Sister Lucy Marie, of the Sisters of Life and Respect Life Coordinator for the Archdiocese of New York, has sent this message:
As you are aware, we have been working for the last few months to organize opposition to the Reproductive Health Act, the bill that would expand abortion here in New York.
A coalition has been formed with other state-wide groups, called New Yorkers for Life, as a focal point for these efforts. New Yorkers for Life has been asking for organizations to sign in support of the “Statement of Principles.”
Here is the current list of organizations which support the principles of New Yorkers for Life. [Among them, you’ll find the Rockland Right to Life Committee, Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship in New City, Good Counsel Homes, the Rockland Catholic Coalition, Living Waters Fellowship in Suffern, Sacred Heart Church Respect Life Group, St. Francis of Assisi Church, and Blessings of Health in Stony Point, 40 Days for Life (Spring Valley, NY), Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court St. Anne #866 (Piermont, NY), Help Rescue our Children (Monsey, NY), Men’s Club of St. John’s Church (Piermont, NY), Respect Life Group (Rockland Cty, NY), St. Augustine Youth Group (New City, NY),
St. Margaret’s Pro-Life Cenacle (Pearl River, NY), St. Margaret’s Altar and Rosary Society (Pearl River, NY)]
We would like for there to be many more organizations signed on so we are again encouraging all parishes, K of C Councils, religious orders, pregnancy centers, small businesses, etc. to review this and spread the word and get many more to sign on the statement of principles.
Our goal is to take the list into legislative offices to show our lawmakers that organizations in their districts support life and are opposed to abortion expansion.
Thank you and God bless you.
Sr. Lucy Marie
Respect Life Coordinator
Archdiocese of New York