[This is an excerpt from End of Day online newsletter from American Values]
by Gary Bauer, January 23, 2019
In recent years, California has become a one-party state, firmly in the grip of the radical left. Conservatives have no leverage there, and the results have been predictable.
The same thing has happened in New York. Even moderates were defeated in their primaries by left-wing progressives last year. And what was the first thing these so-called “progressives” did? They declared war on innocent unborn babies.
Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new law that allows abortion right up to the moment of birth for virtually any reason. Last night, One World Trade Center and other city landmarks were bathed in pink to celebrate the ability of an adult woman to end the life of a little woman.
We have come a long way from George Washington delivering his first inaugural address at Federal Hall (located on Wall Street) and appealing to the “benign Parent of the Human Race.” Today the state of New York celebrates infanticide.
Just a few years ago, Gov. Cuomo declared that pro-life Americans “have no place in the state of New York.” I have to wonder why anyone with a shred of decency would want to stay there.
Trump Defends Life
While progressives are attacking unborn life, President Trump is proudly standing up for the right to life. The president recently sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi vowing to veto any bill that undermines the sanctity of life. Here are some excerpts:
“[O]ur Nation was founded on the belief that every human being has rights, dignity, and matchless value. Every child should be welcomed into life and protected in law. . .
“My Administration has the greatest respect for life. . . We will continue to work tirelessly to implement commonsense pro-life policies. . . I believe it is the most basic duty of government to guard the innocent. With that in mind, I will veto any legislation that weakens current pro-life Federal policies and laws, or that encourages the destruction of innocent human life at any stage.”