Book Store Closes So It Won’t Have to Collect Taxes for New York, Which Legalized Abortions Up to Birth

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 23, 2019   |   5:09PM   |   Washington, DC

One small business owner literally put his money where his mouth is. A bookstore owner in Syracuse, New York closed his store today rather than sell books and collect sales tax for the state of New York, which just approved a new law legalizing abortions up to birth.

As LifeNews has extensively reported, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wasted no time signing a radical pro-abortion bill into law Tuesday. Just hours after the state Senate and Assembly passed it, Cuomo signed the bill, legalizing abortion for basically any reason up to birth in New York state.

Now, to protest the new law:

Jon Speed, owner of The Book Scout in Syracuse, announced Wednesday he has shuttered his bookstore for the day to mark “a day of mourning in New York” following the passage of the radical bill signed into law Tuesday night by Cuomo.

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“I’m pro-life mainly because I’m a Christian,” Speed told Faithwire, “and because I understand that murder is wrong. What I understand from prenatal science is that clearly — and even from what the Bible says — that the baby in the womb is a baby, it’s a human life.”

“I really felt like I needed to do something,” Speed said, recalling the restless night he had Tuesday. “I obviously can’t stop paying sales tax to the state of New York — I can’t do that altogether, although I would like to, but I can’t. So I thought, ‘Well, I’ll put a sign up on the front window of the store and say we’re closed [Wednesday] and express our thoughts on it, just so we can make a statement.’”

He continued, “I can’t change what happened [Tuesday], but I can certainly register my displeasure with it and how upset about it I am.”