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ALBANY, New York (LifeSiteNews) — New York’s new Catholic governor, Kathy Hochul, has vowed to bring Texan women seeking abortions to New York, where Hochul proclaimed “the rights of those who are seeking abortion services will always be protected.”

Gov. Hochul (D), who followed Gov. Andrew Cuomo in August after he had to resign in disgrace, made the remarks following the introduction of anti-abortion legislation in Texas. The new law, dubbed the “heartbeat bill,” protects the life of the unborn in the womb after a heartbeat can detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Owing to the new legislation in Texas, Hochul, who has previously been endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice New York for her public support of abortion, expressed dismay that abortion attempts will be prosecuted, characterizing the killing of unborn babies as a “basic human right.”

“For women in Texas, they need to know: we will help you find a way to New York and we are right now looking intensely to find what resources we can bring to the table to help you have safe transport here and let you know there are providers who will assist you in this time of your need,” Hochul said in a September 15 interview with MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell.

“You are not alone,” Hochul promised Texans, adding that their “enlightened brothers” in New York will “help you in any way we can.”

“All they want to do is control women’s bodies in their state,” Hochul spuriously complained of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R). “We have to wipe out men like Gov. Abbot,” Hochul said, adding her opinion that “it’s appalling what’s going on in these Republican states,” in reference to both the restrictions on abortion and more liberal rules regarding COVID.

“To the women of Texas, I want to say, I am with you. Lady Liberty is here to welcome you with open arms.”

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PETITION UPDATE (9/3/21)

Following the US Supreme Court's decision to allow Texas' Heartbeat Law to go into effect, Joe Biden made the announcement that he would initiate a "whole-of-government" response against the new pro-life statute which could ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

This is yet another, outright confirmation of Biden's openly pro-abortion policies, policies which have the main objective of ensuring that women will continue to be able to kill their own children without impediment.

This anti-life, anti-Catholic stance needs to be urgently addressed and condemned by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

For the good of the Church, for the good of pre-born babies, for the good of the faithful, and, indeed, for his own good, Joe Biden needs to be publicly rebuked by the bishops and excommunicated until such time as he repents from his pro-abortion policies.

Please continue to SIGN and SHARE this petition, which asks the bishops of the United States to act in unison to exclude Joe Biden from Holy Communion for his scandalous promotion of abortion - the murder of the innocent.

After signing, please take a moment to CONTACT the offices of the USCCB to politely, but firmly, encourage the Conference to take the necessary steps to exclude from Holy Communion public officials who continue to show blatant disregard for innocent human life and the Church's teaching.

The USCCB's Office phone number is: 202.541.3000

Thank you!

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"No man can serve two masters. For either he will hate the one, and love the other: or he will sustain the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." - Matthew 6:24

In the lead-up to their meeting in mid-June, we call on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to exclude Joe Biden and other “Catholic” politicians (like, Nancy Pelosi) from Holy Communion over their public, obstinate, and scandalous promotion of abortion.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which asks the USCCB to act to stop the abuse of the reception of the Holy Eucharist by politicians who promote the murder of innocent pre-born babies.

We know that making a decision to exclude public figures from Holy Communion is not easy. But, sometimes, this is the only way to make them understand the error of their ways, and to preserve the Church from serious scandal.

Indeed, Canon Law (Canon 915) declares that those who persist in manifest, grave sin should not be admitted to Holy Communion

Beyond that, at this point, public excommunication appears as the only suitable response for Biden's obstinate, public and grave sin of promoting abortion.

In doing so, we do not hold ourselves up as judges over Joe Biden's eternal soul, but we encourage the bishops to make known one of the consequences of public and obstinate support of abortion by our 'Catholic' politicians.

The fact is, in terms of the manifest, grave sin of abortion, Joe Biden is as bad as he said he would be before the election.

Therefore, it is cold comfort that the USCCB is only preparing to discuss this issue only now.

But even now, if the USCCB publicly excommunicate Biden for his pro-abortion stance (as well as other pro-abortion politicians), the Conference could reclaim some of the moral authority which they lost by their largely silent assent to Biden's candidacy.

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition, now.

Since Joe Biden was sworn-in on the 20th of January, he has wasted no time in signing orders and bills which facilitate the destruction of unborn human life.

