Several Southern Tier parish bulletins have recently carried messages asking for protests to the Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act.
Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s bill is being strongly opposed by the New York State Catholic Conference, the unit that represents the state’s bishops in Albany. In his June Catholic Courier Monthly column, Bishop Matthew H. Clark asked people to pay attention to this legislation proposed by Spitzer that would make abortion virtually immune from any state regulation; repeal the requirement that only doctors can perform abortions; eliminate the conscience protection for religious hospitals; and allow late-term, post-viability abortions.
“For all of us who vehemently oppose the killing of unborn human beings, this bill is absolutely intolerable,” Bishop Clark wrote.
To help in voicing opposition to the governor’s proposal, contact your state representative. In addition, those with Internet access may visit www.nys.catholic.org and click on “Take Action.”