Dear Mr. Cuomo,
Do you remember the day in the hospital room when you held your daughters, Cara and Mariah, for the first time? And then the day you held Michaela? Those are the babies you are allowing to be killed. Fully developed, feeling, dreaming, cognitive, valuable, unique, and American. Right before they are to make their appearance, you are celebrating that they can be killed.
I am a woman, a New Yorker, and a millennial. Every single fiber of my being disapproves of what you signed on Tuesday.
I and thousands of other New Yorkers are absolutely horrified and disgusted by your blatant disregard for the value of life.
You are hurting women in the name of “reproductive health.”
You just made it legal to kill fully developed 7-, 8-, 9-, 10-pound babies.
You just made it more dangerous for the women that do end the life of their child by allowing non-doctors to perform abortions. This is a Kermit Gosnell-type of disregard for women.
You also just made it more unsafe, painful, and deadly for the babies who survive abortions.
This is most definitely NOT a victory for all New Yorkers. It is a grave loss. A dark, discouraging, and horrifying time for New Yorkers and all Americans.
You say that you want “to ensure a woman’s right to make her own decisions.” Under your new law, more New York women will never be able to make a single decision. You have denied her the most fundamental right. Her right to life.
We will continue to fight for vulnerable babies in the womb, sir. I will continue to stand up and be a voice for the voiceless. We are endowed with certain unalienable rights, and it is an unthinkable evil that we do not protect the fundamental right to life in America.
This was not a win for women. It was the worst of losses.
Note to readers:
New Yorkers, get involved. Christians, rise up. Churches, speak out.
Join an organization. Get news alerts from different news stations. Pick up a book.
Get off your couches and go to the state capitol. Stop scrolling on Instagram, and keep up with the legislation in your capitol and in D.C.
You have a choice to make a difference. Stand up for truth. Be part of the solution.