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Statement on NY Gov. Spitzer's radical abortion plan
New York State Catholic Conference ^ | 1/22/2008 | Kathleen M. Gallagher

Posted on 02/23/2008 10:27:30 PM PST by Coleus

On this, the 35th anniversary of the tragic Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion in all 50 states, New York’s citizens find human life under renewed attack, this time through a radical bill proposed by Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

Kathleen M. Gallagher, director of pro-life activities for the New York State Catholic Conference, made the following comment today:

“There is much good news to report on the pro-life front. Nationally, abortions have fallen to their lowest rate since 1976, as more people, particularly young people, are taking a fresh look at abortion and seeing not empowerment for women but the killing of a generation of babies. While the pro-abortion movement celebrates a ‘woman’s right to choose,’ and demands even easier availability of abortions, most Americans are slowly coming to terms with what our society has wrought, and they are turning away from this horrific ‘choice.’ 

“Oddly, many abortion advocates look at the lower abortion rates and rather than rejoice at lives saved, instead see a threat. Here in New York, Gov. Eliot Spitzer has acted aggressively to make abortion even more available and common than it already is, while stomping on the rights of religious providers like Catholic hospitals. His euphemistically titled ‘Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act’ would raise abortion to the level of a fundamental right, like the freedom of speech, and would therefore prohibit virtually any restrictions at all. 

“This bill would ensure the easy availability of late-term abortions of fully formed infants, even if there was no threat to a woman’s physical health, and allow non-doctors to perform abortions. It would prohibit ‘discrimination’ regarding the right to abortion to such an extent that Catholic hospitals could be forced to provide abortions or lose their license to operate. It would prohibit parental notification, expand the over-the-counter availability of the morning-after pill to children of any age and force all insurers to cover abortion for any reason. 

“In many ways, this intolerable bill is more radical than the original state law legalizing abortion nearly 40 years ago. It would potentially force the closure of Catholic health care institutions and undoubtedly lead to the deaths of countless unborn children who otherwise might have had a chance at life. No matter what Mr. Spitzer calls his bill, clearly it is not about reproductive ‘health.’ On the contrary, this bill is about death, and it must be rejected.”


Documents
Statement on Gov. Spitzer's radical abortion plan
Links
Spitzer abortion bill advocacy materials
Go here to download flyers and a brochure regarding the radical Spitzer abortion bill.
Spitzer abortion bill advocacy materials (Spanish)
Spanish language materials available for download regarding the radical Spitzer abortion bill.
Video presentation on Spitzer abortion bill
Watch a YouTube video hosted by Kathleen Gallagher, director of pro-life activities, on the Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: abortion; catholichospitals; ny; nyc; proaborts; spitzer

1 posted on 02/23/2008 10:27:32 PM PST by Coleus
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To: DixieOklahoma; reuben barruchstein; theprophetyellszambolamboromo; Alusch; house of cards; ...
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2 posted on 02/23/2008 10:31:43 PM PST by Coleus (Abortion and Euthanasia, Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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Spitzer’s bold move is the next step in the radical pro-abortion agenda: compel Catholic and other religious hospitals to perform abortions. Pro-abortion forces are emboldened by the rise of Obama, a pro-abortion fanatic and the most extreme abortion advocate ever to run for president.
Since most or all Catholic hospitals will close rather than be turned into killing centers for babies, Spitzer and his ilk will take them over. They will become state institutions or will be bought and run by Spritzer’s Jewish political allies in the NY State Democrat Party. Bloomberg, another anti-Christian pro-abortion fanatic, stands ready to aid Spritzer. It will be a tough fight. These people are powerful.....
3 posted on 02/23/2008 10:57:14 PM PST by Godwin1 (merican restaurant.)
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To: Coleus

If these were special Moslem hospitals, all the stops would be pulled out to ensure that the beliefs of the hospital administrators and staff were respected, accommodated, and handled with the utmost cultural sensitivity. After all, NYC now has publicly-funded Arabic schools.


4 posted on 02/23/2008 10:59:32 PM PST by informavoracious ("Help me, Obama-Wan Kenyabi, you're my only hope!")
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To: Coleus; GambrillsGuy; 50mm; Elvina; ConservativeTrucker; SavannahJake; PaulZe; AKA Elena; ...
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

5 posted on 02/24/2008 5:59:55 AM PST by narses (...the spirit of Trent is abroad once more.)
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To: Liz

Ping


6 posted on 02/24/2008 6:03:55 AM PST by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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To: Godwin1

“Pro-abortion forces are emboldened by the rise of Obama, a pro-abortion fanatic and the most extreme abortion advocate ever to run for president.”

....

