A remarkable victory for unborn children and vulnerable women! Through the brave and tireless efforts of our pro-life legislators in Albany — and so many people like yourselves — the bill to expand abortion in NY has been defeated.
Thank you all, and congratulations to everyone who played a role in this battle — those who bombarded our legislators with phone calls, emails, and letters, travelled to Albany to lobby or protested on Route 59, wrote to the Journal News or commented on websites, distributed flyers and made calls and talked up the issue with friends, signed petitions and statements of principles, and those who prayed unceasingly and attended holy hours and prayer services held throughout the county.
As the NYS Catholic Conference wrote:
The result is, quite literally, the answer to prayer. More accurately, it is the answer to millions of prayers by men, women and children of every faith from every section of the state who believe in the inalienable right to life of the baby in the womb. . .
The movement to pass this bill awoke a sleeping giant, a silent pro-life majority that had been discouraged and disheartened from living in the state with the highest abortion rate in the country. Facing the most radical expansion of abortion since the state legalized it in 1970, thousands of New Yorkers contacted their legislators and made repeat trips to Albany to be a pro-life presence at the Capitol. (Complete statement here.)
Of course, this is only a battle in a longer war, and pro-abortionists are vowing to push this legislation through in the future. We must keep vigilant and informed and support the pro-life legislators whom the “pro-choice” people are threatening to take down in the next election.
But for now, praise God!
Statements, Articles, and Comments:
- Lucy Marie, Sisters of Life, Respect Life Coordinator of the Archdiocese of New York
- Kathleen Gallagher, NYS Catholic Conference — Explanation of what happened on last day of legislative session
- Rev. Jason J. McGuire, New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedom (New Yorkers 4 Life)
- How Cuomo’s Abortion Expansion Bill Was Stopped — LifeNet
- All-or-Nothing Strategy on Women’s Equality Legislation Ends With Nothing — New York Times