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Abortion Expansion–Not Out of the Woods Yet

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Good news! Your grassroots passion decrying a radical abortion agenda holding hostage true women’s equality, has made a difference! But we aren’t out of the woods yet.

NY Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos

NY Senate Majority Leader
Dean Skelos

On Tuesday, June 4th, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced the details of his abortion expansion bill deceivingly entitled the, “Women’s Equality Act.” Public outcry and bi-partisan voter opposition has been so significant against this senseless deregulation and expansion of abortion that even the Senate majority leader Dean Skelos vowing to keep it off the Senate floor for a vote said May 13th on his Facebook page, “Rather than pass an unnecessary and extreme measure that would allow non-doctors to perform abortions right up to the day of a baby’s birth, I believe we should be doing everything possible to protect the health, safety and economic well-being of every New York woman.”

What exactly about this bill is so heinous that it would spark such widespread resistance even in New York, the abortion capital of the U.S.? Is it that it reduces quality of women’s healthcare by allowing non-doctors to perform them? Maybe. Is it that it jeopardizes Good Samaritan doctors and organizations like CompassCare by not providing conscience protections for those who refuse to refer for abortion? Possibly. Is it that it allows for abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, which 89% of all New Yorkers reject? Perhaps. Is it that the bill does not actually codify Federal law as Cuomo and others falsely contend? Thank Senator Skelos for his courage here.

After the watershed Supreme Court decision, Roe vs. Wade, dehumanized the child in the womb, there were other cases and laws that were heard and instituted clarifying Roe. Some of these post-Roe Federal restrictions include; Planned Parenthood vs. Casey (allowing for State level restrictions), Federal Partial-birth abortion ban (banning the gruesome third trimester abortion procedure), the Hyde Amendment (restricting all use Federal funding for abortion) and the Hyde-Weldon Amendment (providing more significant conscience protections for medical professionals who refuse to provide or refer for abortion). If Cuomo is interested in codifying Federal law why not codify the common sense post-Roe restrictions as well, since Roe no longer represents the Federal position.Quack 2

The people of New York are furrowing their brow and scratching their heads because the logic just does not add up. Could it be that in the wake of the gruesome revelations of   Gosnell and others, people are beginning to reawaken to the horror and inhumanity that is abortion and the dangers of an abortion industry with zero accountability? Abortion cannot be euphemized with pleasant rhetoric anymore. Abortion is not a choice for women who feel like it is their only option. Abortion is not about access to healthcare in a State where 1/3 of all pregnancies are terminated. Abortion is not about empowerment, when most women are pressured by their friends, family, boyfriends or circumstances to get an abortion. Abortion is not about supporting a woman’s autonomy but rather a society’s way of abandoning a woman who will need a community to help her raise the child. Abortion is not about ensuring ethical medical care for women and children but about a quick buck for a quack.  

We have begun to understand that if we are to remain a CIVILization, we can no longer afford to believe that abortion is about women’s equality or access to health care. Our conscience can no longer afford to ignore the personhood of a pre-born human. Medical science via DNA research, ultrasound technology, and embryology have all climbed the mountain of human meaning and, making it to the top discovered Christianity has been there all along—the only material difference between a newly conceived boy and an old man on his death bed is maturity. To reject the humanity of a pre-born boy or girl in order to justify ending his/her life is purely arbitrary. And once we begin to qualify some categories of people as non-human where does it stop? Whose standard is being used to make the determinations and set the criteria for who qualifies as a human worthy of rights to be protected and who does not? Perhaps it has begun to dawn on us that either all humans are persons to be protected or none of us are safe from the calculating horror of the new ethic of secular science and a science that uses medicine to justify its godless ideology and politics to force it upon the people.

Persevere in the fight. This is not just a political battle; it is a battle for the humanity of us all. June 21st is the end of the 2013 legislative session. Cuomo’s abortion expansion bill called deceiving titled “Women’s Equality Act” has to be withstood for just two more weeks. There are so many things you can do to get involved. Ask your doctor to sign the Medical Clinician’s statement of protest. Call, write, or pay a visit to your Senator. Submit a letter to the editor of your local paper. Leverage social media and tell your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter to do the same. Give of your financial resources. Stand with CompassCare to protect women, to protect preborn boys and girls, and for life at its most vulnerable.

Cuomo Moves to Strike Abortion from Penal Code

The Reproductive Health Act would remove abortion entirely from the NY State penal code. It begs the question: why was abortion in the penal code in the first place, if no other medical procedures were?1219484_caduceus

Answer: Abortion is not medicine.

