CNA Staff, Jul 22, 2020 / 23:11 pm
The New York Catholic bishops have voiced opposition to a bill that would report on the state's pro-life pregnancy centers, saying its wording shows an inherent bias against the pregnancy centers.
"The New York State Catholic Conference opposes this legislation and urges a negative vote," said the conference, which represents the bishops of the state, in a July 21 memorandum of opposition.
It said the legislation "would authorize the New York State Commissioner of Health to conduct a study and issue a report on the impact of pro-life pregnancy centers in the state. The pre-determined outcome of the 'study' is that such services are too 'limited' in denying pregnant women access to abortion."
Sponsored by Assembly Member Deborah Glick and Senator Brad Hoylman, the bill says it aims to examine "the unmet health and resource needs facing pregnant women in New York and the impact of limited service pregnancy centers."