Why should New York taxpayers pay for a Division of Consumer Protection investigation of pregnancy centers, when the work has already been done?
What protection do the 2 million consumers of pregnancy center services nationally need? Do their medical communities need protection from $161 Million in free services offered annually? Or from the 7,500 medical professionals that have volunteered over 400,000 hours?
Doesn’t it make more sense for New York to perform a thorough investigation of abortionists (who regularly profit from vulnerable women in moments of crisis) than pregnancy centers who don’t charge women a dime?
“Pro-life advocates in New York State have a big challenge before them in the new legislative session as pro-abortion Democrats are expected to leverage newly acquired power to advance legislation posing significant assaults on life. “
Gov. Cuomo’s insistence on the Anti Pro-Life Act shows he continues to act on what he said in a 2014 radio interview, that pro-life conservatives are not welcome in New York State.
For all it’s claims of tolerance and pluralism, the secular state is increasingly demonstrating its intolerance of Christianity. Perhaps most of our secular legislators are well-meaning people who are simply convinced that Christians are “wrong.” But if that is so, why attempt to legislate Christian organizations out of existence?
In his 2018 State of the State address, Gov. Cuomo declared, “The New York way is that tolerance is expected from all.” Apparently tolerance is expected from pro-life Christians, but not toward pro-life Christians.
Governor Cuomo, will you continue to attempt to raise yourself up by pulling down pregnancy centers and their supporters? Or will you stand by your word, and refuse to sign the Anti Pro-Life Act?
The Anti Pro-Life Act asks pro-life pregnancy centers to declare their religious affiliations… why don’t the secularists in the NY Legislature lead the way, and openly declare theirs?
Secularism and Christianity fundamentally reject the presuppositions of the other. Yet, Christianity can peacefully coexist with Secularism or any other belief system. Secularism, on the other hand, cannot peacefully coexist with Christianity, because Christians submit to an Authority higher than the Secular State. Secularism can tolerate no higher authority. In order for secularism to rule, it must de-Christianize society.
Through this act of legislative bullying, the state seems to be attempting to do just that—to further ghettoize Christians, eliminating their intolerable beliefs from the public square.