By Ed Condon, First Things - Let me be clear: I am not arguing that any Catholic politician who has supported or voted for pro-abortion legislation can ipso facto be termed a heretic. Gov. Cuomo’s consistent and vocal support for this particular legislation, his unique role in enacting it, and his flouting of the clear and public admonitions of two bishops who can claim jurisdiction over him make his case unique.
By Grace Car, Reporter, Daily Caller - The bill codifies a woman’s right to abort under state law and removes abortion from New York’s criminal code. The bill also allows women to have abortions after 24 weeks in cases where “there is an absence of fetal viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient’s life or health,” according to the legislation. Nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants and qualified health care professionals can provide abortions under the legislation.
By Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th., Church Militant - Both the pro-abortion Reproductive Health Act (RHA) that became law last week and the Child Victims Act (CVA), which passed the New York legislature on Monday, have been progressing since 2007. In attempts to keep clerical sex abuse victims restricted by the statute of limitations, however, the New York State Catholic Conference (NYSCC) spent millions of dollars and hired expensive lobbying firms to fight the passage of CVA… Cardinal Timothy Dolan, as archbishop of New York and head of the NYSCC, even made an unannounced visit in March to the state capital in Albany to personally lobby against the passage of CVA. None of these measures, however, are on record in the battle to keep RHA from passing.
By Randall Smith,. The Catholic Thing - Let me begin by saying that I have no desire to attach the pro-life cause to such a wide array of issues that the cause itself disappears from view. People who work in non-profit organizations call this “mission creep”: you start out doing good for one group, then someone says, “Why not these people?” and then these, and “How about all those?” until, finally, you have precious few resources to do much good for anyone.