Rev. Jason J. McGuire’s statement on the defeat of the abortion expansion bill

Abortion Expansion Defeated!

By God’s Grace, We Did It.

Tonight I’m writing to you from the New York State Capitol Building, but I couldn’t wait to share the good news! We are pleased and thankful to report that the 2013 regular legislative session is drawing to a close, and that late-term abortion expansion legislation has failed to pass the New York State Senate.

Earlier today, Senator Jeff Klein, leader of the Independent Democratic Conference, offered the late-term abortion expansion plank of Governor Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Act as a hostile amendment to a bill having to do with medical records. Thirty-two votes were needed to reject the amendment, and exactly thirty-two senators voted to reject the amendment. This marks the defeat of late-term abortion expansion in the 2013 regular session.

New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms thanks everyone who has supported this ministry as we helped lead the statewide effort to defeat late-term abortion expansion. This effort could not have succeeded without you. We also thank Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos, and all elected officials who voted “no” on late-term abortion expansion in spite of immense pressure to do otherwise.

Genesis 4 tells the story of the first instance in which an innocent human life was taken. After Cain murdered his younger brother, Abel, the Lord asked him where Abel was. In Genesis 4:10, following Cain’s dishonest reply, the Lord said, “What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.” While the horrific reality of abortion is practiced behind the closed doors of hospitals and clinics and minimized with words like “choice” and “reproductive health care,” nothing is hidden from the Lord. Today, the Lord has intervened on behalf of the helpless unborn children of New York. We praise the Lord and thank Him for His faithfulness and His mercy on the State of New York, which desperately needs Him.

“But I have trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation” (Psalm 13:5).

In His Service,

Jason J. McGuire,
Executive DirectorAbortion Expansion Defeated!