Pro-abortion NYC getting worried?

Monday, October 29, 2012
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A New York City official is making a move to show support for abortion clinics.

Christine Quinn (D), speaker of the city's council and a candidate for mayor, has announced that as of Thursday, NYC will recruit and train volunteer escorts to accompany pregnant women past pro-life counselors into abortion facilities.

Slattery, Chris (EMC)Chris Slattery heads Expectant Mother Care (EMC), a group of pro-life-pregnancy centers. He says Quinn's effort is a political ploy leading up to the election that will stack the government against pro-lifers.

"Police, when they know that the government leaders are organizing these things, they're then intimidated to favor the government project over us because they don't want to get in trouble with the mayor's office and City Hall," Slattery explains.

"They'll be forced to take sides with the government because they're part of the government."

He believes Quinn's action may be a reaction to pro-life success.

"We had an abortion clinic close a few weeks ago in Brooklyn, where there'd been a constant presence of pro-lifers praying in vigil for 22 years. And then [officials] get alarmed," the EMC president notes.

The New York City Council also passed an ordinance requiring pro-life pregnancy centers to post signs declaring they do not provide abortions or contraception. That has been successfully blocked so far in a lawsuit filed by the crisis pregnancy centers.

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