Governor opposes the death penalty, supports abortion on demand

In this newspaper editorial, a reporter praises Mario Cuomo for fighting against any limits on abortion and opposing the death penalty:

“If the Supreme Court’s decision upholding Missouri’s restrictions on abortion signals an all-out attack on a woman’s right to have an abortion, at least Governor Mario Cuomo has his priorities straight.

The state will not go down the same slippery slope that the court has, Cuomo said this week, promising that he would reject any legislation that limited abortion the way the Missouri statute did. “Nothing in [the decision on the Missouri law] changes my opinion about the right to abortion or the right of poor people to receive funding.”…

This is Cuomo at his best. Under enormous political pressure, he has refused to cave in to the proponents of the death penalty. Now he has pledged himself to stand by the liberal abortion law enacted by the legislature in 1970…”

Newsday, July 8, 1989 Quoted in Oliver Trager Abortion: Choice & Conflict (New York: Facts on File, 1993) 20

Below; death penalty as inflicted on preborn baby

From an abortion at 10 weeks

From an abortion at 10 weeks

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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