Opposition to New York’s radical pro-abortion law continues to grow.
On Sunday, more than 70 church leaders held special services across the state to ask for forgiveness for their new law and to call on pro-abortion lawmakers and voters to repent, WIVB News reports.
The law, which passed in January, basically allows abortions up to birth and infanticide. Gov. Andrew Cuomo lobbied for the law and then celebrated its passage by having state landmarks lit in pink.
The celebration of killing unborn babies prompted massive outrage from all across the United States. In New York, some local businesses protested by closing for the day so that they would not have to collect state sales taxes; and local governments passed resolutions opposing the legislation.
The 70-plus religious gatherings on Sunday were another sign of the growing passion to defend unborn babies’ lives.
Buffalo Dream Center Pastor Eric Johns said people should be concerned that Gov. Andrew Cuomo cares more about plastic bags than babies’ lives.
“We’re letting Albany know that we’re opposed to the Reproductive Health Act, and also – really – we’re coming together in the spirit of prayer of repentance of the state,” Johns told the local news. “You know your state’s in trouble when the governor cares more about plastic bags than the life of babies, so we think our state’s in trouble with God.”
The pastor said they are praying that Cuomo and other lawmakers will repent and their hearts will turn toward compassion for unborn babies and mothers.
“We are really urging those that voted for this and Governor Cuomo to have a change of heart,” Johns said. “The word repentance simply means to have a change of heart, or to have a change of direction, to look at this one more time and see what this has done.”
Local government leaders are taking action as well. Earlier this month, Putnam County leaders passed a resolution rebuking Cuomo for pushing the pro-abortion law. The Batavia City Council is considering a similar resolution.
A recent national poll by Marist University found that a majority of Americans oppose late-term abortions. Similarly, a poll released in February found a sharp, double-digit uptick in the number of Americans who identify as pro-life after pro-abortion Democrats began pushing abortions up to birth and infanticide.
Despite the strong public opposition, the Vermont, Massachusetts and Rhode Island legislatures are considering pro-abortion legislation to expand abortions this year.