“Those who believe Hispanics will go along with legalizing late term abortions are profoundly mistaken, and this will become crystal clear when we make our voices – and values – heard at the ballot box.”
– Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
SACRAMENTO, CA– Rev. Samuel Rodriguez issues the following statement on behalf of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference:
“I am personally deeply troubled by New York State’s passage of the so-called Reproductive Health Act (RHA) on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and we at the NHCLC condemn this deeply disturbing and egregious bill in the strongest possible terms. Signed into law by Gov. Cuomo only hours after it was passed by the New York State Senate, this bill gives medical providers complete legal cover to kill – and that’s exactly what it is – fully-formed, fully viable, third trimester human babies, even up to the time of birth. Simply put, the RHA is an abomination.
“There must be political consequences for those who have chosen to endorse a culture of death over life. The NHCLC is calling upon all Hispanics of good faith to denounce this bill, especially all those who call New York their home. But we must go further still. Our community must speak with a unified voice, promising to only elect politicians who defend the sanctity of all human life, especially the unborn. Those who believe Hispanics will go along with legalizing late term abortions are profoundly mistaken, and this will become crystal clear when we make our voices – and values – heard at the ballot box.”
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, executive producer of “The Impossible” with 20th Century Fox, and bestselling author of “Shake Free.” He has been named by CNN and Fox News as “the leader of the Hispanic Evangelical movement” and TIME Magazine nominated him among the 100 most influential leaders in America.
The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference is recognized and identified by Time Magazine, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Christianity Today, Charisma Magazine, NBC, Telemundo, Univision, Fox News and CNN as America’s largest and most influential Hispanic/Latino Christian organization with 40,118 certified member churches in the United States and chapters in Latin America.
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