Letters

New York abortion law allows infanticide

Posted: Feb. 6, 2019 10:15 am

To The Herald-Whig:

Democrats hold many positions that I disagree with. But the one that has caused me the greatest pain is abortion.

I believe in the sanctity of life at any stage of development, but now the Democrats have crossed a line that no civilized person, regardless of their politics, should support.

The Democrats are now stepping beyond abortion to infanticide. If you're not familiar with that term, it is the killing of a baby after it is born, its heart pumping blood, its lungs pumping oxygen into that blood. The infant can cry and smile, and it can take in nourishment, either through its mother's breast or from a bottle.

New York lawmakers, with the support of Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo, have approved late-term abortions up to and including after birth. The New York law, in addition to approving abortion at any stage of pregnancy, also moves the state's abortion regulations from the criminal code to the health codes, prohibiting criminal prosecution for medical professionals who perform abortions. The Democratic governor of Virginia is pushing for a similar law.

Under the new law, in New York a medical professional is now defined as a licensed physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant and licensed midwives. And under the new law, the decision to abort lies with the mother, regardless of the baby's physical condition.

Whether or not we choose to remain a civilized society will be decided in November 2020. If killing newborn babies doesn't bother you, vote Democratic. If you have one shred of respect for human life, you have to vote Republican.

If you believe abortion at any stage of development is OK, please go to YouTube and type in the search box "Dr. Levatino destroys abortion in two minutes." His description of a late-term abortion while testifying before a congressional committee sickened me. Today, he no longer performs abortions except to save the life of the mother.

William Mussetter

Quincy