There’s no shortage of abortions being performed in the state of New York. In fact, the abortion industry is thriving there. Ninety-three percent of New York women live in a county that houses an abortion clinic. New York’s abortion rate is almost double the national average according to the Guttmacher Institute, at 39 abortions per 1,000 women. New York provides abortion coverage through Medicaid, and there are virtually no restrictions against abortion whatsoever – no waiting periods, parental consent laws, nothing. And in New York City, it’s even worse, especially for black women.
That’s not enough for Governor Cuomo, though, who is looking to make abortion even more widespread. He’ll be allowing any health care practitioner to perform abortions, not just doctors (because not enough women are killed by abortion already). Late-term abortions will be allowed for just about any reason, and that means we may have more LeRoy Carharts running around putting women at risk.
All of this is happening against the will of New Yorkers, who find this too extreme even for them. But Cuomo doesn’t care, and abortion providers like Planned Parenthood and NARAL are surely rejoicing, as this means much more money rolling in for them. Allowing non-physicians to perform abortions, as well as allowing abortions to be performed at any time during a pregnancy, means that the number of abortions performed in New York will likely skyrocket. And abortionists will happily line their pockets with the blood money that Andrew Cuomo made it so easy for them to get.
What happened to this whole idea of “safe, legal, and rare”? Cuomo’s push for more abortion is a perfect example of how pro-abortion extremists never bought into that. The only part of that phrase that they actually cared about was “legal.” Safety? Not quite as important as unfettered access to abortion for women. After all, a New York woman just died from a late-term abortion, but Cuomo’s all about having more of them in his state. Rare? Clearly not.
The shockingly high rate of abortion in Andrew Cuomo’s state is apparently not high enough. It’s not good enough for abortion to just be legal to these people. It’s got to be widespread and commonplace. And having moral objections to abortion won’t be allowed anymore, so pro-life counseling centers and Catholic hospitals, beware.
Abortion can’t just be legal in New York. It must be accepted, beloved, celebrated. Welcome to Andrew Cuomo’s New York, the abortion capital of the world.