governor of New York), as a carrier of virulent plague, and quarantine, as well, those who share his bizarre world view—his base that, perennially, is of one mind with the idea that an unborn child is just one of many non-sentient body organs to be disposed of at whim.
ABORTION IS AN ABOMINATION
There is nothing pretty about abortion. That is a fact that those who argue for abortion, especially who no are pushing even for late term abortion, up to the very moment of birth, do not want the American public to know. Not surprisingly, the mainstream Press doesn’t even hint at the horrors of late term abortion, fearing a massive public outcry and backlash. But, the Ghouls that seek to censor the horrific facts of late term abortion cannot control the entirety of the Web, at least at this present moment in time, much as they would like do so; albeit they have obtained Court Orders blocking the few major cable news networks that would otherwise report the sordid details.
Yet, despite the horror of abortion, the Dead Souls, the God Denying Atheists of the Radical Left, sing Cuomo’s praises with ebullient comments. The National Institute of Reproductive Health (NIRH) President, Andrea Miller gushes:
“Today, Governor Cuomo recommitted to passing the Reproductive Health Act within the first 30 days of the new session – a position supported by New York voters who in November delivered a mandate to pass the RHA. . . . New Yorkers need and deserve stronger laws to protect their reproductive freedoms and enshrine them into state NIRH applauds Governor Cuomo for recognizing that access to abortion care is a fundamental right, and for his promise to advance that right through New York law. Through our recently launched campaign to build grassroots support throughout the Hudson Valley and Long Island and raise awareness of and swiftly pass the RHA, NIRH looks forward to continuing our work with Governor Cuomo to turn this bill into law as soon as possible.”
Miller also said this: “Governor Cuomo has tirelessly advocated for a woman’s access to quality reproductive health care, especially in the face of hostile attacks from the president, U.S. Congress and Supreme Court. Today, in signing the RHA, the CCCA, and the Boss Bill, he has cemented New York’s role as a progressive stronghold that prioritizes access to abortion care and contraception.”
“Planned Parenthood of New York City applauds advocates and the New York State Legislature who today moved our state forward with milestone legislation securing sexual and reproductive health care and rights, including passing a groundbreaking bill updating New York’s abortion law for the first time since the law was originally passed in 1970.”
A pro-abortion advocate and defender of late term abortions, Monica Klein, founding partner of the radical Left-wing Group, Seneca Strategies, one-time communications director for Mayor de Blasio’s re-election campaign in 2017, and regional press secretary for the Clinton campaign in Ohio in 2016 (according to her Bio), happened to be interviewed on Tucker Carlson, a few months ago. When asked about late term abortions, Klein refused to discuss the horror of infanticide. Instead she sarcastically, caustically attacked Tucker Carlson on his own program. Her facial mannerisms, in the video clip are telling: acutely disrespectful.
And, the Left-wing weblog, HuffPost, apparently thinks Monica Klein’s behavior is not only acceptable, but commendable.
In fact, abortion on demand is, or certainly will be, a principal platform of the Democratic Party going into the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. And each of the candidates hoping for the Party’s nomination for U.S. President in 2020 are falling all over themselves, establishing their unqualified support for abortion–all that is but for Joe Biden, who is attempting to cast himself as an apparent hold-out centrist candidate. But, in Biden’s present support of the Hyde Amendment, he has thereby incurred the wrath of abortion rights zealots. The Hill reports,
“Former Vice President Joe Biden infuriated abortion rights advocates Wednesday when his campaign confirmed he supports a policy that blocks Medicaid and other federal health programs from paying for abortions, making him the only Democratic presidential candidate to hold that position.
Biden’s support of the the Hyde Amendment puts him at odds with party leaders, congressional Democrats and his 2020 competitors amid growing momentum to repeal the federal prohibition.”
That, at any rate, was Biden’s position up to June 5, 2019. But, wait! Biden just reversed course. The New York Times reports, now, on June 6, 2019, that:
“After two days of intense criticism, Joseph R. Biden Jr. reversed himself Thursday night on one of the issues most important to Democratic voters, saying he no longer supports a measure that bans federal funding for most abortions.”
This change of heart should come as a surprise to no one. We see politicians, generally, and Democrats in particular, routinely changing their position on the issues. They claim they were wrong, before, as for example, on the immigration issue, and they are correct, after; that their new position accurately reflects their “real” position. That is, of course, until they change their position once again, ever again, as they have a mind to do, with disturbing regularity and frequency.