Medicine seeks to help someone recover or maintain their health. Abortion does neither of those things. Pregnancy represents the healthy functioning of reproductive systems. Abortion impedes the natural, healthy reproductive process. Abortion is not healthcare—it’s a facelift. It is in our penal code because it should be monitored like any other elective bodily modification, i.e. tattooing, body piercing, tanning, breast augmentation, etc.

Cuomo's Reproductive Health ActThe fact that Cuomo and the NY State legislature would consider mainstreaming abortion in this way reveals either their ignorance of the medical profession or their desire to use it as a tool for their own political aspirations. In either case, considering the complete decriminalization of abortion instead of investigating the true ramifications of these elective procedures is befuddling, especially under the guise of “reproductive rights.”

New York lies in the shadow of the Gosenll trial with additional examples of fraud, abuse, and murder harbored within the abortion industry. There is example after example in states all across the country of the abuse of women at the hands of malpracticing abortionists. If we’re willing to restrict gun access because of a shooting in Connecticut, why are we deregulating  abortion access in light of the fraud, abuse, and death fouind in California, Maryland, New Jersey Pennsylvania, Illinois, yes and even New York? That kind of inconsistency at the executive level of government makes one wonder if this is really about women at all! Or is it about someone’s presidential aspirations?

Tell your representatives: Investigate, don’t legislate.

NY to Deregulate Abortionists; Destroy Pregnancy Centers

“Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it,” said British statesman and philosopher, Edmund Burke. Similarly, those in who fail to fight the machinations of NY politicians will be doomed to their designs at the Federal level; especially when it comes to abortion and Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRC).

Black Population ExtinctionCorning, New York is home to infamous Margaret Sanger, proponent of the destruction of certain races and classes of people and founder of Planned Parenthood. One way she thought to accomplish her agenda was by what she called, “Birth Control.” The African American Community in NY now meets the criteria for an endangered species. On July 1st 1970 New York legalized abortion on demand. On July 2nd, one day later, the first free standing abortion clinic opened in the Rochester/Syracuse region.  

In 2010 New York City (NYC), the abortion capital of the U.S., voted to pass a city ordinance restricting the advertising capability of pregnancy centers. At a hearing regarding that ordinance I urged that ‘the vote on this proposed NYC amendment be tabled indefinitely until such a time as a more thorough review of women’s reproductive health service standards can be done so that a more equitable and constitutionally sound alternative can be developed,’ (For my full testimony click here). However, the ordinance passed, an injunction was rendered and we await an appellate decision as to whether or not the ordinance violates the 1st amendment rights of Pregnancy Centers.

Now New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, with close ties to the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), just served a subpoena investigating pro-life pregnancy centers in NYC claiming misleading advertising. Is it a coincidence that just a few days before a NY State Senate bill was introduced in May 2013 that mirrors the NYC ordinance, U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney of NYC re-introduced her Federal bill to restrict pregnancy center advertising nationwide the very next week? All this just as NY Governor, Andrew Cuomo, vows to introduce his abortion expansion bill making abortion and contraception fundamental human rights thereby paving the way for discrimination lawsuits filed against pregnancy centers and pro-life doctors.

ericschaffNew York has hundreds of abortionists who are not held accountable to current Health Department regulations similar to the debacle with Gosnell just a few short miles to the South. One abortionist who researched the abortion pill RU-486 in Rochester, NY was the Medical Director responsible for a Planned Parenthood office in Wilmington, DA that was closed for what staff RNs called, “meat-market style abortions.”

Instead of investigating to increase standards of care for women in an obviously corrupt abortion industry, NY politicians are seeking to pass legislation reducing the already low bar set for abortionists by insulating them from malpractice in cases of botched abortions as well as permitting non-doctors to perform surgical abortion. Ironically all this is perpetrated under the banner of ‘Women’s Equality.’ The provisions in Cuomo’s heinous abortion expansion bill are summarized here.

There is a legislative cancer in NY State government which, if we are not careful, will spread to the Federal government endangering Good Samaritan pro-life doctors and Pregnancy Centers. It must be stopped in NY or it will continue to metastasize. Please continue raising awareness of this unjust state of affairs. Use social media and the resources available here, write letters to the editor, contact your legislator, preach, pray, volunteer, give money.  Governor Cuomo has until the end of the legislative session, June 20th, to get what he wants. Let’s keep pushing for what’s right, together!

