After enacting the most extreme policies in the nation, New York recently passed a law that creates a backdoor for abortion advocates to infiltrate Catholic churches and pro-life organizations.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed Bill 660 into law that forces churches and pro-life non-profits to now hire abortion advocates. The governor already signed legislation that allows abortion doctors to snuff out the lives of babies who survive the usually deadly procedure. The Democrat’s latest move appears to be designed to further undermine efforts to save the lives of unborn infants.
“An employer shall not: (a) discriminate nor take any retaliatory personnel action against an employee with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of or on the basis of the employee’s or dependent’s reproductive health decision-making,” the legislation reportedly states.
The new law is a not-so-subtle delivery lie that provides abortion extremists a pathway into anti-abortion organizations via employment. Churches and non-profits can now be sued for millions under the New York law based on hiring discrimination. Abortion activists are expected to begin filing applications in an effort to insert abortion advocacy and bankrupt non-profits that hold true to their values.
“No government has the right to tell pro-life or religious organizations they must hire someone who doesn’t agree with their core mission,” Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) senior counsel Ken Connelly reportedly said. “Gov. Cuomo’s message to pro-life New Yorkers is loud and clear: The abortion agenda of Planned Parenthood trumps the lives of the unborn, and anyone who disagrees will be forced to bow to the state’s orthodoxy by force of law.”
The ADF is currently representing pro-life organizations such as CompassCare pregnancy center, First Bible Baptist Church, and the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates in a lawsuit designed to protect them from being overrun.
“CompassCare offers comprehensive information and free medical care, practical resources, and hope to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies,” ADF Legal Counsel Denise Harle reportedly said. “Every woman deserves the support she needs to make the healthiest choice for everyone involved in her pregnancy. But New York’s new law forces CompassCare to contradict its own beliefs and to employ staff who endorse abortion — a decision that harms women and ends innocent lives. No one would force PETA to hire employees that hunt on the weekends. CompassCare deserves that same courtesy and equal freedom under law.”
Gov. Cuomo continues his charade of being both a Catholic and an abortion advocate as if the two were not mutually exclusive. In his gubernatorial addresses, Cuomo pretends to be a practicing Catholic, as many New Yorkers are. But his actions have ushered in the heinous abortion-on-demand laws that remove born alive protections and allow doctors to murder infants outside the womb. He thumbed his nose at the pro-life lawsuit, knowing he has inserted liberal activists in New York’s court system posing as judges. A spokesman for the governor reportedly said the lawsuit is “frivolous and quite frankly ridiculous, and we expect it to be dismissed by the court.”
At first blush, the liberal governor will likely win the early rounds in court. But pro-life advocates have a long-standing reputation for going the distance, and this case could reach the U.S. Supreme Court.
With President Donald Trump restoring integrity to the high court following liberal Obama-era appointees, religious rights have enjoyed something of a resurgence. When religious and secular rights have come into conflict, the court has ruled that secular rights cannot overall Christian values. The likely outcome of forcing churches to hire people who are opposed to their Bible-supported mandate is likely to fail. The country is already starting to hear the once-stifled voices of people who have come to the revelation that abortion is, in fact, murder.
“The fact that they were unwanted was no longer enough justification for me to kill them. The sad thing is that I still referred for abortion. I still believed abortion was a woman’s right. I just sort of thought it was the lesser of two evils, and it took God a long time to completely change my mind,” former abortionist Dr. Kathi Aultman said after giving birth to her own child. “I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve killed a lot more people than Ted Bundy, but it wasn’t illegal. And that was when I became pro-life.”
If the New York law stands, the American public will hear far fewer pro-life voices. That’s because the left’s long-game is to secure majorities in anti-abortion non-profits and cause chaos in Christian churches. New York’s law is a calculated attack on life.