The governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, has responded to those who wish to see him excommunicated from the Catholic Church over his signing of a late-term abortion bill. Cuomo, who refused to approve the state’s latest budget until the progressive Reproductive Health Act reached his desk, said that he “did not represent the Church” in his political choices.
“With the signing of this bill, we are sending a clear message that whatever happens in Washington, women in New York will always have the fundamental right to control their own body,” he said last week.
The bill, which has been widely condemned, offers women the “fundamental right to choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child or have an abortion.” Basically, subject to certain flexible requirements, the unborn child can be destroyed at any point during the pregnancy. Continue Reading