Abortion proponents often use fear tactics to propel their narratives, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., is no different.
The Empire State already has some of the most permissive abortion laws in the land. The current law allows for abortion “for any reason during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy.” The U.S. as a whole is only one of seven countries, including human rights violators like North Korea and China, to legally allow abortion past the 20-week mark.
That alone is egregious.
New York automatically allows for one month beyond that. In addition, New York City has the ghastly distinction of having had more black babies aborted than born between the years 2012-2016 (136,426 abortions compared to 118,127 births), according to their own health department report.
Yet, somehow, Cuomo believes the “right” to kill your unborn child should be expanded.
On Monday, he appeared at an event supporting the Reproductive Health Act, new legislation that would potentially make New York the least hospitable place for unborn life in the entire world. As Feminists Choosing Life of New York’s executive director, Michele Sterlace-Accorsi, told the National Catholic Register:
“Because the law removes abortion completely from the state’s criminal code…RHA deprives women of the choice to hold violent partners accountable for killing their wanted unborn children. Women and girls forced to abort their unborn children by sex traffickers will also lose another mechanism to punish the people who enslaved them.”
These measures are obviously not pro-life, nor are they pro-woman or pro-child. However, this is the exact future that Cuomo and other abortion supporters, including Hillary Clinton, want for the people of New York.
To give more weight to his message of increased abortion access, as if there is even a need for such a thing, the governor included the Supreme Court in his argument. Namely, he scared the audience into believing Roe v. Wade is about to die its own death:
Clearly, the governor has not been paying attention.
In early December, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, along with Chief Justice John Roberts, sided with their left-leaning colleagues in declining to review two cases involving Planned Parenthood. What would have been a major test for how cases involving or surrounding abortion would be handled in the future wasn’t even considered in the first place.
While Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with the more conservative justices, Kavanaugh’s decision was such that it allowed for the abortion community to almost breathe a sigh of relief. What they expected would come to pass if he was officially seated on the bench is no longer a sure possibility. While Gorsuch is anticipated to be more conservative in cases concerning reproductive issues, his votes are not a certainty, either.
For Cuomo to announce that he knows, without a shred of doubt, that these men will bring an end to abortion is to disregard reality. Furthermore, he uses that mere opinion to shakily support legislation that is even worse for the babies and females in his own state.
There really is no limit to which the abortion community will go to ensure that the legal right to kill an unborn child is not only protected but grown to include nearly every month of gestation and all possible scenarios.
To make such a campaign seem noble, fearmongering must play a role. With his weak conjecture about the two new justices and their supposed visions for the future, abortion-supporting Gov. Andrew Cuomo did just that.
Kimberly Ross (@SouthernKeeks) is a contributor to the Washington Examiner’s Beltway Confidential blog and a senior contributor at RedState.com.