The fact of the matter is that these jackasses do not hold a consistent position on anything, even though, at any given moment of time, when you find them proselytizing, they claim to hold a firm and unyielding position on everything. It would’ve been refreshing if Joe Biden had the decency, at least, to be honest with his remarks to the American citizenry. He could have stated that he espouses no particular view on the killing of unborn human beings. The public could have, then at least, respected him for his honesty; for having demonstrated the courage to admit the simple truth, namely that he doesn’t care; that, in fact, he couldn’t care less, one way or the other, about the life of an unborn child. But, then, honesty isn’t Biden’s strong suit. Biden must revert to form, namely that of a slug. He must engage in pretense. He must provide a pathetic rationale for his “U-Turn” on the Hyde Amendment–an utterly implausible 180 degree turn, especially as Biden proffers it just a few days after having clearly, succinctly, categorically, and unequivocally asserted his support for the Hyde Amendment. So, then, are we supposed to believe the truth of Biden’s earlier statement, or are we supposed to believe the truth of his later statement? Or, for that matter, should we believe what it is that this man has to say about anything at all? Well, there is one thing that the public can reasonably take to be true about Biden, and that is his desire to secure his Party’s nomination for U.S. President; and that, of course, is the only thing the rest of the disgusting horde of Democratic Party candidates, vying for their Party’s nomination care about, as well. To that end, Joe Biden, and the rest of this odious bunch will say and do anything.
And so, Biden reverts to form, namely that of a spineless slug, as he offers a pathetic, implausible, and, in fact, ludicrous, rationale for his seeming reasonable change of heart on the Hyde Amendment.
“Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday he no longer supports the Hyde Amendment, just one day after reaffirming his decades-long support for the ban on federal funding for abortions.
‘If I believe health care is a right, as I do, I can no longer support an amendment that makes that right dependent on someone’s ZIP code,’ he said at a Democratic National Committee gala in Atlanta.
Biden cited abortion restrictions recently passed by Republican governors for his change in position.
‘I can’t justify leaving millions of women without the access to care they need, and the ability to exercise their constitutionally protected right,’ he said.
The presidential front-runner added that he makes ‘no apologies’ for his previous support for the Hyde Amendment [of course not, after all Joe Biden is slug].
“But circumstances have changed. I’ve been working through the final details of my health care plan like others in this race, and I’ve been struggling with the problems that Hyde now presents,” he said.
Biden’s presidential campaign had said Wednesday that he still supported the controversial ban.
The news sparked intense blowback from members of his party, including fellow presidential hopefuls, who criticized Biden for maintaining his stance amid a spate of abortion restrictions passing state legislatures.
The remarks also drew criticism from women’s health and abortion rights groups, including Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Planned Parenthood CEO Leana Wen lauded Biden’s announcement on Twitter.
‘Happy to see Joe Biden embrace what we have long known to be true: Hyde blocks people—particularly women of color and women with low incomes—from accessing safe, legal abortion care,’ Wen wrote.”
And, we are supposed to take Biden at this word? But, think about this: “safe, legal abortion care?” Safe for whom? Definitely, not for the unborn child, who is unceremoniously and perfunctorily dispensed with like so much detritus. And, “legal” by what standard? Such makeshift expedient that is less law and more perversion and travesty, a thing merely masquerading as “law.” And, the public is expected to kowtow to this sacrilege; to accept this out-of-hand, without recourse, without question, without debate?
Clearly, the radical elements in society, who would dare turn law and morality on its head, don’t want debate, and, having essentially taken over the mainstream Press and the Democratic Party, they wish to shut down debate on all political, social, ethical, and legal issues; and that includes their refusal to discuss the issue of late-term abortion. They absolutely, adamantly, shamelessly, refuse to take well justified criticisms of their positions head-on, which they would clearly lose, given the unsoundness of their positions. They instead invoke fallacious straw man arguments and red herrings in an illogical, irrational attempt to make a case for the killing of the unborn child.
And, especially in matters of the killing of an unborn child, these fanatics, these Dead Souls, prefer to use, and they invariably resort to indiscriminate use of, verbal slurs, insults, snubs, barbs, and rebuffs, even physical altercations against all those who disagree with them. That is how they proceed to make their case, ever preferring the use of vitriol and violence to that of calm and open discussion, as we see in this Lifenews clip. Threats of physical violence and actual physical violence, outbursts of vitriol and venom, and the use of harsh emotional rhetoric, devoid of rational, deliberate, intellectual substance is, after all, really all these Dead Souls have in their tool chest.
And, where, in all of this, is the calm, reasoned, but forceful voice of Pope Francis to refute and rebuke these Radical Left fanatics, and to refute and rebuke, especially, the fanatic, Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, a Roman Catholic no less, who has cajoled, coerced, and maneuvered the New York State Legislature into turning at-will, late term abortion–heretofore a serious crime, manslaughter–into a lawful act!
THE PONTIFF IS NOTICEABLY SILENT ABOUT THE HORROR OF NEW YORK’S AT-WILL ABORTION POLICY, NOW THE LAW THROUGHOUT NEW YORK
Pope Francis refuses to speak out against Governor Cuomo, by name; and he refuses to attack specific abortion policies, particularly the abhorrent the Reproductive Health Act of 2019, that has now been enacted into law. Of course, if Pope Francis did speak out, it follows that Governor Cuomo must be excommunicated from the Church, as, indeed, many Catholics have called for; and this is the takeaway from Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s own righteous denunciation of Governor Cuomo, as referenced in the National Catholic Register. See also this Fox News clip.
It isn’t by accident that Pope Francis has remained reticent—apparently not willing and not prepared to take on a Governor of a major City in the United States, head-on.
