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NY Bishops Blast Cuomo’s Attack on Innocent Life

Days before the Jan. 22 passage of the Reproductive Health Act permitting late abortion by nondoctors, the bishops of New York slammed the move and the innocent lives to be lost. “Words are insufficient to describe the profound sadness we feel at the contemplated passage of New York State’s new proposed abortion policy.” In an open letter to “Catholic” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of Albany warned that this legislation “threatens to rupture the communion between the Catholic faith and those who support the RHA even while professing to follow the church…” Read more…

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Americans United for Life CEO Catherine Glenn Foster told the Catholic News Agency in early January that under Gov. Andrew Cuomo the operators of New York’s nail salons would face stricter regulations than people running abortion clinics in the state.

And then came the Reproductive Health Act. The legislation allows nurse practitioners and physician assistants to perform abortions and permits late-abortion at any time to protect the mother’s life or health, as well as in the case of fetal inviability.

The legislation also decriminalizes abortion, sliding it out of the New York penal code and under the jurisdiction of the state’s health department.

New York state Republicans have been able to block this proposal for the past 12 years. But with Democrats winning control of the legislature in November, they pushed it through not long after their legislative seats were warm.

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