Actress Ilana Glazer praised New York abortion activists Tuesday for “making the world a better place” by pushing for legalized abortions up to birth.
Glazer, a co-creator of the Comedy Central show “Broad City,” spoke during the New York Planned Parenthood’s annual Day of Action in Albany, according to Breitbart.
The abortion chain uses the day to lobby lawmakers, seek out press coverage and generally push their pro-abortion agenda. This year, it also was a day of “jubilant” celebration, the Times Union reports. The abortion activists celebrated the new state law that allows unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth.
The legislation goes beyond Roe v. Wade, allowing abortions even when the U.S. Supreme Court has said states may regulate them. Late-term abortions, which once were illegal in New York, now are allowed, and non-doctors may perform them.
To Glazer and her fellow abortion activists, this is progress. She praised activists, lawmakers and journalists for supporting the legislation.
“You’re work is making the world a better place, in real time,” the actress said. “It is chiller in New York state because of your work.”
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For more than a decade, abortion activists have been trying to pass the pro-abortion bill in New York. In January, they achieved their goal after Democrats gained control of both state houses and the governor’s office.
The law, dubbed the Reproductive Health Act, redefines a “person” as “a human being who has been born and is alive,” and describes abortion as a “fundamental right.” This language allows unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth in New York.
The legislation poses serious dangers to women’s lives and rights as well. By removing protections from illegal abortions, the law opens the door for abuses. According to New York Right To Life, back alley abortionists, abusive partners or parents and others no longer will face charges for illegally killing an unborn baby – even if the mother wanted her child.
Protections for babies born alive after botched abortions also ended under the new law. Additionally, the law says the state cannot “deny, regulate or restrict” abortion, not even for common-sense reasons such as parental consent for minors, informed consent or limits on taxpayer-funded abortions.
New York State Right to Life predicted that the law also will lead to the suppression of pro-lifers’ freedom of speech and conscience. Doctors and nurses who refuse to help abort unborn babies could lose their jobs, and pro-life advocates could be persecuted for just speaking out for life.
Already one of the most pro-abortion states in America, New York became even more pro-abortion when the law passed. In 2016, 82,189 unborn babies were aborted in New York, with about half being taxpayer-funded, according to state government data. Of those babies, 1,763 were at least 20 weeks, meaning they may have been viable outside the womb.
Meanwhile, a new poll indicates this radical pro-abortion legislation is not what Americans want. The national poll conducted by Marist University found that three in four Americans (75 percent) say abortion should be limited to – at most – the first three months of pregnancy. This includes most Republicans (92 percent), Independents (78 percent) and Democrats (60 percent). It also includes more than six in 10 (61 percent) who identify as “pro-choice” on abortion.
The Marist Poll follows on the heels of a May 2018 Gallup poll which found that 53 percent of Americans oppose all or most abortions.