Important Respect Life Update
The Governor and legislative leaders have promised to pass a dangerous proposal called the "Reproductive Health Act" early in the 2019 legislative session (perhaps to coincide with the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade on January 22). The rationale behind this bill is to protect "reproductive rights" of women in the event that Roe v. Wade was ever overturned by the Supreme Court and made a state issue.
New York State legislators want to ensure that the provisions of Roe v. Wade would then be protected by local state law. However, the "Reproductive Health Act" goes far beyond the provisions of Roe v. Wade. It would eliminate New York's current restrictions on late-term abortion, empower non-doctors to perform abortions, remove protections against unwanted or coerced abortions, and even legalize infanticide of live born infants.
We invite you to urge your lawmakers to stand strong against late-term abortion expansion. Simply go to the following website that is sponsored by the New York State Catholic Conference: