Abortion challenged in its most prevalent state: NY

Friday, December 30, 2016
 | 
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

New YorkThe state of New York is looking to expand access to abortion, but pro-life advocates argue that there are no steps to make abortion safe.

Figures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that New York has abortions at 60 percent of its birth rate – making the lethal procedure in the Empire State the highest in the country. However, it is unlikely that this dismal statistic will not improve anytime soon.

New York State Right to Life Chairman Barbara Meara told OneNewsNow that abortion supporters are working with lawmakers to make abortion more available:

“They are focusing on New York, and the bill that they are promoting would not only expand abortion up and throughout the nine months, but it would permit non-doctors, other health professionals, nurses and even pharmacists. We don't know. It doesn't specify in the legislation.”

Meara has examined CDC figures for the state, and the unhealthy situation for women who do seek abortions.

“Of the 93,299 abortions throughout New York State, 83,847 are not done in hospitals,” Meara pointed out. “They're done in clinics – and the clinics are unregulated and uninspected – and we have not been able to get the state Department of Health to commit to doing a regulation inspection of all abortion clinics.”

Even though the pro-life organization will fight a difficult battle to prevent the expansion of abortion, Meara contends that Right to Life will at the same time do its best to educate women on the fact that there are high risks in aborting preborn children in New York.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

If you were to give President Trump high marks in particular areas of policy, what areas would they be?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight
Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council
Trump, GOP leaders strain for migrant-kids solution
5 charged in 'smuggling scheme' after fatal crash in Texas
Army boots West Point grad who touted communist revolt
S. Korea: Joint U.S. drills suspended to aid talks with North
China hopes for implementation of NKorea-U.S. summit outcome

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Trump huddles with House GOP on immigration as border outrage escalates
Strzok escorted out of FBI, but remains on job
Colorado governor bars state funds from being used for separation of illegal immigrant families
AG Sessions: Trump knows religious freedom is a right, not a policy preference
Ann Coulter: Migrant kids at border are 'actors'

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Showdown with abortion giant coming soon …

Defund Planned ParenthoodA pro-life activist insists that needy women should not be overly concerned if the United States Congress eliminates funds for Planned Parenthood because even more services will become available and closer to home if taxpayer funds no longer go to the abortion giant.