New York’s ‘Reproductive Health Act’: What the Pink Tower Says to Pro-Lifers

This sums up the reality of the new abortion law in New York — and note this from towards the end of it (emphasis added):

But know this: a new Marist poll confirms that New York’s law is wildly out-of-step with the nation as a whole. Seventy-five percent of Americans want abortion restricted to within the first three months of pregnancy.

And also know this: as Scott Klusendorf wrote at our recent BreakPoint symposium on the state of the pro-life movement, the overwhelming majority of the American public has never rejected the best pro-life arguments. Many have never heard them, which is partly why bad arguments for abortion continue to hold hearts, minds, and our culture captive.

Here are John Stonestreet and G. Shane Morris:

Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the most radical pro-abortion bill our country has seen in a very long time. The so-called “Reproductive Health Act” removes abortion and, get this, the murder of a pregnant woman’s baby, from the state’s criminal code.

It also allows any doctor, nurse practitioner, or even midwife to perform an abortion all the way up to the moment of birth, provided the mother’s “life or health” is at risk. That exception, which hearkens back to Doe v. Bolton is so expansive you could drive a mac truck through it, and includes “all factors — physical, emotional, psychological, familial, and the woman’s age — relevant to the well-being of the patient.”

In other words, there’s no accountability or enforcement mechanism, and the healthcare provider has unfettered freedom to decide what constitutes a threat to “life or health.”

Let me be clear: New York has just made it legal for a fully-formed, eight-pound baby with a head of hair, fingernails, eyelashes, and a 100 percent chance of surviving outside the womb to be poisoned and crushed.

Read more about the “New York’s ‘Reproductive Health Act’”: Breakpoint