How far we have fallen.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Cuomo, right, signs Reproductive Health Act Legislation during a ceremony, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. (Office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo via AP)

There have been two developments on the abortion front this week. We begin in New York where Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed a measure called the Reproductive Health Act. As is often the case in pernicious legislation, the name is sufficiently euphemized so as to hide its true intent.

In this case, the intent is to dramatically reduce restrictions on late-term abortions. A lot of easily skirted provisions notwithstanding, it is now possible in New York to abort a baby right up until the time of natural delivery.

Regardless of your pro-life or pro-choice stance, in order to understand late term abortion, you need to go online and read how one is performed. There are two primary methods. Sparing you the grisly details (and trust me, they are grisly), suffice to say that under both methods the unborn baby will feel intense pain and will fight for its life. If similar procedures were used against dogs, kittens or just about any other mammal having the same capacity to feel pain and fight to stay alive, there is no way such procedures would be tolerated. Not only would (mostly liberal) animal rights groups be up in arms, so would ordinary Americans of every political stripe.

For additional perspective on late-term abortion, you might also drop by a hospital with a neo-natal intensive care unit – a NICU. There you will see babies that were born prematurely – as early as 24 weeks – fighting valiantly, and more often than not successfully, to stay alive. Look at those babies and understand that the only difference between a NICU baby, and one that the State of New York will now allow to be electively killed, is that the latter is still healthily inside what should be the safety of its mother’s womb.

RELATED: Where does abortion go from here?

Think on that as we now go to Virginia, where similar legislation is being considered. Democratic governor Ralph Northam was interviewed this week on Washington, D.C.’s WTOP Radio. Asked to explain if he would support the proposed measure that would permit abortion even as a woman was dilating and going into labor, the governor said this:

So, in this particular example, if a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother. So, I think this was really blown out of proportion.”

All due respect, governor, I think the proportion is quite clear. At last, the mask is off. Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, our common law has gone from permitting abortions in the first trimester of pregnancy to having a “discussion” between mother and doctor as to whether a helpless but viable human baby gets to live (all while keeping it “comfortable,” of course).

Let’s be clear. This is not your father’s abortion debate. We’re no longer debating a “woman’s right to choose.” That’s so 1990. Here in the 21st century, in the United States of America in our legislative chambers, we’re now debating legalized barbarism.

God help us.

Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of Gleiser Communications, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The Team FM & KYZS in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

You may also like...

7 Responses

  1. Buddy Saunders says:

    God help us, indeed. The risk to a mother in delivering her baby–dead or alive–is the same. A live delivery is no riskier for the mother than is killing and then delivering a dead baby. Abortion is about convenience and nothing else. The same people who abhor capital punishment for adult murderers because they view it as inhumane, are the same people–Governor Andrew Cuomo being an example–who have no problem executing a wholly helpless baby, who feels more pain than an adult dying by lethal injection.

    My wife and I have a son who turned out wonderfully. The world needs more men like our son. It is both sad and terrible to think that among the 80 million American babies killed by progressives in the name of their own convenience, there were some who would have been very like my son. Anyone with a son or daughter, if they stop a moment to think, will know as we know that while our child lives, one so very much like him, in need of love and an opportunity for life, instead was killed on the alter of convenience.

    I try not to hate people, but cannot help hating those who, in the finest Nazi doctor tradition, kill babies for no crime other than daring to exist.

  2. L Miles says:

    The Left abhors Accountability when their evil Marxist religion miserably fails. What better way to avoid Accountability altogether than by making their evil and immoral creed an acceptable part of valid Law while outlawing the spread of Christianity itself by designating it as Hate speech and to be Restricted from anything that the government funds or regulates. This includes all that the Feds or States have decided to control, mostly through deception and without our knowledge or explicit permission.

    The struggle for the soul of the nation is underway as we see Evil masquerading as Good which is a necessary part of the Social Justice utopian agenda. Without God there is no need for Accountability. Evil men have constructed themselves as the idol to be worshiped. Can tyranny and child sacrifice to this idol be far behind? Correction, maybe it’s already at our doorstep.

  3. Elisabeth Turner says:

    So the world has come full circle. Now we are no better than the pagans who sacrificed children to their gods.

  4. Richard Anderson says:

    In the United States of America, women in our beloved Constitutional Republic founded in liberty under God already have, have had, and have always had freedom to reproduce and start a family with their husband. And to those women who are pregnant in some other situation for some other reason and the unborn child is unwanted, in the eyes of God, the Life of the unborn child {of which approximately half of unborn children are female} is still sacrosanct. Instead, pro-choice/pro-abortion proponents say, abortion is an option, so why not abort. But what about the life of the unborn child, doesn’t it count or merit equal consideration? How can an abortion* (*i.e. death by murder) to an unborn living human being, be preferred to LIFE, God’s greatest gift?

