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By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine, Sept. 21, 2021
Paul Kengor is Professor of Political Science at Grove City College, executive director of the Center for Vision and Values. He is the author, most recently, of The Devil and Karl Marx (TAN Books, 2020).
In January 2019, a year before COVID-19 descended upon New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo and a beaming group of New York progressives enacted a hideous piece of legislation. They made abortion possible right up until the moment before delivery and even stripped the baby of protections if he or she accidentally survived the scalpel. Their legislation also expanded the field of lawful abortionists, creating a broader array of “reproductive health” specialists in New York to perform abortions.
One might think this was done stealthily, behind closed doors, with a measure of shame. Not at all. It was a moment of joy for New York liberals. In celebration, Cuomo ordered the city’s Freedom Tower (among other monuments) to be lit up in jubilation over the triumph.
“I am directing that New York’s landmarks be lit in pink to celebrate this achievement and shine a bright light forward for the rest of the nation to follow,” said the lifelong Catholic and former altar boy. “Today we are taking a giant step forward,” he declared with an unusual grin as he signed the legislation into law. …