But, by doing nothing, by remaining noticeably silent, Pope Francis, as the religious leader of well over one billion Roman Catholics, has essentially acquiesced to the Governor of New York and to others like him. Pope Francis could could have denounced Andrew Cuomo, without suffering international backlash since the Governor is, after all, a Roman Catholic. He isn’t an Islamist or a Jew, even though abortion is reprehensible to adherents of those mainstream religious faiths as well.
The Pope would clearly have been targeting someone within the Roman Catholic faith, whose words and actions are inconsistent with Roman Catholicism. And, as a Roman Catholic, Andrew Cuomo’s words and actions fall, then, squarely within the purview and jurisdiction of the Pope, on all matters having a spiritual nexus. And the matter of abortion certainly has that. What then explains the Pontiff’s reticence in condemning Cuomo’s words and actions. After all, Governor Cuomo bears personal, grave, and ultimate responsibility, for enactment of the Reproductive Health Act of 2019 as he was always the driving force for it and behind it.
But, Pope Francis may have thought that speaking out directly against Cuomo–Roman Catholic though Cuomo be–might have negative repercussions for the Vatican. But, what could be more detrimental to the well-being of the Catholic Church than failure to speak out on behalf of the most innocent human beings among us; those who cannot speak for themselves; a human infant? Failure of Pope Francis to speak out against New York’s Reproductive Health Act, as a matter of pragmatic politics does not bode well either for New York or for the Vatican.
It is only recently, on May 25, 2019, that Pope Francis did speak out on the horrors of abortion but he did so obliquely, directing outrage to no one in particular; nor to any specific radical abortion policy. The Hill reports,
“Pope Francis compared having an abortion to hiring a ‘hitman’ and called the procedure always unacceptable on Saturday.
‘Is it legitimate to take out a human life to solve a problem?’ . . . . The pope characterized aborting an unhealthy fetus as “inhuman eugenics.
‘Human life is sacred and inviolable and the use of prenatal diagnosis for selective purposes should be discouraged with strength,’ Francis said. . . .”
The Pontiff’s remarks come as anti-abortion legislation sweeps across several U.S. states. In recent weeks, several state legislatures have advanced or passed bills outlawing abortion at about six weeks into a pregnancy. This month, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed a bill into law that would outlaw almost all abortions.”
The Pope’s remarks are tepid at best, demonstrating that he would rather play the role of the follower, than that of a leader. This is decidedly contrary to what one would expect of a Pontiff. This isn’t the time for passivity and timidity. Andrew Cuomo and other Left-wing extremists must be called out for their deleterious, monstrous words and sinful actions–words and actions that have no parallel in our Nation’s history.
*A Reporter for The Daily Wire, reports: “On Tuesday [January 22, 2019] New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, delighted that the New York legislature passed the Reproductive Health Act which would allow mothers to kill (pardon me, abort) their babies up until birth, celebrated this legalized murder by ordering that the spire at One World Trade Center, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany all be lit in pink on Tuesday night.”
**The website History.com reports that, a total of 2,996 people lost their lives as a result of the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center Buildings, more loss of American lives, 2,335, than occurred on the day Japan attacked the Naval Base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, (as reported by the website, visitpearlharbor.org), horrific as that attack on our Country was.
***Perhaps, Cuomo intends, through his “Pink Light,” “ to commemorate” the death of American infants by abortion. Consider these New York State abortion statistics in light of According to the website, Abort 73.com, “The New York State Department of Health reports that 87,325 abortions took place in New York during 2016 [and] this number includes abortions performed on out-of-state residents. . . .” That same website reports that, from 2006 through 2012, there were, for each year, well over 100,000 abortions in New York. Now, however, with enactment of New York’s Reproductive Health Act, these numbers, high as they are, will undoubtedly climb much higher, increasing exponentially. Might one expect 500,000 abortions? 1,000,000? Certainly many women residing in other States will now flock to New York to obtain abortions, given the ease with which they can obtain them, no questions asked.
The pro-abortion group Women’s Choice doesn’t hide its adulation over New York’s permissive abortion policy, asserting,
“New York State has the most open and least restrictive laws regarding abortion. Many women travel from other states and other countries to New York to receive abortion care. New York State has the most open and least restrictive laws regarding abortion. Medicaid covers abortion for low-income women. Teenagers do not need a parent’s permission to have an abortion. There are no 24-hour waiting periods so abortions can be performed in one visit.”
Keep in mind, too, that Governor Cuomo’s radical abortion policy is not something he conjured up in the last several months. Cuomo’s radical abortion initiatives hark back at least to the early days of 2017, and probably well before that. The Reproductive Health Act of 2019 is simply the culmination of a massive effort, commencing years before, to legalize at-will abortion up to the very moment of birth. With Democratic Party control of both Houses of the New York State Legislature in 2019, Cuomo found that he could now make his abortion policy goals a reality, and he proceeded to do so, with diabolical glee.
****We invite the interested reader to see the Arbalest Quarrel article, “A License to Kill,” Part Eight of this series.
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