By Nicole Manzione
Governor Cuomo of New York recently passed the Reproductive Health Act that sparked outrage across the nation. The legislation is particularly shocking since it has changed the definition of what it means to be human to “after birth”. Legislation of this nature is not new, and there are similar laws across the country already in place. In the following states, it was already legal to abort your child for any reason up until birth before New York passed the Reproductive Health Act according to Live Action News: Alaska, Oregon, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Colorado, and the District of Columbia.
Other common limits in the law include “fetal viability,” and “health of the mother”. Both of these statements are purposely written in the vague language to provide a loophole around the common limit of 24 weeks and are in place in most other states. The youngest baby known to survive was born at 21 weeks and was less than one pound when she was born. If babies can survive as little as 21 weeks in the womb, why would late-term abortion be necessary? Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former employee at Albany Medical Center in a unit that specialized in high-risk pregnancies for nine years answers this question. In short, his answer is no, because “you never need late-term abortion to save a woman’s life”. Dr. Levatino was always able to deliver the babies safely and treat the mothers. Not all of the babies lived but the bottom line is that abortion was never necessary. As he describes, a late-term abortion takes three days, most women Dr. Levatino worked with would have died if that had been the course of action taken. In this video interview with Lila Rose by Live Action News, he answers the question “is abortion ever medically necessary”? Dr. Levatino’s expertise and past experience as an abortion doctor offers a unique perspective inside the abortion industry.
Also joining the discussion is Vice President Mike Pence, with an article wrote in the National Review regarding the Reproductive Health Act. He states, “This shameless embrace of a culture of death is startling to every American who cherishes life.” Vice President Pence articulates the sorrow of so many as the most vulnerable members of our society are dehumanized.
If you or someone you know needs help or support with recovery after abortion, an unplanned pregnancy, or to quit a job in the abortion industry. Please find your local pregnancy resource center for more information on healing and support!