Skip to comments.N.Y. Legislature Votes to Codify Abortion in State Constitution — Measure Goes to Voters in 2024
Posted on 01/25/2023 6:45:31 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Mere days after hundreds of thousand of people marched for life in Washington, D.C., the New York legislature committed to promoting death. The legislature voted by a large majority a second time on Jan. 24 to pass a resolution to codify abortion “rights” in the state constitution, meaning the amendment only awaits approval from voters, according to Politico. I guess the state motto “Excelsior” (“Ever higher”) refers to increasing the number of unborn babies killed.
LifeNews explained, “To amend the New York Constitution, the language must pass the state legislature in two separate sessions and then receive a majority of voters’ approval on the ballot.” The legislature seems to have some doubts about voter approval even in leftist New York, though, because instead of the amendment appearing on the ballot this fall, it will come up for a vote in 2024. LifeNews said higher Democrat voter turnout is expected.
The woke amendment to the constitution would add language prohibiting “discrimination” based on “sex, including sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy outcomes, and reproductive health care and autonomy.” “Reproductive health care” serves as the sanitized cover phrase for abortion, which is not named in the amendment. The amendment’s supporters say protecting abortion on demand is the main goal, but not using the word “abortion” might be a convenient deception of voters unaware of the extreme nature of the goal, LifeNews speculated.
New York already has some of the highest abortion numbers in America. The state also permits abortion for almost any reason right up to birth. But if voters approve this state constitutional amendment, it would make it almost impossible to impose any restrictions on killing unborn babies.
But, as usual, leftists frame moderates as pro-lifers as extremists.
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Good for New York maybe they’ll leave the rest of us alone
This is how it should be done.
They are EVIL!
EVIL, I say! EVIL!
Abortion is MURDER!
Murder is EVIL!
And, this is the essence of the SCOTUS decision...it is an issue for the States. Just as it should be.
Yes. But, it is still disgusting.
"Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion."
If Roe v. Wade were overturned [as it was] this amendment was designed to ensure that the state's constitution could not be used to allow abortions.
Democracy eventually devolves into a situation where the weak subjugate the strong. Well, until the backlash.
We should remove NY from the United States. Problem solved.
Works for me!
All observant Christians and Jews should flee that reprobate state and not look back.
By passing such “laws” they have shown themselves to be reprobate and therefore enemies of God and righteousness.
Time for all observant Christians and Jews to leave and not look back.
ALL pro-lifers should leave!
ALL pro-lifers should leave!
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