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Letter: Voters ought to reject pro-choice politicians

Voters ought to reject pro-choice politicians

Thanks to The News for its informative article on Point 10 of the Women’s Equality Act. Evidently, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who strongly supports extending elective abortion in New York to essentially the full nine months of a woman’s pregnancy, misunderstands the critical opening phrase of the 14th Amendment, concerning “persons born or naturalized in the United States.” There, birth and naturalization are attributes of the pre-existing “person.”

In 1973, the Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, the decision that effectively legalized abortion on demand. What that dastardly decision achieved was to create a new class of sub-humans, the unborn. What abortion “rights” Democrats and Rockefeller-Nixon Republicans have done to the unborn may well be extended to other vulnerable portions of the human community, like the elderly and infirm.

Unworthy pro-choice politicians, such as Democrats Cuomo, Kathy Hochul, Brian Higgins, Eric Schneiderman and convicted election law cheat Marc Panepinto, do not deserve our support.

Using available data, the total number of abortions in New York State over 16 years, from 1997 to 2012 inclusive, amounted to a staggering 1,927,810 or an average number of 120,488 abortions per year.

Evidently, pro-choice Democrats and their NYSUT union supporters are more concerned with abortion “rights” than jobs for teachers. The devastating effect that the loss of nearly 2 million aborted New Yorkers has had on the day-care, dairy, hospitality, entertainment, retail and construction industries should be obvious.

Richard H. Escobales Jr.

Buffalo