The Cuomo Family Has A Long History Of Abortion Extremism
Governor Cuomo of New York recently signed extreme pro-abortion legislation into law in New York. Some of the highlights include:
- Allowing abortion up until the moment of birth
- Allowing non-doctors to commit abortions
- Protects criminals who assault pregnant women from being charged with murder if the baby in the womb dies
To celebrate, the One World Trade Center was lit up pink. You know, the building put up to show the world we reject barbarism, not accept it.
But this is not the beginning of Governor Cuomo’s abortion extremism. In fact, it’s been afflicting him and his family for a long time now.
First, let’s start with his father, the late Mario Cuomo. Cuomo the Senior is often credited with popularizing the artful dodge of, “personally pro-life, but politically pro-choice”, the tactic often used by weak-kneed Catholics who lack the gumption to vote to protect preborn babies because the Democratic Party’s diverse base of Planned Parenthood and NARAL activists wouldn’t like them if they did.
As Tim Carney pointed out at the Washington Examiner, “Cuomo’s Notre Dame argument became a pillar of the Democratic Party. Catholic Democrats pointed to Cuomo in declaring themselves “personally opposed to abortion,” but politically pro-choice. The governor had written a blank check for politicians to don the mantle of the Church, but ignore its hard and fast teachings.
With that blank check in hand, Cuomo’s party became extreme on abortion. Pro-life speakers were effectively banned from the podium at Democratic Conventions. The current Democratic President raised money off his defense of partial birth abortion, and opposed state laws to protect children who survive abortion attempts. The abortion lobby is at the heart of the Democratic fundraising apparatus.”
Second, in a 2014 radio interview, Governor Cuomo said that people who are pro-life, in addition to holding other conservative views, “have no place in the state of New York.” Cuomo argued he was referring to politicians who hold these views, not citizens at large, which makes no sense, because even then, he is arguing that citizens don’t have a right to vote for people who share their views.
Cuomo also launched an effort to target pregnancy resource centers, using the heavy hand of government to silence those he disagrees with, mainly because they save preborn lives and deprive Planned Parenthood of profit.
And now we come to the signing of the extreme abortion law and the celebration of abortion. And while Cuomo may think this will help him win over his Party’s base, it definitely won’t help him with Millennials; only 7% of Millennials support the Democratic Party’s view on abortion, which Cuomo just enshrined into law, according to our Institute for Pro-Life Advancement. Extremism at its finest.