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NYS MARCH FOR LIFE

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Abortion Issues Dropped from Budget

NYCapitolthumbWe 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.

It was hard to get information about the budget process as it was going on, down to the last minute, but the word is that the abortion proposals were dropped during negotiations.

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:   larkin@nysenate.gov
Sen. John J. Flanagan: flanagan@nysenate.gov

Abortion Expansion Threat This Week

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  

However, if you’d prefer to call, Sen. Larkin’s number is 518-455-2071; Sen. Carlucci’s number is 518-455-2991 

 

Winter 40 Days for Life Campaign Comes to an End

Day 40 -- 1On Palm Sunday — Day 40 of the 40 Days for Life campaign — prolifers gathered to officially close the winter vigil with a recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet and the rosary. The prayer site is on Perlman Drive in Spring Valley, outside the Pascack Plaza Mall where Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, has an office.

40 Days for Life is an international program of prayer, fasting and public outreach to end abortion. It is held twice a year, and a team of local volunteers commits to a round-the-clock 40 Day prayer vigil. It was estimated that nearly 500 unborn children around the world at the 354 locations were the vigil took place were saved during the past 40 days as their mothers rejected abortion and chose life.

 

A Great Day for the Irish — and for Celebrating Life

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Marching under the “Respect Life” banner, a coalition of prolife citizens from Rockland and Orange County celebrated life at the Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Pearl River. It was a classic March 17, not a cloud in the sky and the cold wind whipping the flags as we marched along.  Respect Life marched right behind the Orange County AOH Pipe and Drum Band, and their great repertoire of Irish music from beginning to end only added to our spirit.  A great day!!

Appalling Abortion Bill in NY State Budget

Yes, in the state budget!!! The pro-abortion forces here in New York never rest. Now here’s their latest ploy: to put all their abortion priorities into the Fiscal Year 2019 Executive Budget and push them through with the rest of the finance-related bills before April 1.

Attached to Gov. Cuomo’s budget this year is a “Women’s Agenda” bill (S.7511/A.9511) that will actually enable and promote abortion.

Part A of this bill requires health insurance to provide “contraception” coverage that includes abortion-causing drugs.

Part B expands late-term abortion. It does this by removing all references to abortion from penal law. That means abortion would no longer be a crime. In other words, abortion would not be illegal for any reason at any time during a pregnancy — including into the ninth month and up to the moment of birth.

In addition, stripping abortion from New York’s Penal Law under Part B would mean that anyone who forced a pregnant woman to abort or attacked her violently to cause an abortion could not be charged of a crime against the baby.

Part B would also repeal Public Health Law Section 4164, which gives full legal protection to an a child who somehow manages to survive an abortion, and requires a second doctor to be present during a late-term abortion to give medical care to any such child. Part B would allow the abortionist to allow the child to die of neglect – and that would be infanticide.

Part B could also empower non-doctors to perform abortions. Under Part B, language would be removed that now says only a “duly licensed physician” may perform abortions in New York. With that language gone, the State Education Department bureaucrats would have the authority to decide who may perform an abortion. It’s likely abortion advocates would pressure them to allow abortions by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, and a broad range of non-physicians – all to broaden the accessibility to abortion

Part B and the insurance mandate requiring abortion-causing drugs must be removed from the New York State budget. Those sections of the “Women’s Agenda” that have merit, such as those dealing with pregnancy discrimination and human trafficking, should be voted on as separate bills in the regular legislative process.

Please contact your legislators in Albany and ask them to oppose Governor Cuomo’s abortion expanding budget bill.

More information:

Here’s the text of the Women’s Agenda  (S.7511/A.9511) in the FY2019 New York State Executive Budget.

The New York State Catholic Conference Memo of Opposition

New York State Right to Life Committee Statement of Opposition

Will Gov. Andrew Cuomo Get His Abortion Legislation Passed? (New York Families)

Commentary: Proposed Budget’s Changes to Abortion Law Are Extreme (TimesUnion, 3/22/18)