Everyone who’s been paying attention to the news over the past few months knows that New York State’s government is in desperate fiscal shape. Huge budget deficits, drying up revenues due to the collapse of Wall Street, job drains across the State but especially upstate — it’s not a pretty picture, and should demand the undivided attention of all our lawmakers. As Governor Paterson said in his recent “State of the State” address, the condition of our state is “perilous”.
So what does new Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith say is a priority item? What else but expanding access to abortion and contraception. I wish I could say, “Only in New York”, but it would be more accurate to say, “Only in the Culture of Death”.
On January 12, Senator Smith spoke to the Temple of Moloch, er, I mean the abortion industry’s lobbyist, “Family Planning Associates”. He told these dedicated advocates for destroying unborn children that their agenda was a legislative priority for this year. He singled out two bills for special attention.
One, the so-called “Reproductive Health Act”, is an extreme bill that would prevent any common sense restrictions on abortion that are supported by the great majority of citizens (like parental notification requirements, and limits on public funding of abortion). It even could force Catholic agencies to promote or perform abortions. For more information about it, check out the New York State Catholic Conference website. Essentially, it’s an abortionist’s dream bill, and is very much like the radical “Freedom of Choice Act” pending in Congress.
And what did one of the most powerful men in our state say about this horrible bill? That the Legislature “must pass” it.
The second bill he mentioned was the Orwellian-named “Healthy Teens Act”, which is basically a funding stream for those Planned Parenthood-inspired “sex education” programs that can best be descibed as “here’s your condom, now go have fun”. For more information about this bill, check out my earlier blog post, “Addicted to Sex Educaction and Contraception“. Only in the Culture of Death would you think that this is the way to have healthy teens — to indoctrinate them into hedonism.
And what did this agenda-setting politician say about this wicked bill? That “it is time” for the Legislature to pass it.
So there you have it. Forget about budget deficits. Forget about respecting the rights of religious institutions and individuals. Forget about public opinion. Forget about the rights of parents. Moloch must be fed children and money. That’s the priority.
All Catholics — and all people who respect human life and human dignity — should take action to stop this radical agenda. Please contact your state legislator today. The easiest way is to visit the website of the New York State Catholic Conference, and making use of the Catholic Advocacy Network.
This is the time for all disciples of Christ to put on the full armor of God (see Eph 6:11-18) and do battle for what is right. Please do it today.