This past Tuesday, on the 46-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act into law.
Despite the name, the act serves as a means to protect abortion regardless of what happens in the increasingly conservative court system. As the Times Union reports, the act removes abortion from the state’s criminal code, legalizes abortion for certain cases beyond 24 weeks, and even allows people other than physicians to conduct abortions.
The signing of the act into law was met with thunderous applause.
Sarah Weddington, the lawyer representing Roe v. Wade’s “Jane Roe,” was also there. Governor Cuomo presented her with the New York Public Service Award.
Weddington said the passing of the bill was “a dream come true.”
But for grotesquely high numbers of unborn children, this bill comes as a death sentence. Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire details how gruesome of a process late-term abortion can be.
The first step, Walsh explains, is the poison injection. Usually delivered to the head or body of the baby, this shot can leave the infant racked with pain thanks to an already-developed nervous system. Subsequent injections are given until an ultrasound shows there are no signs of life.
And corpses don’t just vanish into thin air — the mother must still deliver the body of her dead child.
The procedure isn’t just damaging for the baby — this can be a seriously emotionally damaging process for the mom as well. Accounts of depression, suicide, mental illness, and other abortion aftereffects can be readily found online.
The passing of the law seems to avoid a major question surrounding this process: If the baby will be delivered whether it is alive or dead, why is death even an option?
Walsh asks the same question.
It may sometimes be necessary to deliver the child early to save the mother’s life. But why would you ever need to inject the child with poison before delivering him? How does that help in the preservation of the mother’s life? Please explain, thank you https://t.co/AeZFfqu3hR
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) January 24, 2019
New York certainly seems averse to killing — so much so that they’ve abolished capital punishment, according to FindLaw.
Governor Cuomo, infamous for opposing the punishment, called the death penalty “morally indefensible,” with “no place in the 21st century.” Murderers are spared the needle in New York thanks to the work of Cuomo and others, but unborn babies consistently have their protections rolled back.
We’re not perfect beings by a long shot. With inherent sin, the works of man often miss the mark.
Sometimes, like in the case of the New York legislative system, these works are outright mockeries of God. And although we should do everything in our power to fight this law, we must first remember to forgive those responsible for it.
We must mirror the one voice that rang out after applause from the signing of the law abated: “May almighty God have mercy on the state of New York.”
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