Reproductive Health Act Allows For Late-term Abortion

89% of New York voters reject the idea of abortion in the last 3 months of pregnancy. Gov. Cuomo’s radical abortion expansion bill paves the way for late term abortions and a procedure known as partial birth abortion. The proposed legislation allows abortion “at any time” for the “life and health” of the mother. “Health” has been so broadly interpreted by the US Supreme Court in Doe v. Bolton that abortion could be accessed for virtually any reason at any point in time in the pregnancy.

Partial birth abortion is exactly what it sounds like, but worse.

Labor is induced. The baby is partially born. Then it is killed by snapping the spinal cord, snipping it, or injecting a saline solution into the brain. Sometimes the babies are born alive, then are exposed and left alone to die in a cold sterile procedure room. What kind of cruel pathology would drive someone to not just perform these procedures, but wholeheartedly legalize them? What kind of insanity would want to co-opt the healing profession of medicine and use it to destroy the most innocent of all humanity? What heartlessness is this?

These procedures are not only gruesome, but they entail drastically increased risks to the health and well-being of the mother. From 2007 to 2008 the number of maternal deaths due to abortion doubled. Why do we want to jeopardize the well-being of women in this way? Why would we ever consider the torture, termination and oppression of the next generation like this?

The New Rochelle, NY woman who died at the hands of Leroy Carhart because of a botched abortion at 33 weeks would have died in NY instead of Maryland and abusive doctors might still be practicing like Pendergraft, Bringham, Osathanondh, Rutland… and

We know this does not represent the conscience and voice of the people of New York. But what does it mean if it represents the heart of our Governor and Legislators? If ever we were to stand, let it be now. Visit the Legislative Action Center at to call and email your representatives.