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New York Reproductive Health Act Is Beyond The Pale

I truly mourn for my home state. On January 22nd, the State Senate voted to pass the Reproductive Health Act. The name of the legislation is a euphemism for legalizing the ability to kill fully formed human beings. There is little doubt Governor Cuomo will sign it as he went on stage with Hillary Clinton to expound on the bill’s importance.

Central to the rest of the Act, the legislation defines who is considered a person in New York state. From the text:

“Person,” when referring to the victim of a homicide, means a human being who has been born and is alive

New York State S2796

Because there is magical fairy dust that creates a person when a baby passes through the birth canal or something.

Additionally, the bill goes on the say the following:

2599-AA. ABORTION. 1. A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER LICENSED, CERTIFIED, OR AUTHORIZED UNDER TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW, ACTING WITHIN HIS OR HER LAWFUL SCOPE OF PRACTICE, MAY PERFORM AN ABORTION WHEN, ACCORDING TO THE PRACTITIONER’S REASONABLE AND GOOD FAITH PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT BASED ON THE FACTS OF THE PATIENT’S CASE: THE PATIENT IS WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR WEEKS FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF PREGNANCY, OR THERE IS AN ABSENCE OF FETAL VIABILITY, OR THE ABORTION IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT THE PATIENT’S LIFE OR HEALTH.

New York State S2796

The impact of these items is two-fold. First, nearly all criminal penalties are removed for killing a baby inside the womb. A mother who is 30 weeks pregnant and stabbed in the abdomen, killing her unborn child will see no prosecution for the death of her baby.

Next, because of definitions in previous court rulings, specifically Doe v. Bolton, those factors that relate to the health of a woman are broadly defined:

Whether, in the words of the Georgia statute, “an abortion is necessary” is a professional judgment that the Georgia physician will be called upon to make routinely. We agree with the District Court, 319 F. Supp., at 1058, that the medical judgment may be exercised in the light of all factors – physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age – relevant to the well-being of the patient. All these factors may relate to health.

Supreme Court, Dole v Bolton, January 22, 1973

So in New York, no one can be prosecuted for the deliberate or accidental killing of an unborn child and health is so broadly defined as to make almost any issue sufficient for a woman to request an abortion. This is a crowning achievement for Planned Parenthood a NARAL. Abortion on demand, without apology, throughout pregnancy. It is a moral and ethical abomination.

New York’s previous abortion laws were permissive enough that nearly one in three pregnancies have ended in abortion for several years running. The statistics often show specifically that more black babies are aborted than born in New York City. Margaret Sanger is smiling in the inferno.

New York just legalized Kermit Gosnell. For those of you who saw the movie, Baby B would not be considered a victim. If you haven’t seen the movie you should. It is now available on Video on Demand. It is not graphic, but the ethical issues a law like this raises are abundantly clear.

Perhaps the most disturbing thing about his bill is the reaction on the New York State Senate floor following the bill’s passage:

Applauding the right to kill fully formed human beings. Simply chilling.

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