New York Will Ban Declawing Cats, Allows Abortions Up to Birth and Infanticide

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jun 4, 2019   |   2:58PM   |   Albany, New York

Cats soon could have more protections under New York state law than unborn babies.

A bill moving through the state legislature would ban the declawing of cats in the state, NBC News reports. Advocates say declawing is a cruel and inhumane practice because the cat’s toes are amputated.

New York would be the first state to ban declawing if the bill passes, though many European countries also ban the practice, according to the report. Veterinarians who violate the measure could face $1,000 fines. Exceptions would be allowed for medical problems.

Protecting animals from abuse is noble, but many New York lawmakers are being discriminatory about which lives they choose to protect.

Just a few months ago, many of the same lawmakers who support the bill voted to end basically all legal protections for unborn human babies in their state. And when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the pro-abortion bill into law, they celebrated.

The New York Reproductive Health Act goes beyond Roe v. Wade, allowing unborn babies to be aborted even when the U.S. Supreme Court has said states may restrict abortions. Late-term abortions, which once were illegal in New York, now are allowed, and non-doctors may perform abortions.

The act redefines a “person” as “a human being who has been born and is alive,” and describes abortion as a “fundamental right.”

As part of the act, lawmakers also repealed a public health law that required medical care to be provided to babies who survive abortions, basically allowing infanticide by neglect. They also ended criminal penalties for people who kill an unborn baby during an illegal act, such as abusing the mother.


An abortion is a cruel barbaric act that is much worse than declawing an animal. An abortion kills an unborn baby – a unique, living human being from the moment of conception. In some cases, nearly fully formed unborn babies are aborted by being dismembered. In D&E (dilation and evacuation) abortions, second trimester unborn babies are pulled apart limb from limb while their hearts are still beating.

And while the Democrat-controlled New York legislature is focused on protecting cats, every year more than 1,400 late-term unborn babies and tens of thousands more in the first- and second-trimesters are legally killed in abortions in their state.

Protecting life should be the primary focus of public servants. Instead, they choose to discriminate and place more value on some lives than others. Ultimately, their choices serve the abortion industry and its deadly work, rather than the vulnerable mothers and unborn children who so desperately need society’s support.