Cuomo’s Abortion Expansion Bill Hi-Jacks Parental Rights

Parental Rights

Parental Rights

Andrew Cuomo’s abortion expansion bill is not just about women’s health, it’s about government intrusion on parental rights. If the reproductive health act deems access to contraception and abortion fundamental human rights it immediately places parental rights at odds with the state.

In order to access contraception and abortion one must go through the medical profession. For a minor to access the medical profession, they must go through their parents. This is the case because the immaturity of the child often prevents them from perceiving what is best for them. The parent is responsible for the life and health of their child. Therefore the parent is always involved in decisions which relate to their health and well-being. Making contraception and abortion a fundamental human right overrides the ability of the parent to manage and monitor the health and well-being of the child.

As of right now, New York State requires parental consent for something as minor as a body piercing or tattoos. In fact, even with parental consent, a minor under 17 cannot use a tanning bed at all. Under Cuomo’s radical abortion bill, a minor will be able to get a surgical procedure and carcinogenic drugs without parents even knowing. Does it make any sense for a child to be able to access life-altering medical treatments but not be able to get an artificial tan?

Why would a state government want to assume parental responsibilities for something as important as the reproductive health of the next generation? Why would any self-respecting physician even consider treating a minor without parental involvement?  Most New York voters are in favor of parental notification laws. What special kind of arrogance is it that would permit a legislature to change the tradition of medicine and intrude on the responsibility of moms and dads?

Stand Up. Contact your representative—tell them to oppose Cuomo’s abortion expansion bill bundled with the Women’s Equality Act. Visit the Legislative Action Center at AlbanyUpdate.com.

Speak Out. Get in the conversation of Facebook and twitter with New Yorkers for Life, and take the message to your network by joining CompassCare’s social media team. Email us at rha@compasscare.info.

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Discrimination Lawsuits Jeopardize PRCs

SharkCompassCare and other ethical pregnancy resource centers in NY are being jeopardized by radical legislation that the super majority of New Yorker’s reject—Cuomo’s Reproductive Health Act.

By making abortion a fundamental right, physicians and organizations like medical pregnancy resource centers are put in danger of discrimination lawsuits. There is some limited protection in the RHA for those private doctors who refuse to provide abortions, but refusal to refer for abortion and abortion-causing contraception becomes an act of discrimination, the violation of a human right.

CompassCare has served and has helped other pregnancy centers serve tens of thousands of women in the last 33 years. When a woman faces unplanned pregnancy she is most often coerced and feeling unable to refuse abortion. This is not freedom; this is not choice. Making abortion a fundamental human right would force organizations like CompassCare and ethical physicians to further undermine a woman’s already compromised autonomy.

If abortion and contraception are bonafide medical treatments, then that’s all they are, not human rights. It is the physician’s job to manage treatment options for their patients. A a_babys_cominggovernment can never know enough about a particular patient to know what treatments should be administered, let alone artificially declared fundamental rights. Making abortion a fundamental right tramples the physician’s ability to serve each woman by considering her circumstances as unique. Any self-respecting physician, no matter where they stand on the issue of abortion, should reject this legislative intrusion into their profession.

Women don’t need to know that they can get an abortion. They need to know that they can have their baby. That’s where true support comes in. That’s where real medicine meets real people.

Doctors and Medical Clinicians – sign this statement of ethics protesting the RHA.

Doctor Warns African American Community About NY’s High Abortion Rate

In 2011 there were 102,678 abortions in NY State. Over 60% were repeat abortions. Women in their 20s accounted for over 56%. According to the US Census Bureau whites make up the majority of the State population while the burden of abortion (70%) falls on the non-white minority.

Data from 2009 reveals that New York is the abortion capital of the U.S., with higher abortion rates than any other state.

With a disproportionate number of abortions already occurring in NY, Governor Cuomo’s Abortion Expansion Act does not make much sense. Women already have access to abortion with lower levels of accountability for abortionists than any other field of medicine. We need to raise the bar for women’s health care not lower it. Making abortion a “fundamental right” would prohibit any restriction whatsoever including accountability for medical providers to treat women ethically and with dignity. We need higher standards to care for women, not lower standards.

Stand up. Tell your representatives that Abortion Expansion makes no sense in a state that already has the highest abortion rates in the country.

Ob/Gyn doctor speaks to African American Communities in New York about consequences of Cuomo’s abortion expansion bill.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXGUpABP134