Democrats have always tried to paint themselves as the party of compassion. They especially try to take advantage of this portrayal during times of crisis.
It’s always been interesting, however, that the party of “compassion” is also the party that for the most part believes in abortion on-demand.
Franklin Graham, the famous Christian evangelist, pointed out this hypocritical view held specifically by Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York.
Governor Cuomo, in one of his recent speeches, stated that he wouldn’t allow human life to be viewed as “disposable.”
Take a look at Graham’s reponse to Cuomo’s statement:
The law Graham refers to is the Reproductive Health Act of 2019, which Cuomo signed into law in January 2019. The law is widely viewed as one of the most progressive abortion laws in the country.
Specifically, the law allows late-term abortions up until birth if the fetus is deemed to not be viable or the health of the mother is involved.
CNN previously reported this on the law:
On the 46th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, New York state passed a law to protect women's access to abortion if the historic case is overturned.
"Today we are taking a giant step forward in the hard-fought battle to ensure a woman's right to make her own decisions about her own personal health, including the ability to access an abortion. With the signing of this bill, we are sending a clear message that whatever happens in Washington, women in New York will always have the fundamental right to control their own body," said Gov. Andrew Cuomo after signing New York's Reproductive Health Act on Tuesday night.
Not only will the law preserve access to abortions, it also removes abortion from the state's criminal code. This would protect doctors or medical professionals who perform abortions from criminal prosecution. The law also now allows medical professionals who are not doctors to perform abortions in New York.
"The old law had criminal penalties. It was written that the doctor or professional could be held criminally liable," Cuomo said during an interview on WNYC Wednesday.
The law also addresses late-term abortions. Under New York's Reproductive Health Act, they can be performed after 24 weeks if the fetus is not viable or when necessary to protect the life of the mother.
"It's about the health and safety of the mother and it's always been the point where the conservatives wave the flag, they want to roll back Roe v. Wade -- this is not gray here it's black and white," said Cuomo.
The bill was first introduced in 2006 but was blocked for consideration by the Republican-controlled state Senate. With Democrats now in the majority, the bill passed the legislature Tuesday night and was signed into law.
Check out this video of Graham's original reponse to the legislation:
While Cuomo gives speeches about how important human life is to him, Graham is actually out taking action to protect human life. A charity headed by Graham is currently constructing tents in Central Park to treat coronavirus patients.
Take a look at what's being said:
Fox News had this to report about Graham's efforts:
"A field hospital is being erected in New York City’s famed Central Park to help meet the demand of extra hospital beds during the coronavirus outbreak that has ripped through the city.
Mt. Sini Hospital said in a statement obtained by Fox News that it is partnering with Samaritan’ Purse and other government agencies and will be located in the East Meadow. It will enable doctors to “provide care for patients seriously ill with COVID-19.”
The hospital is expected to be running by Tuesday, the report said. The makeshift hospital will have 68 beds, Fox5NY.com reported. The report said that Samaritan’s Purse, the nondenominational evangelical Christian organization, has been operating a similar facility in Cremona, Italy. The organization is led by Franklin Graham, the son of the late televangelist Billy Graham, the New York Post reported."