Hochul’s pro-choice vote shows disregard for life
The News article, “Rivals in 27th left behind untidiness,” omits the most disgraceful action by Rep. Kathleen Hochul: her failure to support a ban on sex selection abortions. Along with Rep. Brian Higgins, Hochul voted against H.R. 3541: Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012.
According to an article in the May 31 New York Times, although the measure was supported by 246 representatives and opposed by only 168 representatives, the required vote in the House needed to pass the measure with the rules suspended was not met.
In my opinion, the cavalier disregard for the sanctity of unborn human life displayed by Higgins and Hochul may well carry over to their views on caring for the elderly and disabled. I urge voters to vote for Republican candidates Mike Madigan and Chris Collins and help Higgins and Hochul to an early political retirement.
Richard H. Escobales Jr.