  • In one executive order, Biden rescinded the Mexico City Policy prohibiting the federal government from spending taxpayer monies on abortion and the promotion of abortion.
  • Biden also signed (instead of vetoing) the COVID relief bill, which, for the first time in 44 years, contained funding for abortions in America, using taxpayer dollars.
  • Biden said that he wouldn't defend Hyde, and he hasn't.

And, if he and the Democratic Party get their way, a lot more of the same regarding abortion is on the way.

Strong action must be taken lest anyone, especially young people, be confused by the scandal of a "Catholic" in Biden's position aggressively promoting abortion, enabling the killing of innocent human beings.

American rank-and-file Catholics don't want any more compromise and equivocation from the Bishops Conference on this "pre-eminent" life-and-death issue.

We want clear action, not twenty more years of dithering and "dialoguing."

50 million babies have been lost to abortion in the U.S. since Roe!

So, we will NOT accept any more lives lost as a result of dithering and "dialoguing." [**Please see "Notes" below about how it has been reported that some senior U.S. clerics are trying to prevent this discussion from even taking place.]

And, we will especially NOT accept one life lost to abortion by politicians who claim the Catholic Faith, but who promote grave evil. God forbid!

With all due respect to these bishops, they diminish the Holy Eucharist and their high office, as well as cause grave scandal to the faithful, by not imposing public canonical penalties on a man who is promoting mass murder of the unborn against the constant teaching of the Church.

The bishops are now at a crossroads and must choose either God or mammon.

We call on them to choose God and choose Life!

And we also continue to encourage those brave, true and good bishops who have done well to warn Amercian Catholics about the perils to the unborn and the Faith resulting from Biden's promotion of abortion!

SIGN and SHARE this petition, which asks the bishops of the United States to act in unison to exclude Joe Biden from Holy Communion for his scandalous promotion of abortion - the murder of the innocent.

After signing, please take a moment to CONTACT the offices of the USCCB to politely, but firmly, encourage the Conference to take the necessary steps to exclude from Holy Communion public officials who continue to show blatant disregard for innocent human life and the Church's teaching.

The USCCB's Office phone number is: 202.541.3000

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Joe Biden: I support abortion ‘under any circumstance’ - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/joe-biden-i-support-abortion-under-any-circumstance

Biden administration has opened the way for ‘abortion by mail on a massive scale’ - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-administration-unleashed-by

‘Catholic’ Biden marks Roe v. Wade anniversary with pledge to make abortion available for ‘everyone’ - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/catholic-biden-marks-roe-v-wade-anniversary-with-pledge-to-make-abortion-available-for-everyone

BREAKING: DC archbishop affirms he will give Holy Communion to pro-abortion Joe Biden - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-dc-archbishop-affirms-he-will-give-holy-communion-to-pro-abortion-joe-biden

Vatican puts brakes on US bishops confronting problem of pro-abortion Biden receiving Holy Communion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/vatican-puts-brakes-on-us-bishops-confronting-problem-of-pro-abortion-biden-receiving-holy-communion

Abp. Aquila backs call for pro-abortion ‘Catholic’ Joe Biden to be denied Holy Communion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/abp-aquila-backs-call-for-pro-abortion-catholic-joe-biden-to-be-denied-holy-communion

Cardinal Burke floats ‘excommunication’ for Biden over his ‘aggressive’ abortion promotion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-burke-floats-excommunication-for-biden-over-his-aggressive-promotion-of-abortion

Biden’s HHS is lying about Title X to push abortion - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/bidens-hhs-is-lying-about-title-x-to-push-abortion

List of US bishops for and against denying Communion to pro-abortion politicians like Biden, Pelosi - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/list-of-us-bishops-for-and-against-denying-communion-to-pro-abortion-politicians-like-biden-pelosi

Notes about USCCB's June Meeting:

For nearly twenty years, the US bishops have been dithering about whether or not to excommunicate pro-abortion politicians by formally withholding Holy Communion from them.

Their indecision on this gravely scandalous matter is a scandal in itself, but one of the biggest obstacles has been internal opposition from senior U.S. bishops.

And, although the faces have changed in the last 20 years, their morally-and-intellectually-challenged arguments against excommunication have not changed.