“Obama has spent a scant two years in the Senate but served eight years at the Illinois capitol in Springfield.

During that time, Obama voted AGAINST (emphasis mine) a bill that received national attention and would protect babies born alive after botched abortions.”

http://www.lifenews.com/nat2877.html


7 posted on 02/24/2008 11:02:43 AM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter:pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating!)
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To: All

Here’s a story while Eliot Spitzer was A.G.:

“The abortion empire strikes back

By Michelle Malkin
Friday, January 11, 2002

New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, a loyal water boy for pro-abortion groups, has launched a crackdown on crisis pregnancy centers.

This is a direct assault on the front lines of compassionate conservatism. An estimated 3,000 crisis pregnancy centers offer abortion alternatives nationwide. Most are non-profit and affiliated with Catholic charities. Radical feminists, who push abortion as the only acceptable choice, call these life-affirming pregnancy centers “deceptive.” The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) sells a guide to sabotaging the centers’ missionary work.

Spitzer, a Democrat, promised NARAL three years ago that his tax-subsidized “reproductive rights unit,” staffed by abortion activists, would carry on the campaign. He delivered.

According to Chris Slattery, the founder of Expectant Mother Care, which provides the most comprehensive crisis pregnancy services in New York City, Spitzer issued subpoenas last Friday to pregnancy resource centers in Staten Island and Manhattan demanding documents related to their services. Spitzer’s office refused to provide me with any information on his legal maneuvering, but more subpoenas are expected. Spitzer’s move “is a triple attack on the First Amendment — on our freedom of assembly, religion and speech,” Slattery told me.

excerpt: http://www.townhall.com/columnists/MichelleMalkin/2002/01/11/the_abortion_empire_strikes_back


8 posted on 02/24/2008 11:31:08 AM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter:pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating!)
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To: informavoracious

“If these were special Moslem hospitals, all the stops would be pulled out to ensure that the beliefs of the hospital administrators and staff were respected, accommodated, and handled with the utmost cultural sensitivity. After all, NYC now has publicly-funded Arabic schools.”

So true, sadly.


9 posted on 02/24/2008 11:32:17 AM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter:pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating!)
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To: 8mmMauser; wagglebee; floriduh voter

Ping, and this can happen in ANY state.


10 posted on 02/24/2008 11:33:54 AM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter:pro-God/life/borders, understands Red China threat, NRA A+rating!)
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To: Coleus

I imagine closing the Catholic hospitals in New York would cripple the health care system. But what would the “steamroller” care about that?


11 posted on 02/24/2008 3:10:09 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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To: Coleus

I saw a beautiful, tiny baby at Mass today. obama and spitzer say it’s alright to kill children like her.


12 posted on 02/24/2008 6:40:22 PM PST by Eagles6
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To: Coleus

It’s too bad that pro-life anti baby killing policy leaders can’t learn from the liberals in “Tobacco/Sheeple Control” and from the succesful campaign on drunk driving.

The goal should be to “reduce public tolerance” for baby killing. Incrementalism, public service announcements, social engineering to change thoughts and behaviors and attitude.

It works.

Instead, we are losing 34-2 in the bottom of the 9th inning with 2 outs and nobody on. We’re trying to hit a 33 run homer to win the game with SCOTUS justices.

Take a page out of the liberal playbook on Tobacco Control. It won’t change things tomorrow morning, but it will work eventually.

I saw a great giant billboard on the highway. It showed a cute newborn baby girl with the caption “Kill her today, it’s murder. Kill her yesterday, it’s abortion.”

That’s what needs to be done to change the culture.


13 posted on 02/24/2008 6:46:44 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Sun
Pecking order in the Democratic People's Republic of New York:

Politicians

Unions

Environmentalists

Liberal Media

Homosexuals

Illegal Immigrants

Criminals

Terrorists

IV Drug Users

Mentally Retarded

Transvestites

Military

Private Property Owners

Unborn Children

Christians

Gun Owners

Smokers

Taxpayers

14 posted on 02/24/2008 6:48:34 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Godwin1

Please, please, at least get the man’s name right. It’s Spitler. Rhymes with . . .


15 posted on 02/24/2008 6:54:45 PM PST by Hardastarboard (DemocraticUnderground.com is an internet hate site.)
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To: Coleus
Pray for an end to abortion and the conversion of America to a mindset of life!

Especially pray for the State of New York.

16 posted on 02/24/2008 6:57:59 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Coleus

New York reaps what they sow. They elect liberals to govern them, this is the result. A cesspool of depravity and devaluing of life.


