Comments of Cardinal Dolan (on Talk-1300 radio show)
May 14, 2013 — “I’d like to think that maybe this [the Gosnell murder conviction] will unmake some of the horror that is obvious in this unfettered abortion on-demand culture that we’ve got.”
“We’ve gone beyond safe, legal and rare. We’ve got now that abortion is dangerous, it’s rampant, it’s being paid for by the tax dollars of people who are opposed to it.
“I am at a bit of consternation as to why at a time when there seems to be a sobering up at the horrors of unfettered access to abortion why in New York we’re talking about even expanding it further.”
Statement of NY State Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos:
May 13, 2013 — Today’s guilty verdict in the Kermit Gosnell trial in Pennsylvania highlights the potential danger in passing the so-called Reproductive Health Act (RHA), sponsored by Senate Democrat Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, that would greatly expand late-term abortion in New York, and open the door to similar horrors.”
“Rather than pass an unnecessary and extreme measure that would allow non-doctors to perform abortions right up to the day of a baby’s birth, I believe we should be doing everything possible to protect the health, safety and economic well-being of every New York woman.”