Abortion Expansion Bill in Albany

From Bishop Paul R. Sanchez, updated 2/8/2019

We are disappointed that the Reproductive Health Care Act (A.21/S. 240) passed in Albany on January 22, 2019. I encourage you to read Bishop Edward Scharfenberger’s Open Letter to Gov. Cuomo (from the January 19, 2019 issue of The Evangelist) and Kathleen Gallagher’s column in The TabletAbortion Expansion Act Passes in New York (page two of the January 26 print edition.)

I invite you to read the following articles as well concerning the newly passed Reproductive Health Care Act. One is Bishop DiMarzio’s editorial in The Tablet (January 30, 2019) and the other is from America magazine. Let us pray for the Governor and for all those affected by the evil of abortion.

State of the State

Cardinal Timothy Dolan has also written a column (February 7, 2019) in response to Governor Cuomo’s recent op-ed piece in the New York Times. It is available on the Cardinal’s blog at CardinalDolan.org or through this link below:

I encourage you as well to write to Sen. Joseph Addabbo, who voted against the abortion expansion act. You may choose to say: “Thank you, Senator Addabbo, for your courageous vote against the Reproductive Health Care Act (A.21/ S. 240). Thank you for taking a public stand for all those lives which will be lost and for the women of our state who are made less safe under this new law.”  You can email him at addabbo@nysenate.gov or write to him care of his satellite office in Queens:

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr.
66-85 73rd Place
Middle Village, NY 11379


To Express Your View on the Abortion Expansion Act

If you wish to register your objection to the legislation and express your opinion to State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi for voting in favor of the bill, please visit the Catholic Action Network (CAN). There, you can send a message to them. CAN has composed a message that you can edit to add your own personal sentiments. Feel free to share this link with like-minded people. Thank you.