She says God is on the side of abortion. And she used a church to say it.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat who succeeded scandal-plagued Andrew Cuomo in 2021, has announced the awarding of $13.4 million in state grants to 37 New York abortion providers during a news conference held at Judson Memorial Church near Washington Square Park in Manhattan.
The Oct. 12 news conference received light press, and even fewer news outlets reported her quotes about God being on the side of abortion or the fact the news conference was held in a church. In June, Hochul described pro-lifers as “Neanderthals.”
Hochul commended “everyone involved in this congregation for inspiring us and letting us know that God is out there on our side as we continue to make sure that women have the rights that are God-given rights,” according to a report in the Albany Update, an electronic newsletter from New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms. “Light does prevail over darkness,” Hochul said. “And while there has been a dark pall cast over our nation in the aftermath of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, let that light continue to shine right here in the State of New York.”
Standing behind a podium with a placard that read “We Are NY: A Safe Harbor for All” and “Protecting Abortion Rights,” Hochul called legal abortion access a “moral responsibility.”
“We’ll fight like hell to make sure that no one ever touches these rights right here. And we’ll be that beacon of hope. We’ll be that safe harbor for women all across this nation,” the governor said.
It is the second time since Roe v. Wade was overturned in June that the state of New York has released money from the newly formed Abortion Provider Support Fund, the New York Daily News reported.
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) responded in its newsletter that Gov. Hochul has “embraced wicked lies” about the character and nature of God, human life and the meaning of compassion.
“In Isaiah 5:20, God says, ‘Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!’ Also, Romans 1:32 speaks of God’s wrath against sinners who not only engage in evil deeds, but ‘have pleasure’ in the evil deeds of others,” NYCF said.
“Let us pray that the Lord will change our Governor’s heart so that her soul can be saved through a relationship with Jesus and so that the lives of New York’s unborn children will not continue to be sacrificed on the altars of lust, selfishness, and convenience.”
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