New York City, N.Y., Jan 29, 2019 / 15:48 pm
The Archbishop of New York said Monday that New York's governor has insulted the Church, flaunted publicly his dissent from Catholic doctrine, and celebrated the Jan. 22 signing of the states "ghoulish radical abortion-expansion law."
"Instead of admitting that abortion is always a tragic choice, and that life-giving alternatives should be more vigorously promoted, the governor and his 'progressive' supporters celebrated signing the bill. At the governor's command, even the lights of the Freedom Tower sparkled with delight," Cardinal Timothy Dolan wrote in a Jan. 28 op-ed in the New York Post.
The state's recently passed Reproductive Health Act, Dolan said, "allows for an abortion right up to the moment of birth; drops all charges against an abortionist who allows an aborted baby, who somehow survives the scissors, scalpel, saline and dismemberment, to die before his eyes; mandates that, to make an abortion more convenient and easy, a physician need not perform it; and might even be used to suppress the conscience rights of health care professionals not to assist in the grisly procedures."
"All this in a state that already had the most permissive abortion laws in the country," the cardinal added.