There is nothing that will ever take away the picture in my head of my aborted son lying in the bed next to me. I believe that is a good thing. It brought me face to face with the reality of abortion.
As a teenager, I found myself pregnant. Like most teens I hid it from my parents. I knew I would never have an abortion, and I did not believe that they would ever make me have
one. I was in my fourth month of pregnancy when I finally told them.
I had played a million scenarios in my head as to what their reaction would be; anger, disappointment, embarrassment. But, the the one I never expected was that I would be kicked out of the house and disowned. I found myself isolated and alone and the pressure began to abort my unborn baby. With nowhere to go, no money, or support, I caved in to the pressure and had an abortion, something I did not think I would ever do.
That was over 40 years ago, pre Roe vs. Wade, but legal in the State of New York. As an impressionable teen, I was brought to a hospital to end the life of my unborn child.
After hours of labor, I gave birth to a dead baby boy. There are no words to adequately express what went through my mind at that time. I immediately hated myself for giving in, but I also remember thinking, “How in the world is this possible? How is this legal? What is wrong with us, if we as a society allow things such as this?”
I was shocked and truly in a state of disbelief that this was a legal practice in the State of New York. Next door to my hospital room, a family was celebrating a birth, while my son lay dead on the bed next to me. It just did not seem possible, but, it was.
Now over 40 years later, Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, is seeking to cement abortion rights by amending the state constitution. It is really no surprise that Cuomo would continue to promote his extreme pro abortion agenda to enshrine abortion for all nine months, untouchable, and unstoppable.
This amendment would make his dream a reality and ensure endorsements and funding from Planned Parenthood, a group that lies to women, sells aborted baby parts, and deceives the public by saying they provide prenatal care.
Cuomo claims it is because he cares for women and their health, but yet never has he proposed a piece of legislation that would do just that by endorsing a “Women’s Right to Know” act to the dangers of abortion, or laws protecting girls and women from coercion by boyfriends, husbands and yes, even parents. I can assure him he is not caring or speaking for me or the thousands of other women in New York that I have seen in the post abortion program that I run.
There is no, nor has there ever been, any regard for the countless women who have been injured emotionally or physically from abortion. In fact, their voices continue to be denied as are their experiences.
As I watch our extreme pro abortion politicians in New York like Cuomo and Senator Schumer (who cried because of the 90 day immigration ban, but also pushes abortion for any reason and at any time), I wonder if they ever cry or think of the countless unborn babies that they endorse killing or the millions of women and other family members injured by their extreme pro abortion agenda.
They can call it “Family Planning” all they want, but the truth of the matter is, unborn babies are being killed and countless numbers of women are being harmed. Cuomo and Schumer care far more about enshrining their god of abortion than they do about any woman in the State of New York.