New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is again proposing a major
expansion of abortion but that would mean a major clash with the
The group New Yorkers for Constitutional
Freedoms was on hand for the unveiling of the proposal.
Jason McGuire, who heads the organization, tells OneNewsNow it is
not the first time Cuomo has pushed for expansion.
"This year the governor is
actually publicly calling for a radical expansion of abortion here
in New York State," he says. "And, quite frankly, it's frightening,
as this bill really makes abortion less safe for women, let alone
what it does to the unborn child."
Cuomo is proposing establishing abortion as a right in New York
law, removing restrictions on third-trimester abortions and
permitting non-physicians to do abortions.
"Currently, there is some federal protection because of the
partial-birth abortion ban; but should the federal law be changed
or Roe be overturned, it would mean that New York would
have virtually no restrictions whatsoever on abortion at any stage
of the pregnancy," McGuire adds.
There has been a resounding condemnation from the Catholic Conference and
other parts of the pro-life community. McGuire also says New
Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms will be in the trenches
fighting against this measure and others until New York is