Bishop: NY Lawmakers Celebrating Full-Term Abortion is 'Scene From Hell,' the 'Chattering of Demons'

Michael W. Chapman | January 29, 2019 | 2:07pm EST
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Bishop Joseph Strickland, head
of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas.

( -- Bishop Joseph Strickland, head of the Catholic Diocese of Tyler, Texas, said the video of New York lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) celebrating their new law that allows abortions up to the day of birth is "a scene from Hell." He also called on Americans to "stand against this holocaust in every way you can."

On Jan. 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Gov. Cuomo signed into law the Reproductive Health Act. The new law allows abortions up to the day of birth. In addition, if a baby survives an abortion, the law does not require a doctor to be called to save the child. The baby can be left to die on a table. Also, midwives may administer medication-abortions and physician assistants may perform surgical abortions.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), a Catholic, signs the Reproductive Health Act
into law, Jan. 22, 2019. The law permits abortion up to the day of birth. (YouTube)

"In any sane society this is called INFANTICIDE!!!!!!!!!" tweeted Bishop Strickland on Jan. 25. 

He also tweeted that day, "The video of the 'celebration' of New York legislators as they condemned even full term unborn children to Death by Choice is a scene from Hell."

"Woe to those who ignore the sanctity of life, they reap the whirlwind of Hell," said the bishop. 

"Stand against this holocaust in every way you can," he added.

On Jan. 29, Bishop Strickland borrowed a quote from another bishop to describe the scene in Albany. He said the scene was like "the CHATTERING OF DEMONS the distracting hubbub of the father of lies."


Also, on Jan. 29, Bishop Strickland tweeted, "Cuomo is trying to claim some moral high ground. HE CAN’T. I suppose he plans to protect children from abuse by slaughtering them before they are even born....

"HE DOES NOT VALUE THE CHILD. Andrew Cuomo criticizes Catholic church for abuse cover-ups."

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, head of the Diocese of Albany, N.Y., said if the law signed by Cuomo, "The kind of procedures that are now possible in New York state we wouldn’t even do to a dog or cat in a similar situation. It’s torture."


"It goes way beyond Roe v. Wade in so many ways, so I don't see it as something to celebrate," said Bishop Scharfenberger. 

On WAMC radio in Albany on Monday, Cuomo, who is Catholic, said,  "The Catholic Church does not believe in a woman's right to choose. Yes, I understand their religious view."

He also said,  "I understand their religious view when it comes to marriage equality. But I'm not here to legislate religion."

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