Wednesday, February 20, 2008
CAUTION to New Yorkers
Original Post, February 2007
Eliot Spitzer seeks to make it official: he wants to allow murder to be committed in your name. In April of 2007, while speaking at a Manhattan luncheon engagement held by NARAL Pro-Choice New York, he and his wife shared his proposed Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act.
According to Kathleen M. Gallagher, director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference:
His euphemistically titled ‘Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act’ would raise abortion to the level of a fundamental right, like the freedom of speech, and would therefore prohibit virtually any restrictions at all.
“This bill would ensure the easy availability of late-term abortions of fully formed infants, even if there was no threat to a woman’s physical health, and allow non-doctors to perform abortions. It would prohibit ‘discrimination’ regarding the right to abortion to such an extent that Catholic hospitals could be forced to provide abortions or lose their license to operate. It would prohibit parental notification, expand the over-the-counter availability of the morning-after pill to children of any age and force all insurers to cover abortion for any reason.
“In many ways, this intolerable bill is more radical than the original state law legalizing abortion nearly 40 years ago. It would potentially force the closure of Catholic health care institutions and undoubtedly lead to the deaths of countless unborn children who otherwise might have had a chance at life. No matter what Mr. Spitzer calls his bill, clearly it is not about reproductive ‘health.’ On the contrary, this bill is about death, and it must be rejected.” Source
Your 8-year old child needs your permission to receive a Tylenol at school from the nurse, yet to have a life-changing as well as life-ending procedure like an abortion is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS?
New Yorkers, you MUST take a stand. First, visit the NYS Catholic Conference website and take action. You will be guided through a very simple process and they will send an e-mail to your appropriate state representatives in your name. This item is in the NY State Senate (S.5829). Second, attend the New York State Catholic Conference's 2008 Public Policy Day, in which Catholic New Yorkers from across the state demonstrate their political strength in Albany, will be held on Tuesday, March 11, at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. Check with your diocesan office and there very well may be a bus going from your area.
You can make a difference if you want to. Please act now!
New York State Catholic Conference
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