Anticipating the possibility the monstrous Roe v. Wade decision might be overturned eventually, New York State passed landmark legislation to ensure the practice of sacrificing children to convenience will continue… and that the value of unborn life will continue to fall:
New York, with a newly empowered Democratic legislature, legalized late-term abortion on Tuesday and removed criminal penalties for botched abortions or other violence that leads to an in utero baby’s death. The sweeping law would remove the state’s ability to prosecute a Kermit Gosnell–type offender or a person who kills a child in utero through domestic abuse, for example.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, was not bashful about putting his signature to the new abortion law, wearing a pink tie, cracking jokes about how many years it took to pass the law, and ordering the World Trade Center to be lit in pink in celebration.
And the governor made sure to sign the bill on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, to make a statement. Most concerning is the fact this legislation permits abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy, provided the mother’s life or health is at risk. The act does not define health risk, however, leading some to believe this could be a loophole to allow near or full-term abortions under the guise of “emotional health risk” or other such interpretations. The new law also moves regulation of abortion from the criminal law code to the public health code, lessening the impact of any sanctions.
Some news coverage of the event noted New York’s abortion rate is already twice the national average, with 23 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age. That statistic conceals the true impact, however. New York States own reported statistics show that for the period 2012 to 2014, there were 712,497 births in the state. Over the same three-year period, there were 285,127 abortions.
This means just over 1 in 4 pregnancies in New York end in abortion. 1 in 4!
New York City is a center of world banking and commerce, with fantastic amounts of money flowing through it. Fortunes are made and lost every day. Could it be New Yorkers are literally sacrificing their futures for the fleeting prosperity of the moment? If so, they would hardly be the first. Governor Cuomo celebrated the new law by ordering the new Freedom Tower (the replacement for the Twin Towers toppled on 9/11) to be lit in pink. That prompted someone to update this old image with the same color.
We have descended from the piousness of the Pilgrims to the practices of the pagan Ammonites. They, too, sacrificed children in the hope of material prosperity.
Today, the Ammonite civilization, such as it was, is dead. When we’re extending a big pink middle finger towards the heavens, should we expect any different?
Pray for our nation!