On January 24, 2024, Planned Parenthood held a rally to celebrate its grisly agenda at the Legislative Office Building in Albany. Sadly, Gov. Kathy Hochul and other Albany politicians were on hand to show their enthusiasm for abortion.
One of Planned Parenthood’s main priorities this year is to secure passage of the so-called Equality Amendment. The Amendment, which is scheduled to go before the voters on Election Day this November, would enshrine New York’s extremist policies on abortion, sexuality, and transgenderism within the New York State Constitution. According to Gov. Hochul, “‘We need to make sure that no future governors, no future legislators can ever strip away these rights that we have here in the great state of New York.’”
Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R-Pulaski) asserted that “‘Democrats view [abortion] as a winning political issue and that’s why it’s part of their daily narrative.” Leader Barclay added, “‘What they won’t say is that New York maintains one of the highest abortion rates in the country and was completely unaffected by federal actions.’”
The New York Post reported that one purpose of placing the Equality Amendment on the ballot was to help Democratic politicians win re-election this fall. Consultant Hank Sheinkopf, a Democrat, stated that abortion “‘is the club. Abortion is the issue that gives Democrats the edge where they have no other edge — they lose it on the border crisis, they lose it on crime, and they even lose it on the economy.’” State Sen. George Borrello (R-Sunset Bay), agreed, adding that Democrats “‘have a horrible record to run on. The quality of life has declined. New York is overrun with migrants. Abortion is the dog whistle issue. New York already has the broadest abortion law in the country.’”
Regardless of the true motive behind the Equality Amendment, it is important that Christian New Yorkers are informed about its destructive provisions. NYFRF is scheduled to hold its own Albany rally on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. To learn more about the Equality Amendment and other key issues facing our state, please join us.