NY governor plans for abortion with few restrictions

Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is again proposing a major expansion of abortion but that would mean a major clash with the church.

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.

McGuire, Jason (New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms)"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 abortion-free.

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