Among the many proposals Governor Cuomo made in his “state of the State” was a radical proposal of new legislation that would guarantee abortion on demand for any reason up to the very last months of pregnancy, allowing non-physicians to perform abortions and codifying Roe v Wade in New York. The bishops have expressed their shock and their opposition to this as have many others.

We all should be grateful to the Senate Coalition leader, Dean Skelos. At a meeting with the Conservative Party, he assured those gathered that he would block such an initiative in the Senate. We are right and he is right. Abortion is certainly available in New York. We don’t need to become America’s abortion capital.

A quick email to thank Senator Skelos for his position and offer support for this position would be in order. His Senate email address is skelos@senate.state.ny.us. Thank you Senator Skelos and thanks to all the Senate and Assembly persons from Long Island who share this commitment.

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