Although this is not breaking news, Mayor de Blasio’s war on the unborn remains shocking and morally reprehensible, and it is something we must continue to address.
While doing a radio interview in New York City last week, the host, Kevin McCullough, mentioned to me how the mayor has promised to work aggressively to shut down crisis pregnancy centers – not to shut down abortion clinics, or crack houses, or houses of prostitution, or gambling dens, but rather to shut down one of the few places in the city dedicated to saving life of the innocent.
Why this war against babies in the womb?
Immediately after de Blasio’s election, Kirsten Andersen reported on Lifesite News that:
“New York City has been called ‘the abortion capital of the world.’ The city has some of the laxest restrictions and the highest abortion rate in the country, with 41 percent of its pregnancies ending in elective termination. According to New York Magazine, 10 percent of all U.S. abortions happen in the state of New York, and seven out of ten abortions in the state take place in New York City.
“But those statistics aren’t high enough for newly elected Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, who claims the city is ‘underserved’ by its dozens of abortion centers, and for whom increased access to abortion was a key part of his campaign platform.”
What an indictment on the voters of New York City who elected him, based, in part, on these promises.
That, however, was only part of his pledge. As noted by Dr. Susan Berry on Breitbart.com, again shortly after his election,
“Bill de Blasio, who was elected Tuesday with 73 percent of the vote, also pledged to help abortionists wipe out their main competition – pro-life crisis pregnancy centers – which he refers to as ‘sham’ clinics. These centers offer women financial and logistical assistance to either keep their babies or place them with adoptive families.”
Oh, the crime of these horrid, “sham” clinics, offering women alternatives to abortion, encouraging them to view (by ultrasound) the precious life within their wombs before terminating their pregnancies, and offering them “financial and logistical assistance to either keep their babies or place them with adoptive families.”
Michael Brown holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University. He is the author of 25 books, includingLine of Fire. Follow him at AskDrBrown on Facebook or @drmichaellbrown on Twitter.