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Statement by Greg Pfundstein
President, The Chiaroscuro Foundation
June 13, 2103
“Governor Cuomo and abortion activist’s support for altering the Women’s Equality Act legislation to include language related to partial-birth abortion is pure sophistry. This is nothing more than a smoke and mirrors stunt to confuse the issue, while the bill continues to expand late term abortions and allow non-doctors to perform abortions. Partial birth abortion is just one of many procedures for killing almost-born babies, and under Gov. Cuomo’s bill, it will still be legal, up to the day of birth, for a woman to request an abortion for almost any reason. A doctor can simply inject the heart of the almost born baby with a lethal solution, wait for the baby to die, and deliver the dead baby. Neither the partial birth abortion ban nor any provision in the Governor’s bill will stop such a procedure from being performed on a baby right up until birth.
“We continue to call for a vote on 9 of the 10 points of the Women’s Equality Agenda and will remain steadfastly opposed to the remaining portion of the bill that seeks to expand late-term abortions in New York State. We urge the legislature not to be fooled by this latest in a long line of distortions from Cuomo and his allies.”