Andrew Cuomo and the thirst for more killing
By Dave Andrusko
Looking ahead, if there is anything that is close to a dead moral certainty, it is that pro-abortionists—especially those with presidential ambitions—will pander to the hardest of their hardcore supporters in a race to the bottom. Exhibit One: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D).
We’ve carried several stories about the son of the former governor, Mario Cuomo (who patented the “personally opposed but…” escape clause). His son doesn’t bother with even pretending to believe that abortion should be “safe, legal and rare. That’s for wusses.
The “Reproductive Health Act” is a recipe for more abortions, and now, in the process commandeering tax dollars and the consciences of health care personnel who want nothing to do with abortion. And all for the benefit, we’re told, of women like Cuomo’s daughters.
Put together Cuomo’s full-court press to expedite the expansion of abortion with the 40th anniversary of Roe and you’d already have plenty to write about. But if you are Seth Lipsky, writing in the New York Post, you remind your readers that abortion is already a plague in New York, reaching epidemic proportions in parts of New York City.
Half tongue in cheek, half seriously, Lipsky asks if the March for Life ought to change venues—come to New York City next year. “For America’s biggest city is also America’s abortion capital.” A few dismal statistics gets the message across:
2009 statistics for abortions in New York City found that “87,273 abortions in that year, meaning that 41 percent of all pregnancies that didn’t end in miscarriage were ended by abortions,” Lipsky explains. “In some ZIP codes and among African-Americans, the abortion rate reaches a ghastly 60 percent.
“For every 1,000 African-American babies born in the city that year, 1,448 were aborted. To the publication of these numbers the mayor [Michael Bloomberg] stood mute.”
Lipsky draws on the comments of some of the city’s leading clergymen two years ago, who plead for sanity in a press conference.
“Rabbi [David] Zweibel put the number of New York City pregnancies ended by abortion in the previous decade at more than 900,000,” Lipsky writes. “In other words, in the four decades since Roe the city may have lost the equivalent of a whole new borough. That’s a staggering loss of human potential for a city that needs all the New Yorkers it can get.” (emphasis added)
Every time I write that for a considerable percentage of the pro-abortion community, there is no such thing as too many abortions, somebody will either write to me politely protesting that I’ve exaggerated, or some pro-abortion site will pooh-pooh my charge without naming me.
But rest assured Cuomo is only the first Democratic politician running for higher office who will troll in the precincts of the most militant “abortion on demand and without apologies” set. And not just to get votes, but because he truly believes women are better served the more unborn babies are killed.