The word “Fringe” is defined as “Not part of the mainstream; unconventional, peripheral, or extreme.” There are those on the Left, particularly since the rise of the Tea Party, that smack that label on every Conservative idea in existence. For example, the Tea Party wants deep cuts in spending, lower taxes; or a flat tax rate, and a balanced budget. Truly, those ideas are fringe. Having a balanced budget? How radical! Those on the Left frequently call Conservatives “radical,” simply because Conservatives are sensible.
Those on the Left never seem to view themselves as fringe, or extreme, despite fitting the bill quite comfortably. Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, is now trying to pass abortion legislation that would be the most extreme in the country.
According to The Catholic Center: “The bill would permit unlimited late-term abortion on demand…The bill would endanger the lives of women by allowing non-physicians to perform abortions…The bill would preclude any future reasonable regulations of abortion…The bill endangers the religious liberty of Catholic hospitals and other institutions.”
This bill, if passed, would allow unlimited late term abortions for reasons other than a life and death situation with the mother. As it stands currently, abortions are prohibited after 24 weeks in New York City.
With a dearth of doctors willing to perform abortions, this bill would allow any “licensed heal-care practitioner” to practice an abortion. Abortions are–despite what the Left tells us–a dangerous procedure for the woman. Allowing unqualified doctors to perform these procedures will ultimately harm more women.
Speaking of beliefs that stand outside the mainstream, let’s take a look at some statistics. According to a Gallup poll conducted in 2011:
1. “52 percent of pro-choicers and 90 percent of pro-lifers favor making abortion illegal in the second trimester.”
2. “Making abortion illegal in the third trimester (79 percent pro-choicers, 94 percent pro-lifers)”
3. “Banning partial-birth abortions (63 percent pro-choicers, 68 percent pro-lifers).”
Majorities of both pro-lifers and pro-choicers in every category stand opposed to late-term abortions, even going back as far as the second trimester. The most striking statistic is number two, wherein a whopping 79% of pro-choicers favor making illegal third trimester abortions.
Andrew Cuomo–the man who once said “I am the government.”–is not even any longer on the fringe, he is off the grid completely. Cuomo once said this: “Too often government responds to the whispers of lobbyists before the cries of the people.”
Dear Governor Cuomo, with this legislation, you are not listening to the cries of the people you claim to represent; you are listening to an extremist minority. The majority does not back your ideas, because they are barbaric and archaic. Please, take a look in a mirror, and you will not see your constituents, but a delirious man on the fringes of society.