The One World Trade Center was lit up pink Tuesday night to celebrate the passage of a bill by the New York state legislature that legalizes abortion through the ninth month of pregnancy while rolling back protections for babies born alive after a botched abortion.
The “Reproductive Health Act,” which New York Governor Andrew Cuomo demanded be passed before he’d agree to sign the state’s budget in April, relaxes the state’s already-permissive abortion laws to allow abortions past the 24 week of pregnancy – the current limit in New York – while also allowing non-doctors to perform abortions. The bill passed 38-24 through the Democrat-led state legislature and was met with thunderous applause from both lawmakers and those in the gallery.
The bill itself states that “Section 2 of the bill creates a new Article 25-A of the Public Health Law (PHL), which states that an abortion may be performed by a licensed, certified, or authorized practitioner within 24 weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient’s life or health.”
However, it’s important to note that the term “health” doesn’t necessarily have to mean a woman’s physical state, but can be subjectively expanded by her physician to include her mental or emotional health – i.e., whenever having a baby no longer jives with what the woman wants and can be deemed harmful to her emotional well-being.
“The Reproductive Health Act is a historic victory for New Yorkers and for our progressive values,” Cuomo applauded after the bill’s passage. “In the face of a federal government intent on rolling back Roe v. Wade and women’s reproductive rights, I promised that we would enact this critical legislation within the first 30 days of the new session – and we got it done. I am directing that New York’s landmarks be lit in pink to celebrate this achievement and shine a bright light forward for the rest of the nation to follow.”
In a horrible twist of irony, pink is also the color used to celebrate the birth of baby girls, more than 30,000,000 of which have been murdered in the womb since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.
LifeNews Note: Brittany Hughes writes for MRCTV, where this originally appeared.