Larry Provost

It is also interesting that Governor Cuomo did not mention former NY Democratic Governor Hugh Carey. Sadly Governor Carey passed away a few years ago but he had an amazing story. Governor Carey was a pro choice politician as Governor in the 1970’s. Yet in his elder years, Governor Carey had a deep change of heart and became pro life. This change of heart, especially from such a high ranking political figure, is inspirational. Governor Carey was not a conservative, either. He ran against Governor Rockefeller’s Republican successor. Governor Cuomo’s father, Mario Cuomo, was Governor Carey’s Lieutenant Governor and successor. This is the type of person Andrew Cuomo derided. Interstingly, Governor Cuomo did not see fit to make this statement to Governor Carey while he was alive.

Even with the Governor’s strange comments, the 2014 March for Life was a great success. The people who marched yesterday, despite political differences with Governor Cuomo, are not filled with the bitterness that many of their opponents have. It is their love that is winning over a nation. It is their love that is saving lives. And it is their love that is glad in their hearts that someone such as Governor Cuomo himself was born and not aborted. For all deserve a chance at life and one day even Governor Cuomo may come home.


Larry Provost

Larry Provost currently works in Washington, D.C.