17 posted on 02/24/2008 7:13:47 PM PST by MovementConservative (Terminate the Duke 88)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
I saw a great giant billboard on the highway. It showed a cute newborn baby girl with the caption “Kill her today, it’s murder. Kill her yesterday, it’s abortion.”

You make good points, but by your very example, you are showing that such efforts are being made. And I think such awareness is spreading. Minds before laws.

For me, seeing the ultrasound of my first child at 8 weeks gestation, when she was in my wife's womb and had a heartbeat and four limbs and a face and head, it hit home personally that it was a tiny developing human being. not that I wasnt already prolife and knew these things, but it became personal not just intellectual fact for me. It's hard not to see the truth of the pro-life position after you've seen an ultrasound of a developing preborn human aka fetus. Make a 60 second ad of that and let America watch it and minds will change.

18 posted on 02/24/2008 8:06:46 PM PST by WOSG (The 4-fold path to save America - Think right, act right, speak right, vote right!)
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To: WOSG

You and me both. I was probably a libertarian pro-choice sort until I heard my son’s heartbeat at 5 weeks gestation for the first time 7 years ago.


19 posted on 02/24/2008 8:33:05 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Sun

He’s a scary man. Ice cold. I can’t imagine why he was voted in. We need a GOOD conservative next time around. One who is pro life and has good values. Anybody out there????


20 posted on 02/24/2008 8:54:36 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: MovementConservative

It’s mostly the cities that vote liberals in. The countryside is much more conservative.


21 posted on 02/24/2008 8:56:02 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: informavoracious

The funny thing about that new arabic school is that it is named after an arabic christian.


22 posted on 02/24/2008 8:58:35 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Interesting post. The NY voters apparently didn’t do any research, because now Spitzer has a super low rating. NYers didn’t know who the heck they were voting for.

We get the government we deserve.


23 posted on 02/24/2008 9:14:12 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter endorsed Mike Huckabee, cuz Mike understands the Red China threat!)
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To: Marysecretary

I voted for John Faso last time, because he is pro-life and against same-sex so-called “marriage,” but I doubt if he’ll run again, but you never know.

Please keep praying.


24 posted on 02/24/2008 9:16:10 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter endorsed Mike Huckabee, cuz Mike understands the Red China threat!)
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To: Marysecretary
It’s mostly the cities that vote liberals in. The countryside is much more conservative.

I totally understand. It's that way here in Oregon. Multnomah County(Portland) overwhelmingly is liberal and therefore we end up with 20+ years of Dem governors.

25 posted on 02/24/2008 9:29:19 PM PST by MovementConservative (Terminate the Duke 88)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

If the Catholic Hospitals in NY were to close NY State would be in a world of hurt..This is just a power play by that f***n commie governor spits-er to force his demRAT views on the poor sheeple of NY...

SOO glad we moved out of NY many years ago....escaped is more like it...many good people, bad politics..


26 posted on 02/24/2008 9:46:48 PM PST by billmor
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To: Coleus
Message to Spitzer:

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27 posted on 02/24/2008 10:43:03 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Scotswife

deception of the infidel?


28 posted on 02/25/2008 2:04:13 AM PST by informavoracious ("Help me, Obama-Wan Kenyabi, you're my only hope!")
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To: Coleus; narses; Sun
Pinged from Terri Dailies

8mm


29 posted on 02/25/2008 4:30:51 AM PST by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: Godwin1

Don’t forget. There are too many minorities in New York and it is time to get rid of some of them. The ones that can walk around can be relied upon to vote Democratic. It is the unborn ones that may vote differently, so it is better to knock them off now than take a chance. In addition, this serves to eliminate undesirables and to create a race of thoroughbreds. For more details on this, look up Margaret Sanger and her “Negro Project”, Planned Parenthood and Eugenics.


30 posted on 02/25/2008 4:44:48 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Sun

I will! I voted for Faso as well.


31 posted on 02/25/2008 9:25:38 AM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: Marysecretary

“I voted for Faso as well.”

We still have a Faso bumper sticker on our car. I’m tempted to put another sticker above it saying: “Don’t blame me I voted for.............”. :)


32 posted on 02/25/2008 9:39:26 AM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter endorsed Mike Huckabee, cuz Mike understands the Red China threat!)
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To: Sun

I like that! We can never really get a true conservative for governor. Too many liberal candidates or RINO’s. Grrr.


33 posted on 02/25/2008 11:38:43 AM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: All; Marysecretary

btw, my pro-life state senator told me to also contact my assemblyperson and Gov. Spitzer.


34 posted on 02/25/2008 7:54:39 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter endorsed Mike Huckabee, cuz Mike understands the Red China threat!)
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To: informavoracious

I don’t know what the story is behind naming the school after him.
I have his beautiful book The Prophet.

