New York’s new, murderous partial-birth abortion law that allows the mother to terminate a baby’s life right up until the time of delivery is also having an impact on children that are wanted by their parents. The New York Reproductive Health Act (or RHA) is monstrous. It allows abortion from one week of pregnancy until the moment of birth, well after 24 weeks when a baby is considered viable outside the womb. That’s infanticide.
New York lawmakers now realize that they have created a conflict in their legal code. It stated that a baby past the 24th week is a “person” but still allows a mother to murder their unwanted child at that point of development. There is a law on their books that criminalizes the killing of a baby after the 24th week.
New York law, until January 23rd, defined the killing of the unborn by another person as a homicide. However, the new law rewrites the New York penal code to remove those designations.
“Homicide means conduct which causes the death of a person [
or an unborn child with which a female has been pregnant for more than twenty-four weeks] under circumstances constituting murder, manslaughter in the first degree, manslaughter in the second degree, or criminally negligent homicide, [ abortion in the first degree or self-abortion in the first degree].”
The law includes an explicit definition of the term “person:” “when referring to the victim of a homicide, means a human being who has been born and is alive.”
PJ Media stated that the new law “explicitly amends the penal code to remove protections for wanted babies who die in domestic violence or other kinds of assault.”
“By completely gutting abortion from New York’s criminal law, the RHA removes the state’s only prosecutorial tool for holding violent abusers accountable for the death of wanted unborn children,” a Times Union opinion writer reported. “Studies show that domestic violence escalates during pregnancy. New York’s version of a fetal homicide law lies within the abortion provisions of its penal law, which the RHA repeals.”
From The Daily Wire:
“That’s particularly shocking given that feminism has made the prevention of abuse and violence a hallmark of the movement in the past year, stressing that women who are harassed, abused, and who are victims of violent partner attacks must be encouraged to speak up and pursue justice.
“The new Reproductive Health Act actively rips away one very specific — and very powerful — tool from women who are victims of domestic violence that extracts an incredible price: the life of their unborn child.
“As the Times Union opinionist puts it: “How could any feminist strip away the right of a woman to prosecute a violent partner for killing her wanted fetus? Depriving women of the opportunity to punish violent partners for killing their wanted unborn children is anti-woman.”
“The answer is easy: the bill sacrifices children at the altar of feminism’s highest sacrament, abortion.
“The bill also removes protections for babies born alive following an attempted abortion procedure, repealing a portion of the New York health code that required any facility that performs abortions to have medical care personnel on hand or on call to provide care to babies greater than 20 weeks gestation who survive abortion procedures. And it explicitly prohibits the state from enacting a law to prevent the abortion of disabled babies.”
New York has become a very dark and evil place these days. A place where the innocent are sacrificed for convenience and immorality. Cuomo should be excommunicated from the Catholic Church and removed from office over this blasphemy. All babies are now at risk in that state and the Democrats are celebrating. Those who cherish life are not.