This is my daughter born at exactly 39 weeks in New York. Today the Reproductive Health Act was passed in my State. Under this act, had it been legal when she was born, I could have aborted my baby up to full term for “age, economic, social and emotional factors.” Basically, if I felt like it or if I felt unable to support a child the law would affirm that it was my right to choose whether she lived or died. If I tried to abort her and it failed, the law would provide no protection for her if she survived. If someone punched me in the stomach at 39 weeks and she died, the law would not consider her a person worthy of protection.
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said, “we’re saying that here in New York, women’s decisions matter.” What about this tiny woman- what voice would she have to make a decision? And what about me- that the law would affirm that I the mother am allowed to kill my innocent child before I met her? Yes, women’s decisions matter, and we have a shattering amount of responsibility to choose rightly. As I imagine the scenario where, instead of delivering this live baby, I legally allow someone to tear her limb from limb (a fate that even the most cruel-hearted person would not assign to an animal,) I know that that would be a decision that I would regret forever. I would never have felt Zelie’s sweet little morning kisses, heard her say “mama” like she did for the first time today, or felt her beautiful soft skin as she nuzzles up to nurse.
Please don’t abort your baby, women of New York. Give him or her to me. The little ones are worthy of all the radical love and protection we can give, not abortion.
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