Liberal bishops of the USCCB say that excommunicating Biden (for example) would divide the Church, divide the bishops, and would politicize the reception of Holy Communion.

Indeed, in the name of “unity,” it is reported that some senior U.S. clerics, including Cardinal Blase Cupich (Chicago), Cardinal Wilton Gregory (Washington, DC) and Cardinal O’Malley (Boston), have been working overtime to prevent any substantial discussion of so-called “Eucharist coherence” (that is, what qualifies as worthy reception of Holy Communion).

It is also reported that at least 57 other American bishops allegedly joined these Cardinals in a recent letter to the Head of the Bishops Conference, Archbishop Gomez of Los Angeles, to try to pressure him to drop the planned discussion at the full meeting of bishops in June.

And now, even the Vatican is getting involved, with the head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith suggesting that even more “dialogue” is needed.

These same clerics may mistakenly believe that any attempt to suppress the objective connection between a politician’s promotion of abortion and his unworthy reception of Holy Communion will fool anyone.

But, it will not.

Rank-and-file Catholics are not stupid and can smell compromise a mile away, and we’ve had enough.

With all due respect to the Cardinal, bishops, and the Vatican…those who fail to act diminish the Holy Eucharist and their high office, as well as cause grave scandal to the faithful, by “dialoguing” with a man who is promoting mass murder of the unborn against the constant teaching of the Church.

Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition urging the bishops Conference to take action at their June meeting to exclude pro-abortion Joe Biden and other abortion-promoting “Catholic” politicians from Holy Communion.

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Hochul outlined a plan to “stand with women all across this nation using my platform, my voice, to let them know they can come to New York” to procure an abortion. “I’m going to help women get elected all over this country who are [pro-abortion]. I’m going to use my energy, my resources to make sure that happens,” the self-identified Catholic said.

Prior to interviewing on MSNBC, Hochul announced on September 13 an “agenda to affirm abortion rights and cement New York’s status as a place to welcome women seeking abortion care.” The governor outlined plans to develop a “patient bill of rights,” whereby women in the state are to be informed of “their rights and legal protections” regarding access to abortion, “and ensure this information is accessible and widely available.”

Hochul emphasized that “medication abortion” ought to be “more easily accessed during telehealth visits” and that the New York State Department of Health (DOH) will clarify “the definition of the term ‘commencement of pregnancy’ as it relates to abortion care.”

It was also revealed that the DOH will “convene a group of experts” to develop a guidance document on what the governor’s office called “abortion care.” A number of pro-abortion groups will be represented in the “expert” panel, including Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts, the National Abortion Federation, the National Institute for Reproductive Health, and the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists.

In addition to promising “a safe harbor” for those seeking to abort their child, Hochul penned a letter to the historically pro-abortion biased social media giant Facebook, pleading that the company “mitigate the spread of abortion misinformation online.”

She smeared so-called “anti-choice news sources,” presumably including LifeSiteNews, for supposedly spreading “misinformation” regarding gruesome abortion procedures, which she said “have no basis in reality,” after New York introduced abortion up until birth in 2019.

LifeSiteNews has an extensive resource detailing the horrific nature of both surgical and medical abortion methods.

Nevertheless, Hochul stated that publishing information on abortion procedures, though accurate, can cause women seeking abortions to “feel unsafe and alone.”

She insisted in her letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that “[t]he truth is, abortion is a safe, common medical procedure,” and wrote that she is “proud that New York is leading the fight to ensure that every woman and birthing person has access to abortion care.”

LifeSiteNews reached out to Hochul’s office for comment on her support for expanding access to abortion while claiming to be Catholic, but no response was immediately received.

In 2019, Cuomo, who like Hochul is a lifelong Catholic, signed into law the expansive “Reproductive Health Act,” consigning the life of the unborn to uncertainty up until the moment of birth. So broad is the bill that a child who survives a botched abortion attempt is not protected from subsequently being killed.

Cuomo notably demanded that the spire of One World Trade Center (or Freedom Tower) in downtown Manhattan be lit up in pink to “celebrate” the passing of the legislation.

Since the passing of Texas’ heartbeat bill, President Joe Biden has been taking steps to undercut Texas’ life-saving law and to prop up abortion businesses amid a near-total abortion ban in the state by directing additional funding to abortion facilities in the state.

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