From The Anchoress:
Not everyone is into political issues, or keeps up with them, and my husband has a limited attention span for news articles on issues that have promised “nothing new” for the last few decades. For that reason, and although he is strongly pro-life, articles touching on the issue rarely get his attention: there’s a lot of yelling on all sides, but few if any saying anything new.When I was 16, the hospital my mom worked at shout down the maternity ward (1966 - end of the baby boom). She found a new job at a Catholic run maternity home. We moved into a house that was across the street from the hospital, so I got to see a lot of the "young mothers".
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is helping to change that, by saying something new, extreme, and rather shocking, and by trying to codify his new words into law. Deacon Greg Kandra sums it up in a particularly good homily:
. . .In New York City today, 40% of all pregnancies, nearly half, end in abortion.
Among minorities, it’s as high as 60%. In some neighborhoods, it’s 67%. And that’s just the beginning. To some, it seems, that’s not enough.
In Albany two weeks ago, the governor of this state proposed an abortion bill that threatens to make New York the bloodiest state in the union.
It would permit unlimited late term abortion on demand – right up to the ninth month.
It would allow people who are not doctors to perform abortions.
It would declare that the “state shall not discriminate” against the right to abortion, a declaration that could threaten the very existence of Catholic hospitals. Long Island alone is home to six hospitals that could be crippled by having Medicare funds withheld if they refuse to comply.
If enacted into law, this bill would declare that abortion is a fundamental right that cannot be denied. No parental notification for minors, no limits on taxpayer funding of abortion, no limits on late-term abortions.
They came from all over the country. It gave them and their parents a chance to save face - "Oh, Patty is going to school in California for a year." Which was true. I saw them crossing the street to school as I was coming and going. So, the home provided a place to live, school, and a hospital where a young girl could have her baby. They were also given counseling by social services workers. Most of the babies were adopted.
The home is still there, and it's gotten larger.
And yet, more and more every day, we are killing our unborn children in ways that would loudly be declaimed as "inhumane" if we executed murders, or put down our pets in the same way.
Our government is warring against our children, but not against those who threaten us.
It's that simple.