We hope you’ve heard the good news that there is no abortion expansion in the 2019 New York State Budget that was passed last week.
So thank you all for your prayers, your letters and phone calls to the senators, and the emails that you sent. Thank you especially to the prolifers of North Rockland who responded to our targeted, special alert to contact prolife Senator Larkin.
Unfortunately, abortion expansion may come up again as a regular bill during the legislative session, which ends in June. If so, we’ll let you know.
But for now, just enjoy Easter and Passover Week and know that you spoke up when it counted! Great work!!
And if you have a moment, please email Senate Majority Leader Flanagan and Sen. Larkin and just tell them thank you for their efforts to halt the expansion of abortion in New York.
Sen. William Larkin: email@example.com
Sen. John J. Flanagan: firstname.lastname@example.org
The final NYS budget is due on April 1, and as we approach that date the abortion expansion proposal is still a horrible possibility.
Contained in the budget are plans to radically modify NYS law. The changes would allow abortions to be performed for all 9 months of pregnancy, non-doctors could be empowered to perform abortions, and babies born alive after an abortion could be left to die of neglect and starvation.
Pro-abortion forces have been trying to expand abortion in New York for years. Meeting failure, they’re working around the normal legislative process by trying to push their plans through in the New York budget.
Please contact your state senator immediately. The message: Please oppose all abortion expansion proposals (S.7511) in Gov. Cuomo’s budget bill.
You can send a prepared email from: https://www.votervoice.net/BroadcastLinks/Ku1CPu8k_w8CpWjbCu4UFg
Jan. 29 — Tonight the U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks — the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Act — by a vote of 51-46. The bill had passed in the House of Representatives on Jan. 19, the day of the March for Life in Washington. Pres.Trump had said he would sign the bill into law if it came to his desk.
The vote was mainly along party lines, with Democrats voting against it and Republicans voting for it. However, two Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted against the bill, and three Democrats, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bob Casey Jr. of Pennsylvania, and Joe Donnelly of Indiana voted for it.
A recent Marist poll showed that two-thirds of Americans support a 20-week ban on abortion.
This was lost on our two senators for New York, Chuck Schumer (D) and Kirsten Gellibrand (D),who voted against this prolife legislation. They joined our representative in the House, Nita Lowey (D), who voted down the bill last Friday. Three out of three fail again to protect the mosts vulnerable! Very sad!
The House of Representatives today voted 230-188 to nullify an Obama resolution designed to prevent states from redirecting Title X funds away from unsuitable organizations like Planned Parenthood.
Rep. Nita Lowey (CD 17), who represents Rockland, voted against this prolife resolution.
“Fighting for the Right to Choose.” That’s the subject line of the email from our congresswoman, Nita Lowey, to her constituents about a bill she introduced into the House on Jan. 24.
Well, that puts it right out there, and we’re grateful to Ms. Lowey for being so upfront about what her latest bill is about, because you’d never know it from the language of the legislation itself.
Take a look at Lowy’s H.R. 671, the Global Health, Empowerment, and Rights (HER) Act.
It talks about “the promotion of democracy [as] a principal goal of United States foreign policy,” “disrespect for the laws of sovereign nations,” and”the right of the people to peaceably assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
But actually, what it’s all about is funding abortions abroad with our tax dollars.
H.R. 671 seeks to permanently repeal Pres. Trump’s executive order banning foreign aid to International Planned Parenthood and other international organizations that would use it to kill babies.
After eight years of subsidizing abortion overseas under Pres. Obama, we have to be grateful that Trump put an end to it last month.
In the state of New York there were 29.5 abortions per 1,000 women.
The national average is 14.6 per 1,000 women.
These numbers (for 2014) are from the Guttmacher Institute, a supporter of abortion rights. Nevertheless, even they are saying the abortion rate in our state is double the national average, and yet there are proabortion forces in Albany looking to give us even more abortion.
In Spring Valley and White Plains yesterday prolifers gathered at Planned Parenthood offices to be part of the nationwide “Defund Planned Parenthood” rally. There were 200 such rallies in cities and towns across America.
In Rockland 22 people came to the prayer site on Perlman Drive to pray for the closure of PP in the Pascack Plaza mall and elsewhere. Fifty-two attended the rally in White Plains.
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America receives $353.5 million from taxpayers. Planned Parenthood is the largest provider of abortions in America. According to the #ProtestPP Coalition, this is more than 300,000 abortions a year, 30% of the total.
GET involved with #ProtestPP at the link above for updates on the congressional defunding effort and urgent calls to action.