Here is the wiki entry on him...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalil_Gibran

I thought the whole principal/”infitada” controversy was pretty amusing considering the guy was not a muslim.


35 posted on 02/26/2008 9:19:32 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: Scotswife

Do you think it’s ok to publicly fund an Arabic school? Will there be only Christian Arabs attending or will it be mostly Moslems who don’t want to assimilate? Gibran was a Christian? Are you sure? The name is a decoy, a trick. Naming the school after Khaddafi would have been too blatant. I really don’t think the protesting is over the name of the school, but that it is publicly funded.


36 posted on 02/26/2008 2:02:51 PM PST by informavoracious ("Help me, Obama-Wan Kenyabi, you're my only hope!")
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To: Sun

Will there also be subpoenas of all PP clinics, whose so-called counselors sell abortion as the only choice, with nary a mention of alternate choices like adoption or keeping the child. That is deception, pretending they counsel when they have but one end in mind. Tell me how much they care about women.


37 posted on 02/26/2008 2:14:23 PM PST by informavoracious ("Help me, Obama-Wan Kenyabi, you're my only hope!")
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To: informavoracious

“Will there also be subpoenas of all PP clinics, whose so-called counselors sell abortion as the only choice, “

Not with Spitzer; he owes PP and NARAL big time.


38 posted on 02/26/2008 6:14:18 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter endorsed Mike Huckabee, cuz Mike understands the Red China threat!)
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To: Coleus; All
Some major problems with Roe v. Wade is that regardless that the special-interest USSC majority found the right to have an abortion in the "wild card" 9th A., the Court scandalously failed to find the right of a man to be a father and also the rights of unborn children in the 9th Amendment.

In fact, regardless that the USSC decided that it had the license to use Jefferson's "wall of separation" from a mere, private letter to help define its scandalous interpretation of the establishment clause in the Everson opinion, the Court "overlooked" in Roe v. Wade that Jefferson had also written that "all men are created equal" in the Declaration of Independence. After all, Jefferson could just as easily have written that all men are born equal. Instead, Jefferson evidently chose to reflect the beliefs of the signers of the DoI that God-given rights start from the moment of conception.

The bottom line is that the people need to wise up to the MAJOR problem of a Supreme Court that is putting special-interest agendas ahead of honest and reasonable interpretations of the Constitution. Bluntly put, the people need to quit sitting on their hands and petition lawmakers, judges and justices who are not upholding their oaths to defend the Constitution, demanding that they resign from their jobs.

39 posted on 02/26/2008 6:49:43 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: informavoracious

I don’t have all the details as to how exactly the school is funded or what the demographics are of the student body.

Gibran was a christian...click on the link.
That is what I find amusing.

There was a bit of an uproar when their first hire for the position of principal said she supported “infitada”.
She was quickly fired and replaced - but she fought it pretty good.

If you ever want a good read, pick up The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran...it is a gem.


40 posted on 02/26/2008 7:46:57 PM PST by Scotswife
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To: Sun

My senators are Hillary and Chuckie Cheese. No satisfaction there.


41 posted on 02/26/2008 10:04:22 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: Sun

My senators are Hillary and Chuckie Cheese. No satisfaction there.


42 posted on 02/26/2008 10:04:27 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: Marysecretary

“My senators are Hillary and Chuckie Cheese.”

Mine too. I feel our pain.


43 posted on 02/27/2008 1:43:32 PM PST by Sun (Duncan Hunter endorsed Mike Huckabee, cuz Mike understands the Red China threat!)
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To: billmor

Heh, maybe now the “steamroller” has run out of political “steam.” How the mighty have fallen!!!! There is a just God!


44 posted on 03/11/2008 1:26:05 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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To: Amendment10
The bottom line is that the people need to wise up to the MAJOR problem of a Supreme Court that is putting special-interest agendas ahead of honest and reasonable interpretations of the Constitution. Bluntly put, the people need to quit sitting on their hands and petition lawmakers, judges and justices who are not upholding their oaths to defend the Constitution, demanding that they resign from their jobs.

If they are violating the Constitution, they need to be impeached. It's a tool that is used far too rarely. The laywers protect each other.

45 posted on 03/11/2008 1:28:57 PM PDT by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

this thread was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard the news yesterday.

I told my hubby last night that I probably should not be enjoying somebody else’s scandal as much as I am - except that he was about to bring partial birth abortion to NY.

He also went on a campaign as AG a few years ago against crisis pregnancy centers. He tried to criminalize their efforts to help women choose life.


46 posted on 03/11/2008 1:34:51 PM PDT by Scotswife
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