Article by Bryan Howard
January 23, 2019
In unfortunate sad piece of legislation New York will allow abortion to be performed up to the Child’s birth. This piece of legislation titled Reproductive Health Act will be passed on Tuesday for the state of New York.
Currently New York has a law that puts a deadline of 24 weeks a mother may have an abortion. However, after this piece of legislation is passed the 24 week deadline will be erased and allow them to have an abortion up until birth. The Reproductive Health Act states, “every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion.”
‘The Daily Wire’ noted,
So long as a licensed practitioner acts in “good faith,” a baby can be murdered in the womb up to birth in order “to protect the patient’s life or health.” Notably, the meaning of the word “health” is not defined within the legislation.
“A health care practitioner licensed, certified, or authorized under title eight of the education law, acting within his or her lawful scope of practice, may perform an abortion when, according to the practitioner’s reasonable and good faith professional judgment based on the facts of the patient’s case: the patient is within twenty-four weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability, or the abortion is necessary to protect the patient’s life or health,” reads the legislation.