New York Dems Urge Cuomo to Support Women - Not Abortion Industry

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Democrats for Life of America
Democrats For Life of New York
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.”

Measure Steers Women to Clinics

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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.


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Democrats for Life of America 

Contact: Kristen Day (202-220-3066) 
March 26, 2013



Washington, DC – Democrats For Life of America (DFLA) has filed amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs in two federal court cases in support  of the conscience clause of  individuals and organizations who oppose parts of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate  that  requires  individuals to facilitate abortions through their employees’ health insurance coverage.  DFLA argued that private entities, including for-profit businesses, should not be required to cover drugs  when there is reason to believe these drugs may cause abortions of new embryos. Specifically, DFLA cites emergency contraceptives such as Plan B (the “morning after” pill) and Ella (the “seven-day after” pill) that cause the abortion of new embryos.


The legal briefs were filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth and Third Circuit,  in Newland v Sebelius and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, respectively. DFLA  argued that the HHS mandate to cover  these drugs violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) and the First Amendment of the US Constitution. The HHS mandate is also inconsistent with conscience protections in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) itself.  An additional signatory of the briefs is former Congressman Bart Stupak, who led the effort to include pro-life provisions in the ACA and who negotiated an Executive Order by President Obama re-affirming that the ACA would continue to protect conscience rights of all Americans and prevent the use of tax dollars to pay for abortions.



Day OP/ED In New York Daily News

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In case you missed this yesterday, Kristen Day's opinion piece was published in the New York Daily News   You can read the entire article here.  DFLA continues to focus on the importance of helping and supporting pregnant women - not expanding unsafe abortion.

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