    Reproductive health so-called & reproductive rights so-called is nothing but an attempt to cloak and protect the grisly act of abortion/de facto infanticide by making it legal as if it is something intrinsic to being a complete woman. That is a lie. New York state may have made it legal (for now) but that doesn’t make it right or moral. It is the progressives, democrats, and democrat socialists who are pushing this anti-God leftist agenda upon our American society.

    As Mr. Saunders made mention of, another nation that went down a very dark road not so long ago during WWII when 6 million Jewish human beings were killed as their captors sentenced them to death for the “crime” of just being alive. Very, very, terrible to even contemplate such evil, BUT it did take place. The country was Germany, under “National Socialism” aka “NAZI” 1933-1945 which caused the death of many millions more, before WWII was finally won.

    As the late Rev. Billy Graham said, prayer is one of most important parts of the Christian believer’s life. We must fight the evil of abortion which is morphing into infanticide with PRAYER, praying asking God to change hearts & minds and by speaking out against it now more than ever, as such evil imperils us all and our country as we know it.

  5. Jim Lee says:

    Well said my friend.
    This is similar to Nazi Germany in the 30s. Millions of innocent people were killed, and eventually, the populace grew to accept it. We are now witnessing the same thing. As you said, “God help us”.

  6. C M Solomon says:

    Common sense would tell us that post birth “abortion” (to use the always misleading “pro-choice” language, which is actually Infanticide), was entirely predictable given the legalization of first trimester abortions (the initial Justice Blackmun argument) by Roe v. Wade. Why? – Because the Lefts goal was always the dehumanization of Life and eradication of the notion of inalienable rights from God. The godless Left believes that we “humans” are not a special creation by God to foster the advancement of a responsible and moral civilization, but are simply another form of the animal kingdom and in total control of our own falsely assigned divinity and rule over others as we see fit. This being the case, Infanticide can also be part of the Woman’s “right to choose” without consequences if the Left deems it an advancement of their “Social Justice” religion.

    Now, consider the unrelenting march of Marxism in this Nation where we will have Nationalized Healthcare where the Private Practice of the Medical profession is outlawed and EVERYONE in this field is controlled, regulated and paid by the Federal government (becoming serfs). How long will it be before families will be restricted to one child (all others being killed) and the elderly (or any other sickly person) being euthanized when the medical costs get beyond the “legalized” Federal expenditure limit on a per person basis?

    Isn’t it time for us God fearing Conservatives to call out the depraved and God hating nature of the Left in whatever form (Radical Progressive Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians or Media and Socialism, Marxism, Communism, Nazism, etc.) as the REAL enemies of the people. Our Heritage of Freedom and Constitutional Rights from God that SHALL not be infringed have been under attack! For too long we have been too polite as the Left rams their Evil demands into our political system through every subversive method possible. Our Representatives must be challenged to recognize and DEFEAT this unrelenting trend or the Nation will be lost forever. Staying on the Defensive has not stopped the trend toward the Left’s goals of the last 100 years. Where are the Statesmen willing to take the Offensive and fight for OUR Rights and to roll back this loss to Humanity?

  7. R. Eagleman says:

    Paul’s commentary and all the replies are very thoughtful and critical to the discussion of what kind of country we are becoming. Not much to add to the parallels and comparisons to earlier dark periods in the history of the world. There is one simple but effective solution to this complicated and divisive issue that I would like to add to the discussion. All of these geniuses and self-appointed experts are unwilling to accept that the difficult decision to abort can be precluded by simple and effective methods of pregnancy (birth) control. We hear a lot about how the woman should have complete control of what she does with her body as a justification for abortion on demand. However, except for cases of rape, the woman should also be responsible for how she PROTECTS her body. Hey, I have an idea; how about trying abstinence or taking advantage of the many available and inexpensive methods that will prevent pregnancy, and thus having to make such a difficult decision? I know this is being too simplistic, but if we are really serious about this very important subject, shouldn’t it at least be a part of the discussion? I would hate to think that all of these pro-choice (abortion) groups who profess to be so well-informed and smart would think that this solution requires too much responsibility and planning for the woman. This certainly does not excuse the responsibility of the man, but most of the rhetoric does not ever seem to include him in the decision anyway. Just a thought; please no hateful counter-posts. I hope my wife doesn’t see this! I’m sorry. I apologize in advance.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *