New York State Assembly voted a resounding 94-49 to approve a bill that would allow third trimester abortions using procedures such as a shot of poison to the baby’s heart by medical professionals who don’t have to be doctors.
For years, New York state legislature has been at odds over a package of bills designed to push the interests of women. The bills have been held up in part because it includes a measure that would promote late-term abortions. Despite strenuous support from pro-abortion Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the legislature has refused to pass the package of bills because of the abortion measure.
AB 6221, would change state law to allow abortions after 24 weeks in cases of both life endangerment and health. Health applies to ‘mental health,’ which means a psychiatrist can deem one ’emotionally unstable’ to forgo the full term and an abortion can be approved. So if a woman changes her mind and has a breakdown that is terms to murder an otherwise healthy baby in the 7th or later term?
Development at 28 Weeks: The baby weighs approximately 2 pounds, 6 ounces, and changes position often at this point in pregnancy. If you had to deliver prematurely now, there is a good chance the baby would survive.
The state Assembly approved part of the package of bills. Specifically, the abortion promotion measure Governor Cuomo strenuously supports.
Life News reported that in a vote of 94-49, New York State Assembly approved passage of AB 6221, the extreme stand-alone 10th point from the previously packaged 10-point Women’s Equality Act, which would expand third-trimester abortions and allow non-doctors to perform abortions. Since 2013, abortion advocates have been holding the Women’s Equality Act hostage to this single dangerous bill, refusing to break the 10-point bill up. This session, however, the will of the voters was finally heard, and the stand-alone bills have been considered.
“Expanding cruel and brutal third-trimester abortions has long been a goal of the anti-life lobby who never met an abortion they didn’t like,” said Lori Kehoe, New York State Right to Life executive director. “With no regard for the fully developed unborn baby who is violently dismembered, or otherwise killed, the New York State Assembly once again put the abortion lobby above New York State women and their children.”
AB 6221, sponsored by Assemblywoman Glick, would change existing New York State law, which currently allows for abortion in the third trimester when the mother’s life is in danger, to allow abortion on-demand throughout all nine months. The law would be changed to allow abortion for any reason deemed “relevant to the well-being of the patient” including physical, emotional, psychological, and familial factors, and the mother’s age.
AB 6221 has no interest in the life of the living, developed, unborn human child, stripping away any protections the smallest members of our human family have.
“We now look once again to the Senate to hold the line in defense of the children which happens to also be in accordance with the will of the rest of the people,” added Kehoe. “It is ridiculous that in 2015, with all the technology at our disposal, we are still arguing whether or not an eight month old baby in the womb deserves protection. It is doubtful that our descendants will look kindly upon this period in our history, when we fought for the right to dismember babies weeks, days and even minutes before birth.”
Are you wondering if a 28 week old baby would survive… ask these children.
Name: Hazel Odette
Gestation Born: 28 weeks
Weight: 2 pounds 11 ounces
Time spent in hospital: 51 days
Age Now: 1 year old
Born: 28 weeks
Weight: 1287 grams
Time spent in hospital: 70 days
Age Now: 17 months old
Name: Indiana Faith
Born: 28 weeks
Weight: 1045 grams
Time spent in hospital: 63 days
Age Now: 2 yrs 11 months
Gestation Born: 28 weeks
Weight: 1200 grams
Time spent in hospital: 108 days
Age Now: 6 years old
Photos courtesy of L’il Aussie Prems Foundation