By Jon Dougherty
Fresh off a late-term abortion ‘victory,’ New York’s ruling Democrats are seeking to perpetuate their party’s culture of death by pursuing physician-assisted suicides, with Catholic leaders in the state poised to push back — hard.
“We stand on a precipice,” Kathleen Gallagher, director of pro-life activities for New York’s Catholic Conference, told conservatives in the state recently, according to the Albany Times-Union.
“We’re looking into a culture of death and our state is diving right down into that moral abyss.”
Dennis Poust, speaking for the state Catholic Conference led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, told the New York Daily News that physician-assisted suicide “is not a Catholic issue.”
“It’s a human life issue,” he said.
“There are many opponents (of assisted suicide), including those who advocate for people with disabilities and patients rights and the elderly. We’re proud to be in a coalition that stands up for those who may be exploited at the end of life,” Poust added.
New York Catholics are up against a powerful and growing coalition of Nazi-like death merchants led by a misnamed group called Compassion and Choices. Now that Democrats control all branches of government in the state, they figure they have a great shot at advancing the next phase in promoting human death.
As such, New York’s Medical Aid in Dying Act was reintroduced last month.
“I don’t know what my decision would be if I were in that situation. But I do know I would want the option for me, my loved ones and all New Yorkers who want that option,” she said.
This legislation follows on the heels of a new law that greatly, albeit covertly, expands abortions to cover even late-term procedures, well after the federally recognized legal standard of 24 weeks. The Buffalo News reported:
In the face of calls at the federal level to weaken abortion rights, the bill maintains abortions as legal within 24 weeks of the start of a pregnancy – “or at any time when necessary to protect a woman’s life or health.’’ Late-term abortions had previously been authorized under state law if they meant saving the life of a woman.
The measure, which takes effect immediately, expands access to abortions by authorizing other health professionals – beyond physicians under a 1970 state law that came three years ahead of the landmark Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision – to perform abortions.
The passage, “or at any time when necessary to protect a woman’s life or health,” is the camel’s nose under the tent. This provision goes around the federal 24-week statute by providing women (and doctors — and non-doctors) legal cover to kill full-term babies.
What does it say about a political party that never promotes policies for life? Why is the Democrat Party fascinated with death?
Why were the Nazis fascinated with it? Well, they weren’t — unless, of course, you were a member of some race or ethnic group or class of people the Nazis deemed ‘inferior.’
Kind of like the way Democrats view babies. And now, old folks and the infirmed.
Americans who value traditional life values had better wake up to the fact that this only gets worse — that is, the Democrat culture of death only expands — if we don’t stand up, reject it, and elect men and women to positions of power who will oppose it.
Ordinary Germans never saw Death Marshall Hitler for what he was — a monster — until it was far too late. Death merchant Democrats are hoping a majority of Americans are equally blinded to their anti-life proclivities.
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