What happened in New York?

If you've been on social media, you may have noticed a tsunami of sorts in the counter reaction to New York's new law the formally legalizes abortion right to the moment of live birth.

On its face, the law essentially codifies in the New York code what Roe v. Wade made legal 46 years ago -- legalized abortion on demand during the entire pregnancy. Yet this law has outraged and engaged pro-life citizens like few things in many, many years.

Why has the New York law lit a grassroots fire? A few reasons:

First, the law was boldly celebrated by its proponents. The signing came, with much fanfare, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Officials lit up the Freedom Tower in pink. Governor Cuomo and others rejoiced at the signing. It was in-your-face politics. And we took offense.

Second, the law acted as if the world hasn't changed since 1973. But the world is a different place. Gov. Cuomo was correct in saying the new law basically codified Roe in New York's statutes. But the miscalculation is that he assumes our nation hasn't moved away from its 1973 Roe view of this issue. America has moved significantly toward the side of life in large part because technology and medical science has proven that life begins at conception and pre-born babies aren't globs of tissue that can be disposed of. Pre-borns are alive, thriving and have rights. Doctors even operate on pre-borns. As Mike Huckabee wrote:

[N]ow we know that at 12 weeks, sometimes before a mother even realizes she is pregnant, and before “viability,” a preborn baby has brain activity, a heartbeat, yawns, has a mouth full of taste buds – and can be legally killed in all 50 states.

Third, we totally forgot just how awful the Roe decision was. It took New York to remind us.

In the circles I run in, it has been mostly women who have reacted most vehemently. Here in our office, Tina our project manager basically wouldn't stop until she convinced us to take action. The Bible study that meets in our home was "hijacked" by the topic -- and the ladies led the discussion and prayer. 

Here at Grassfire, we've responded with a petition to END ABORTION. I believe this New York law could be a tipping point. While we support all the incremental steps that are being taken by the pro-life movement (born-alive acts, fetal heartbeat bills, etc.), it's time we re-take the ground of ending abortion. That is the goal. We're not ashamed it. It's time to end this abomination.

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  • John Minich
    commented 2019-10-01 20:36:41 -0400
    I have “fun” (being sarcastic) with the inconsistency of some pro-abortion supporters. A human/person is not a human until during or after being born, so there is no crime of murder with abortion. But, murdering a pregnant woman so that the fetus/baby also dies is a double homicide. From another angle, a California Condor is a California Condor at conception, so the eggs are strictly protected and there’re severe penalties for damaging even one egg until after hatching. Is there any chance that these pro-abortion people can become consistent and show some logic in their thinking ? Or will the hard science of biology, which helps us understand these things, be banned ? Of course, this means we can’t have DNA identification (biology), blood typing (biology), researching immunity disorders, health and brain disorders (biology), have any medical knowledge and techniques (biology), and sex education (biology), vaccines and vaccinations (biology), ecology(biology), and so on. Some of these guys leave themselves so very open to the reductio ad absurdum argument.
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  • Carol Ayres-Steinwehe
    commented 2019-02-02 10:16:40 -0500
    This is murder pure and simple. I guess I won’t be visiting NY ever again. If I lived in the NY I would pressure the govt to overturn this law. The state is asking for judgement.