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  • In New York State, Felines Now Safer — Unborn Babies? Not So Much

    Summary Surge: New York State and its governor Andrew Cuomo, who recently passed one of the most extreme pro-abortion laws in the land, just passed legislation that makes it now illegal to declaw cats.

    Disgrace upon disgrace. Can the situation in the Empire State become any more preposterously reprehensible?

    Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com) updates:

    New York has become the first state to ban the declawing of cats, condemning the practice as cruel. OneNewsNow spoke to a pro-life leader who wishes the Empire State would demonstrate similar compassion for unborn babies.

    Doubtless forgotten by many a New Yorker feline-fan, legislation was signed in January by Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-New York) allowing for abortions to occur up until the moment of birth. Yesterday, the man in the corner office signed a bill outlawing the cat-declawing. A violation would carry a $1,000 fine for veterinarians performing the procedure.

    “It’s a wonderful day for the cats of the state and the people who love them,” said Assemblywoman and bill sponsor Linda Rosenthal (D-Manhattan) in a statement. “Cat declawing is a horrific yet often-practiced surgery that leads to a lifetime of pain and discomfort for thousands of cats.”

    Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life, rightly observes this situation lays bare the scrambled priorities of the state’s lawmakers.

    “I think it is actually very sad that the state of New York is more concerned about a cat feeling pain than they are about an unborn child who feels pain. I have never had a cat that’s been declawed, so I don’t know what they go through – but the state of New York has said that you can kill an unborn child up until the moment of birth; it took away all protections for that baby, and yet we know that those babies can feel pain during the abortion procedure.

    According to Huffington Post, so-called “declawing” goes beyond merely removing claws, but actually involves amputating the first knuckle of the animal’s toes.

    Tobias points out – uncomfortably for the state’s pro-abort activists, no doubt –

    “[W]hen the baby’s arms and legs are torn off in a dismemberment abortion, that baby can feel pain – and yet the state of New York said you can still kill that child; but a cat that feels pain because the claws are being removed, that can no longer be done within their borders.”

    “It’s just … so sad that they’re willing to put the pain of a cat ahead of the pain of an unborn child.”

    “Think of the women who are harmed and damaged because of the abortion, whether it’s physically, psychologically, or emotionally; [and] think of the babies who are feeling that pain or are killed by abortion,” the pro-lifer argues. “To compare the pain of a child to the pain of a cat might sound trivial, but that child’s life is certainly much more valuable and should be receiving more protection than cats.”

    The pro-life leader is certainly correct when she suggests if you substitute the word “baby” for “cat” in any statement expressing concern for pain suffered in a medical operation, the reaction from the “pro-choice” set would be explosive.

    This episode from Andrew Cuomo’s turf and its legislature provides a telescopic glimpse into the warped state of that state – and of the broader abortion-supporting community. There really is something fatally wrong with their moral sense; or whatever is left of it.

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