High ranking Catholic clergy and parishioners are calling for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to be excommunicated from the church after pushing through one of the most murderous abortion laws in American history.
On the 46th anniversary of Roe v Wade that legalized killing unborn babies, Gov. Cuomo seized the political opportunity and opened the door to abortion on demand by removing limitations on snuffing out unborn children. The New York liberal couched the new law in the tired old political double-speak of a “woman’s right to choose” to market it to an unsuspecting public.
“Today we are taking a giant step forward in the hard-fought battle to ensure a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her own personal health, including the ability to access an abortion,” Gov. Cuomo reportedly said after signing New York’s Reproductive Health Act. “With the signing of this bill, we are sending a clear message that whatever happens in Washington, women in New York will always have the fundamental right to control their own body.”
But what the New York politician failed to communicate to people of faith everywhere is that the New York law effectively decriminalizes abortion across the board. Greedy doctors and others who perform abortions for money will no longer be subject to criminal prosecution, regardless of when they take a child’s life. The primary line of defense for the unborn children was that physicians and others could be held accountable for late-term abortions and other life-ending procedures. Gov. Cuomo has turned the clock back to medieval times.
Although the law supposedly addresses late-term abortions for unviable births only, it removes the risk of incarceration for those who perform the procedure regardless. Republicans fought tooth and nail to block this abortion on demand legislation for many years. Unfortunately, secular liberal Democrats gained a majority in the mid-term elections and moved against unborn children.
“We need to be honest with the public and say that this bill does not simply codify Roe v. Wade… what this bill does is expand abortion up to birth and the third trimester,” GOP State Assembly Rep. Nicole Malliotakis explained.
The conservative also fought the legislation because it removes the requirement that licensed physicians conduct such procedures. Gov. Cuomo in his desperation to further his political career and gain momentum for a 2020 presidential run is willing to step over thousands of dead babies to gain power. The new law has enraged Catholics across the country who demand he be removed from the church.
“Our Governor and legislative leaders hail this new abortion law as progress. This is not progress. Progress will be achieved when our laws and our culture once again value and respect each unrepeatable gift of human life, from the first moment of creation to natural death,” a statement from New York’s Catholic Bishops reportedly said.
The legalization of ending innocent life in New York has drawn the ire of Catholic clergymen across the nation. Bishops are speaking out against Cuomo’s actions.
“Someone asked me today if I would issue an excommunication of a Catholic Governor under my jurisdiction if the Governor did the same as in New York,” Knoxville, TN, Bishop Richard Stika reportedly tweeted. “I think I might do it for any Catholic legislator under my jurisdiction who voted for the bill as well as the Governor.”
“Enough is enough,” Bishop Stika reportedly continued. “Excommunication is to be not a punishment but to bring the person back into the Church. It’s like medicine for them. But this vote is so hideous and vile that it warrants the act.”
Texas Bishop Joseph Strickland firmly stood with his Knoxville colleague and supports the excommunication of Cuomo.
“I’m with Bishop Stika,” Bishop Strickland reportedly tweeted. “I’m not in a position to take action regarding legislation in New York but I implore bishops who are to speak out forcefully. In any sane society, this is called INFANTICIDE!!!!!!!!!!”
In Washington, D.C., Catholic leadership denounced the New York law and called for church sanctions to be leveled against Cuomo.
“There comes a time when something is so egregious and boldly sinful that it must be met with strong ecclesial and canonical penalties and remedies,” Washington D.C. priest Monsignor Charles Pope reportedly wrote in the National Catholic Register. “It must be made clear to all that no Catholic can support such legislation. This cannot be allowed to stand without canonical penalties.”
After Pope’s call for action was published, strong-willed Bishops across the country rallied for excommunication against the Governor.
“Msgr Pope speaks the truth with clarity,” Bishop Strickland reportedly said. “May Catholic leaders throughout New York take action. Infanticide is a crime against LIFE that will reap God’s Wrath. Catholic Abortion Supporters Like Cuomo Must Face Penalties.”