NOV. 4 — EVERY PROLIFE VOTE IS NEEDED

VotePLOn Nov. 4, we have the opportunity to play a role in deciding which way our country will go — whether more good laws are passed and more babies are saved, or more bad laws are passed, lengthening the shadow of abortion across our nation.

It all depends on who comes out to vote.

And please don’t think it doesn’t matter here in liberal, pro-abortion New York. Gov. Cuomo’s abortion agenda has been stopped in its tracks for two years now — thanks to the brave prolife legislators who were willing to stick their necks out and thanks to you who supported them.

But Cuomo has vowed that next time the abortion plank of his Women’s Equality Act will become law — and that could happen as early as January, if things go bad this Tuesday.

Below are links to some of the races that will be on the ballot in Rockland County, along with the voting records and positions of the candidates on legislation with tremendous ramifications for the inalienable “first right” — the Right to Life.

Compare the candidates, and get to the polls and vote your values on Nov. 4. Urge your family and friends to go too. Every prolife vote is needed!

U.S. House or Representatives — 17th Congressional District
Governor of New York
New York State Senate
New York State Assembly

 

 

Voter Education Meeting Tonight

There will be a meeting of the Leaders of  Right to Life Groups, and all citizens from the following  districts: Rockland, Orange,Westchester, Putnam,  and Dutchess Counties
Wednesday March 12th –7 to 9 PM 
Indian Knanaya Catholic Community Center 
270 Willow Grove Rd..
Stony Point, NY (exit 14 on PIP –south make left—north make right) 
The purpose is for voters to question those running for office in the 17th and 18th Districts
invited include:
17th District                                            18th District
Christopher Day                                      Andre Barnett
Frank Morgenthaler                                Nan Hayworth
Nita Lowey                                              Sean Maloney
  If anyone knows of any others running for Congress in these Districts—please let us know.  Let the people listen and ask the questions!!!  Only an educated electorate can maintain a Republic… at the end of this we will have a short presentation by a member of a First Amendment Group—Catholics for Freedom of Religion explaining how they are getting groups started in different Churches…and why; any questions call John/Mary Ann Pennell  845 354 0557

Astorino Announces for Governor

Rob Astorino, Republican gubernatorial candidate

Rob Astorino, Westchester County Executive, and declared gubernatorial candidate

It didn’t take the pro-abortion forces long to come out strong against Rob Astorino, who announced his campaign for Governor of New York last week.

Actually, NARAL Pro-Choice NY came out against him even before he formally announced, branding him as “bad for women and  bad for New York” because of his opposition to the abortion provisions in the Women’s Equality Act.

They’re upset because he called the bills provisions  “hideous” — an apt description.

Good News and Bad News

THE GOOD NEWS

Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill that will strip federal funding from any health plan created by Obamacare that covers abortion on demand.  It’s called the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7).The vote was 227 to 188.

taxpayerfunding3Under this act, our tax dollars cannot be used to help Americans purchase insurance plans with abortion coverage. Nor can they be used  to pay for abortions in any federal program.

Unfortunately, Rockland’s representative Nita Lowey voted against this bill.

Now the bill goes to the Senate, President Obama has said he will veto it if it passes there.

For more information about this bill, click here.

THE BAD NEWS

Monday, the New York State Assembly passed the Women’s Equality Act, which makes abortion available for essentially any reason at any time.

Although the bill also contain provisions that are generally acceptable to most New Yorkers — like equal pay for women and ending sexual harassment, for example — here’s why it’s dangerous:

  • It expands abortion through all nine months of pregnancy
  • It allows  non-doctors to perform abortions
  • It has no conscience protection for medical professionals who are opposed to taking a human life.

You may remember the battle over this bill last spring, where it failed to pass by one vote. We must stop this bill in the Senate, and we need everyone to help!  Please watch this website to learn what you can do. For more information, click here.

Unfortunately, again, all the legislators in Rockland County voted for this bill:  Ellen Jaffe (representing Orangetown and parts of Ramapo), Ken Zebrowski (representing Haverstraw and Clarkstown), and James Skoufis (representing Stony Point). In the picture below, he’s the first one on the left. This is a rally of the Family Planning Advocates of New York in support of the bill. He even wore a pink tie for the occasion.

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Support Bill to Stop Abortion of Pain-Capable Unborn

NRTL Action AlertTake Action Now!

DEMAND THAT THE US SENATE VOTE
ON PROTECTING PAIN-CAPABLE UNBORN CHILDREN

WASHINGTON (November 12, 2013) — At a press conference on November 7, I joined U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in announcing introduction of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (S. 1670) in the U.S. Senate.

This bill would protect unborn children from abortion, nationwide, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age, based on scientific evidence that by this stage of development (if not earlier), the baby will experience excruciating pain when subjected to typical late abortion procedures. This is the most important single pro-life bill to be proposed in Congress since the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act was enacted ten years ago. 

This new bill (S. 1670) is based directly on the model legislation crafted by National Right to Life, which has already been enacted in 10 states.  With strong backing from National Right to Life, a virtually identical bill (H.R. 1797) has already passed the U.S. House of Representatives.  Now, it is time to demand that the U.S. Senate vote on this landmark legislation. But that won’t happen without your help. Continue reading

House Passes Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

CapitolJune 18 — By a 228-196 vote, the  House of Representatives passed a bill today that would ban all abortions starting at 20 weeks’ gestation.

Rockland’s representative in the House, Nita Lowey, voted against this bill.

Rep. Chris Smith, the head of the pro-life caucus in the House spoke of how the Gosnell case “has finally peeled away the benign facade of the billion dollar abortion industry . . . The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a modest but necessary attempt to at least protect babies who are 20 weeks old—and pain-capable—from having to suffer and die from abortion.”

The Obama administration has already issued a statement indicating that President Obama would veto the bill if it passes in the Democratic-controlled Senate, which is unlikely.

You can read more here:

House Passes Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

Obama Threatens to Veto Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

Pro-Life Groups Applaud House for Passing Ban on Abortions After 20-Weeks

Prolife Rabbitt and Larkin Win in Rockland

New York State Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt

New York State Senator William J. Larkin Jr.

Congratulations Annie Rabbitt and William Larkin – and thank you, all who supported them, for bringing us some rays of hope on this bleak day after the election.

At least in Albany, Rockland will have two strong prolife voices to oppose abortion and support protections for unborn children and their mothers.

Both endorsed by the NYS Right to Life Political Action Committee, Rabbitt will represent the 98th Assembly District (part of Ramapo in Rockland, and part of Orange County) and Larkin, the 39th Senatorial District (Haverstraw and Stony Point).

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Larkin, a Republican, garnered 51,418 votes to Democrat Christopher Eachus (D)’s 46,401. Rabbitt (R) defeated her opponent, Gerard McQuade (D) 23,307 to 18,739.  Continue reading