Skip to comments.NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio pledges to open more abortion clinics, close ‘sham’ pregnancy centers
Posted on 11/07/2013 2:42:01 PM PST by NYer
NEW YORK CITY, November 6, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New York City has been called “the abortion capital of the world.” The city has some of the laxest restrictions and the highest abortion rate in the country, with 41 percent of its pregnancies ending in elective termination. According to New York Magazine, 10 percent of all U.S. abortions happen in the state of New York, and seven out of ten abortions in the state take place in New York City.
But those statistics aren’t high enough for newly elected Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, who claims the city is “underserved” by its dozens of abortion centers, and for whom increased access to abortion was a key part of his campaign platform.
De Blasio, who was elected Tuesday with 73 percent of the vote, has promised to partner with Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to help them expand their business in the city. He says he plans to help abortionists find neighborhoods that lack convenient clinic access and provide them with “city sponsored” space to set up shop.
Additionally, de Blasio has pledged to help abortionists wipe out their main competition – pro-life crisis pregnancy centers – that offer women financial and logistical help to either keep the babies they would otherwise be unable to afford, or place unwanted children with adoptive families.
De Blasio calls crisis pregnancy centers “sham” clinics. In his view, their refusal to perform abortions means they do not offer “legitimate health care.” He has pledged to continue the city’s appeal of a court order striking down a law aimed at closing down such centers.
In the event the court appeal fails, de Blasio says, he stands ready to “craft new regulations to prevent [crisis pregnancy] centers from masquerading as legitimate health care providers.”
To ensure there are enough abortionists to meet the city’s high demand, and fuel further expansion, de Blasio says he will continue to force doctors who train in city hospitals to perform abortions as a routine part of their training, a NARAL-backed program that started under outgoing mayor Michael Bloomberg, and which de Blasio called “groundbreaking.”
Another key part of de Blasio’s plan to build up the abortion industry in his city is to make sure women can pay for the procedure. To that end, he has promised to use ObamaCare to expand state-funded abortion coverage to more New York City women.
De Blasio, a self-described “democratic socialist,” has taken some flak for illegal or otherwise unseemly trips he took during the height of the Cold War. As a student, he traveled to the Soviet Union, and he and his wife violated the travel ban to take their honeymoon in Cuba.
Most notably, he spent much of his early adulthood traveling back and forth to Nicaragua, where he supplied the Communist Sandinistas – whom he called “really inspirational” – and their allies with funds and food while working with the Quixote Center, a Maryland-based leftist Catholic group that once referred to American foreign policy opposing the Communist leadership in Nicaragua as “spreading terrorism.”
Although New York City is heavily Democratic, de Blasio’s election breaks a 20-year losing streak for the party in the mayoral race. He defeated Joe Lhota, a onetime adviser to former mayor Rudy Giulani who ran as a socially liberal, fiscally moderate Republican, and who also supports legalized abortion and gay “marriage.”
God help us!!
This is a disaster.
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This should help conservatives demographically (as evil as it is); progressives availing themselves of abortion services are shooting themselves in the foot. If he makes it available enough, 100% of his constituents under 3 years of age will be Hispanic or Muslim by the end of his first term.
My heart goes out to the conservative New Yorkers, but I don’t think it’s going to take long for New York to crash and burn under the thumb of this maggot.
The left is truly in “love” with death and destruction. Killing the unborn, killing the elderly, killing the ill ... stealing from the productive, destroying livlihoods through taxation ... it permeates everything they do.
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I will not set foot in NYC as longer as this b#%^*@ is mayor.
Evil, pure evil.
After 50 million dead babies, and 150 million dead adults, who can argue the previous sentence?
Wow! The evil is strong with this one.
Someone ping me when we divide in two. The divorce is overdue, no?
The present one is arguably just as bad. Have you abstained during his tenure?
I read up on this guy last night. He’s been an agitator type/politician his entire life...he bent over backwards to support the Sandinistas (remember them)...and in true Barry fashion, he doesn’t use his birth name (Warren Wilhelm).
This guy is a far lefty, the worst of the worst.
