New York Dems Urge Cuomo to Support Women - Not Abortion Industry
Democrats for Life of America
Democrats For Life of New York
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kristen Day -202-220-3066
April 18, 2013
New York Pro-Life Democrats Urge Governor
to Support Women – Not Abortion Industry
Albany, NY – New York Pro-life Democrats held a press conference this week to oppose Governor Cuomo’s abortion expansion proposal and to call for more support for pregnant women and their unborn children, the codification of federal law, and a re-commitment to Democratic values that protect the weakest—even if they are unborn.
“Abortion is big business in New York with unlimited public funding and an abortion rate twice the national average,” said Kristen Day, Executive Director of Democrats For Life of America. “The Governor’s proposal will not address the high abortion rate nor help pregnant women. The Governor’s proposal will help an influential and financially flush corporation increase its customer base and profit margin; that sounds more like a Republican value.”
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Governor John Kasich recently stayed an execution of an Ohio man to review if his organs can and should be harvested after he is lethally injected.
Our Ohio DFL Chapter, including, Mary Ann Chimera, Mary Gigandet and John Munnis have been trying to stop the execution.
Mary Ann Chimera writes,
"The only end served by execution is revenge. It does not give closure. It does not restore the victim or the status quo ante. It does not ease the loss. It does not discourage others from committing like crimes."
She further notes that from a financial standpoint, the death penalty is more expensive than housing a person for life.
But now, the State of Ohio is considering allowing the harvesting of organs to save one life by taking another.
Wesley J. Smith writes that this sets a dangerous precedent.
"Here's the problem: The requested donation must be judged in the context in which it was made. This is not a truly freely chosen action. But for being condemned to die, there is no indication that he would have been willing to donate."
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By JOE MURPHY, Commentary
Pro-life Democrats enthusiastically greeted the many progressive components in the Women's Equality Act described by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his State of the State address, in areas such as family status discrimination, workplace sexual harassment and human trafficking. We were dismayed, however, at his inclusion of extremist measures that would promote abortion while repealing some existing protections for pregnant women.