New Yorkers Will Use March for Life to Bash Cuomo Saying Pro-Lifers Not Welcome

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 20, 2014   |   12:13PM   |   Albany, NY

If you thought the scandal involving New York Governor Andrew Cuomo saying pro-life people aren’t welcome in New York is about over, think again. Pro-life New Yorkers plan to use the national March for Life in Washington and local marches for life in New York state to raise the issue of Cuomo telling pro-life people to take a hike.

As LifeNews reported, Cuomo is facing calls to resign following his comments saying pro-life people have no business living in the state.

The Heritage Foundation has more on how pro-life advocates are responding further:

andrewcuomo3Hundreds of thousands of people will make their way to nation’s capital for the 41st annual March for Life this week. New Yorkers plan to use the occasion to criticize Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY), whose controversial comments about pro-lifers have set off a firestorm.

Last week, Cuomo attacked “extreme conservatives” as people “who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay.” Then, he added, “[I]f that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

Now, with a major pro-life event happening this week, The Buffalo News reports that Cuomo could be the center of attention at Wednesday’s rally.

“I am guessing that Andrew Cuomo’s remarks are going to be repeated by every speaker on the platform,” Stasia Zoladz Vogel, president of the Buffalo Regional Right to Life Committee, told the newspaper. “Everyone will know how much Andrew loves his constituents.”



Cuomo’s aides said the governor wasn’t talking about constituents; his comments were instead directed at Republican candidates. That hasn’t stopped some critics from calling on Cuomo to resign.

Cuomo said his words don’t extend to moderate Republicans, such as those in the state Senate, who he believes “have a place in their state.”

Meanwhile, pro-life advocates are making images like the one in this article that blast Cuomo further and are being shared on Facebook.