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Deadliest weapon of all is aimed at the unborn

Among the Republicans whom Gov. Andrew Cuomo castigates as “extreme conservatives” are pro-life people. While ostensibly opposed to assault weapons, Cuomo’s support for more liberal abortion provisions in New York enhances the already vicious assault weapon of abortion aimed at our most vulnerable population: the unborn.

Since the 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, one estimate has placed the number of U.S. abortions at more than 57 million. Sadly, the number of African-Americans destroyed by abortion exceeds 17 million. According to a recent “CBS News” report, New York State had the second-highest abortion rate in the country. In 2008, New York had a total of 153,160 abortions.

Thanks to the efforts of Democrats like Cuomo, New York will likely lose its place this year as the third most populous state to Florida. This population loss will likely cost New York several seats in the House of Representatives, something that upstate can ill afford.

Before voting for pro-choice Democrats like Cuomo, Rep. Brian Higgins, Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Louise Slaughter, I would encourage people to see the video titled “The Silent Scream,” made by the late abortion activist turned dedicated pro-life activist, Dr. Bernard Nathanson. An atheist from a Jewish family, Nathanson changed his views on abortion completely as result of advances in fetalogy. Only after he became a pro-life activist did he enter the Catholic Church.

Richard H. Escobales Jr.

Buffalo