A New York City official is making a move to show support for
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.
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
"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
"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
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