Contact: Bill O’Reilly
CHIAROSCURO GROUP: DROP ABORTION EXPANSION;
PASS ANTI-SEX TRAFFICKING MEASURE; CLINIC INSPECTION BILL
“Let’s replace unwanted abortion expansion with a common sense abortion clinic inspection bill and be done with it.”
New York–May 14…Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and abortion expansion lobby groups are holding hostage key women’s protection measures — including an anti-sex trafficking bill– in an effort to force through an omnibus package of legislation that includes late-term abortion expansion, which New Yorkers do not want.
So charged the New York-based Chiaroscuro Group today in calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Legislative leaders to pass the Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act–a bipartisan measure introduced yesterday by Democrat Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and Republican Senator Andrew Lanza–as well as another new bill sponsored by Assemblywomen Nicole Malliotakis and Jane Corwin that would require bi-annual Health Department inspections of New York State’s approximately 225 abortion facilities. A recent New York State expose showed that the vast majority of New York’s abortion clinics have shockingly gone uninspected for more than a dozen years.
“Governor Cuomo and Speaker Silver are holding a true women’s equality agenda hostage to an abortion expansion bill that is far outside of the political mainstream,” said Chiaroscuro Group President Greg Pfundstein. “The so called Women’s Equality Act (WEA) has nine good and progressive measures, and one that is anathema to the values of New Yorkers, as confirmed by comprehensive polling. There is broad support for these measures so let’s pass the nine bills and replace the abortion expansion bill with a common sense clinic inspection bill and be done with it.”
The New York State Senate last year passed nine of the WEA bills, rejecting the abortion expansion plank. The State Assembly has refused to pass any WEA bills unless the unpopular abortion expansion measure is included.
The Chiaroscuro Groups works to educate New Yorkers about alternatives to abortion.