Though it went virtually unnoticed by a liberal news media completely consumed with Roger Stone, Covington Catholic schoolkids, and the government shutdown, New York just passed one of the most abominable laws in the history of the United States.
Already home to more abortions than any other state in the nation, New York, led on by a crusade by liberal Governor Andrew Cuomo and his new Democratic majority in the legislature, signed into law a bill that will take all possible criminal penalties for late-term abortions off the table, legalize abortions right up until the 24th week of gestation, and give abortive powers to health practitioners who are not doctors. What could go wrong?
Rather than have the decency to at least sign this bill with a heavy heart – knowing full well the human cost his signature will have – Cuomo was positively jubilant. His only note of regret was that New York “had” to pursue such legislation given the conservative swing of the Supreme Court under President Trump. Why, this evil court could wind up taking away a woman’s constitutional right to kill her unborn baby, he whined. As usual whenever a Democrat says this, Cuomo was unable to point out where in the Constitution this right can be located.
No, he was not regretful. He was celebratory. He even called for the Freedom Tower to light its mighty spire in pink so that New Yorkers could bask in their newfound freedom to abort their children at will and without restriction. Truly a glorious day for women’s rights.
“Today we are taking a giant step forward in the hard-fought battle to ensure a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her own personal health, including the ability to access an abortion,” Cuomo said. “Women in New York will have the fundamental right to control their own body.”
While it is disturbing in its own right that an American state would pass this bill and disturbing in its own right that Cuomo would light the World Trade Center pink to celebrate it, neither of those factors are what really set us on edge about this whole thing. Rather, we are horrified by the implications of this kind of language – this kind of celebration – and how easily it appears to ignore the true victims of abortion. You remember them, right? Yeah, they’re called babies.
The left has somehow convinced a whole swath of Americans that abortion is “just another” health care procedure, no different than getting a mammogram or a biopsy. No life is being extinguished, just a cluster of meaningless cells. Will you go to the salon today or will you get an abortion? Roughly equivalent on the grand scale of importance. That’s what they want you to believe and it is, we fear, what many people are beginning to believe.
Never underestimate the left’s propaganda machine. It works. It works all too well.