It’s conceivable that some people had doubts about how much importance the Governor places on passing the radical abortion expansion plan, called the Reproductive Health Act.
Any such doubts have now been clearly removed.
The Governor appeared on a news show today and called repeatedly for “clarity” on this issue, and made perfectly clear his ardent support for legalized abortion with no restrictions. Among his comments:
“An issue like choice I do think is binary. Do you affirm Roe v. Wade? Are you pro-choice or not?”
“You’re either pro-choice, or you’re not pro-choice. You should have a vote on the big ones. There should be a vote on choice. The women in this state have a right to know.”
Since the Governor was insisting on a “right to know” about bills that he has not yet revealed, the reporter asked when legislators and the people would be able to see and evaluate the specific proposals. He seized upon the reporter’s phrase, “the devil is in the details”, and made clear that he would press forward for a vote on the bills, despite objections about the unavailability of specifics. He said the following:
“Legislators sometimes don’t want to take the votes that will clarify: choice, corruption, public finance. Raise your hand! Yay or nay!”
“Often times they don’t want the bill to come to the floor for a vote because they don’t want to take the position. What we need to do is strip away the devil is in the details as just an excuse.”
An interesting turn of phrase, “the devil is in the details”. He surely is, when the details of the Reproductive Health Act include such evils as late term abortions with no legal limitations, non-doctors performing surgical abortions, risky late-term abortions being done in stand-alone clinics and not hospitals, threats to freedom of conscience, more wounded and hurt men and women, and a likely increase in the 100,000+ abortions that already take place in New York.
This episode has certainly added some “clarity” to the debate over the Reproductive Health Act. It’s now even more clear that there’s a grave danger that this radical bill will be pushed through the Legislature, and that the Culture of Death will further advance in our State.
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