One of the scariest politicians in America today is NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. He supports gun confiscations and the anger in his speeches would put Il Duce to shame. He started out as a Conservative Democrat, taking on the Public Sector Unions and balancing the budgets. After the 2012 election, Cuomo has interpreted that as a mandate for Progressive governance, he has gone Hard Left.
Andrew Cuomo’s newest initiative is removing any restrictions on abortion. He wants to get rid of adoption alternatives and make all abortions paid for with tax dollars.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo seeks to impose a radical new abortion regime on the state, one that goes far beyond the euphemistic byword “choice.” The bill would in fact limit many choices, for instance the choice of Catholic hospitals and other institutions with moral objections to decline to allow abortions to be performed in their facilities. It would limit the choices of organizations that counsel pregnant women if their counseling were held to be insufficiently enthusiastic about abortion. It would limit the choices of organizations that seek to help women in crisis without involving themselves in the politics of abortion.
The anodyne-sounding “Reproductive Health Act” is a very bad proposal indeed. Where it regulates, it regulates the wrong parties in the wrong way. But it also deregulates with equal disregard: It would among other things allow persons other than physicians to perform abortions.
Governor Cuomo’s bill is not about easing access to abortion — those bloody skids already are well-greased. The issue is political domination. The abortion party does not brook resistance, and it steadfastly seeks to ensure that everybody has a hand in its grisly business: taxpayers, employers, priests. All must be implicated. If a religious hospital declines to provide abortions, then it must be forced to do so. If a counseling center treats adoption as preferable to abortion, it will either change its mind or have its mind changed for it by the gentle persuasion of the State of New York.
Like the abortion provisions in the Patient Protection Act, Governor Cuomo’s proposal is a gross assault on individual liberties. The free exercise of religion requires that institutions not be forced to violate their precepts and their consciences; freedom of speech means that counseling services must be free to express their views, regardless of whether those views are welcome in Albany. Even those who support the right to abortion ought to be able to appreciate that “choice” also applies to those who do not wish to provide abortions, to house abortionists, or to finance them.
As someone who believes Social Issues should be determined at the State Level, I have no beef with NY doing abortion on demand. I live in Florida and would oppose any type of law of this nature here, but this is bigger than NY. Andrew Cuomo is one of the names mentioned for the Democrat nod in 2016. This is why he is taking Hard left on social issues. because he is NY Governor, this gives him access to the media, many of whom are based in NYC. They will hype Andrew Cuomo and he could very well get the Democrat nomination.
Some may say that Cuomo would have no chance at the Democratic nomination in 2016. I disagree with that analysis. He’s based in a big media market that has national influence. Although Cuomo is White, he’s Sicilian and not Anglo. This would allow him to play up his ethnic heritage and play the minority role. He’s hard left on social issues, which would rally the media and entertainment industry to him.
The factors I listed above would make Andrew Cuomo formidable for the Democrat nomination. Once he gets the Democratic Nod, he would be the odds on favorite as any Democrat would be for the general election. That is what is at work behind this abortion law and why it merits national attention. Cuomo is a Fascist and would be a danger to this nation as President.