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Governor Cuomo Declares Pro-Lifers persona non grata in New York

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In a statement that's sure to come back to haunt him, liberal Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said "extreme" conservatives who are pro-life, pro-second amendment and pro-traditional marriage are not welcome in the state of New York.

The exact quote from an interview on WCNY Radio was:

“It’s more about extreme Republicans versus moderate Republicans. You’re seeing that play out in New York. … The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act — it was voted for by moderate Republicans who run the Senate.Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” [Washington Times]

Kathryn Jean Lopez at National Review writes:

Apparently Dr. Anne Nolte, Dr. Elissa Sanchez-Speach, the Sisters of Life, Cheryl Calire, Kathy Gallagher, Lisa Hall, Susanne Metaxas, Maria McFadden and Anne Conlon, and Theresa Bonapartis — all women doing the work of helping provide women with alternatives to abortion — have no place in Andrew Cuomo’s New York. Fortunately none of them plan on leaving the Empire State to this culture of death without a fight.

One wonders if Cuomo, a Roman Catholic would welcome Pope Francis to New York. While the Pope is not a Republican he has held up the teachings of the church with regard to both life and marriage.

Just last week Pope Francis in his annual "state of the world" speech, the Pope said:

“Unfortunately, what is thrown away is not only food and dispensable objects, but often human beings themselves, who are discarded as ‘unnecessary.’ For example, it is frightful even to think there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day.” [Los Angeles Times]

Cuomo's remarks came on the Friday before the annual Sanctity of Life Sunday.

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