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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The NCBC joins the fight, takes on Abortion in New York

Keeping up their hard work to foster a Culture of Life, as mentioned in the post belowThe National Catholic Bioethics Center has joined hundreds of New York state and national organizations in signing onto a Statement of Principles in response to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s proposed abortion expansion act, as well as any other bill that would further liberalize existing state laws on abortion.  The seven Principles simply explain why the people of New York deserve better than a reckless policy of abortion expansion. Dr. Marie T. Hilliard, Director of Bioethics and Public Policy, and a registered nurse with a graduate degree in maternal-child health nursing, cites the irony of how such an expansion is misrepresented as “reproductive health.”  She expresses significant concern for women: 
 Have we learned nothing from the Kermit Gosnell case, and his abortion house of horrors in Philadelphia? Abortion is an assault on a woman’s well-being, irrevocably robbing a mother of her child. The expanded policies, themselves, speak to a disregard for women for the sake of economics. Allowing late term abortions in outpatient facilities and allowing non-physicians to perform abortions are just two examples of how expansion of abortion policies is detrimental to women. What women need are caring and supportive persons and resources to enable them to be the woman that all women want to be: a caring nurturing source of life, not death.” 

For more information and to see the full Statement of Principles, click HERE  For more information on the signatories, click HERE.

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