There be monsters in NYC.
NYC is doomed. Soon it will be all gangs, abortion clinics, and gambling casinos.
I’m so glad I got out forty years ago!
Soon, please Lord, soon!!!
When your top priority is killing babies, something is, er, wrong.
Blasio is just like Obama. Tough times ahead for NYC.
Why not take it all the way? Every woman that gets an elective abortion should be sterilized at the same time. His commie friends do mass sterilization all the time.
Prevent as many liberals as possible.
Yes, I’m prepared for the wave of sermonizing that I’m going to get. I don’t care. We’re in a culture war to the death, and if you want people with values to persist, people need to admit that there is a need for fewer of the low-information voter cohort to exist.
I think that’s a wonderful idea.
Of course you know, this means war
Leftists regard children as property. Sometimes they 'want' them for selfish purposes. I wonder how many leftist vermin molest their children in the bathtub. Probably most of them.
You may be right. For a science experiment, go over to DU and post that. Should be entertaining.
I’m looking forward to it. This is actually going to be fun to watch.
Hitler had nothing on this baby killing bastard.
Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, and for the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion, yet I rejoice that You have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself NEVER to be silent, NEVER to be passive, NEVER to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, and never to stop defending life until all my brothers and sisters are protected, and our nation once again becomes a nation with liberty and justice not just for some, but for all, through Christ our Lord. Amen!
Soon the Culture of Death will have jack boot thugs going door to door looking for young pregnant girls who have escaped the abortion mandate. Also, hospitals will turn in girls without state permits. Pregnancy will only be a state sanctioned condition.
How can we continue to live in the same country as these murdering thieves? We share almost nothing in common with them.
Separation? Like the Israelis and “Palestinians”?
They don’t want to sterilize. They want to kill, the more the better.
This Catholic can’t wait to hear what timorous Timmy has to say.
The ovens of New York are stoking up.
Greg Gutfeld on “The Five” yesterday said this guy is so red he makes Fidel Castro look like John Birch.
So he’s for forced abortion but he wants advising a woman to have a child to be illegal. He really is a Communist.
This putrid sack of human garbage will earn his place in Hell.
What is truly alarming is that he never concealed who he is or what he believe and still garnered 74% of the vote. During the 20 years I worked in Manhattan, I witnessed the workings of several mayors including Mayors Lindsay, Beame, Koch and Dinkins. I also had the opportunity to witness the excellent outreach of Mayor Giuliani following 9/11. Some of these mayors were more liberal in their thinking but, good or bad, none ever did anything this evil.
Helping and supporting a woman to carry her pregnancy to its natural end (birth) is not “health care,” but dismembering children in utero is. Forcing medical students to perform abortions as “training” is evil. It makes me want to vomit. It is only a matter of time before Obamacare requires the same. We know how much they respect “conscience clauses.”
Because people are stupid and project what they want. He’s got a phony Italian surname, a black wife who is a former lesbian, and bi-racial kids. He locked up the Italian-American, minority, and gay vote right there without ever opening his mouth. Yes, voters are that shallow and that stupid. Look who they voted in as president based on their fantasies. “Warren Wilhelm” with a Caucasian wife and kids would not have done as well.
Pregnancy Centers that do not kill babies are “shams”??
and wants to wipe out pro-life pregnancy crisis centers. this leftist pile of vomit would rather promote and lobby for innocent life to be NEEDLESSLY, BARBARICALLY DESTROYED than give a child a chance at life with a family that actually has moral fiber. I imagine that a child saved from the jaws of this animal might grow up to actually have a conscience and be one of those radical pro lifers, and that CANNOT be allowed to happen
I just can’t wait until Blasio announces how much less the city has to spend on its schools, because there are fewer children around that have to be educated. H’mmm, or will he say “indoctrinated.”
(please note the above statement is SARCASM)
To heck with Adolf. Blasio’ hero’s are Stalin, Lenin, Marx, Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, Che, and bh0
Thousands more innocent babies will get SLAUGHTERED! NYC is a cesspool and is getting worse.