A new bill to expand abortion in New York (A.1748) was introduced in the state Assembly and referred to the Health Committee on Jan. 12. Don’t be fooled by its supporters saying they only want to “update” New York law to make it consistent with Roe v. Wade. This is far worse.
And before we get any further, you should know that Jim Skoufis, the Rockland assembly person representing Stony Point, is a co-sponsor of this bill.
There’s an excellent, very readable discussion of the implications of A.1748 here (from the New York State Catholic Conference).
In short, it could lead to more third-trimester abortions, encourage late-term abortionists to set up in New York, empower non-doctors to perform abortions, force doctors and nurses stop participate in abortions, eliminate prosecution of criminal charges for violent attacks against unborn children, repeal legal protection for babies who survive abortions, and encourage abortion at all stages.
This bill has been fast-tracked and could be voted on at any time. Use this link to send a pre-written email opposing this legislation directly to your Assembly representative. It will only take a minute. Please do it today. We have to speak up!