from Chris Slattery:
As a leading operator EMC FrontLine Pregnancy Centers in New York City with a dozen locations of women's help centers, Slattery defended against what he called "an unwarranted and intrusive investigative attack and witch hunt of life-saving help centers for women" by former Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in early 2002. After a bruising back and forth six week campaign against 24 different crisis pregnancy center sites that year, AG Spitzer was forced to withdraw his politically motivated subpoenas. According to Slattery, "Governor Spitzer has most recently proposed a new legislative bill in Albany called the "Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act" that declares that women have a "fundamental right" to abortion in New York State, including in the third trimester without restriction, which would allow non-physician abortions, and force religious hospitals including Catholic ones to actually perform abortions." "No health safeguards for women were included in the legislation," Slattery claimed."Although we cannot gloat for the personal failures of this man, and we pray for his sad family, anytime a major abortion leader in this country falls to his or her own vices it offers that person and our country a time of deep reflection on the true meaning and purpose of life," Slattery added.
I couldn't have said it better myself, Chris!
HT Christian Newswire
Here's another point of view from John Jalsevac of Life Site News:
Eliot Spitzer is the man who personally introduced legislation in New York that, if passed, would make New York the most liberal state in the country when it comes to abortion. The so-called Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act (RHPPA), seeks, amongst other measures, to make a positive "right" to abortion in New York law. Critics of the Act have also pointed out that it could easily be interpreted as forcing all hospitals and doctors to perform abortions, with no conscience exemption. In the past number of months, the governor has strongly pushed to have the legislation passed, citing the passing of the Act as a top priority.
In May of 2007 LifeSiteNews.com reported that Governor Spitzer had introduced legislation that would establish legal recognition for homosexual unions in the state. On April 27 he personally introduced legislation that would eliminate gender from the legal definition of marriage and make denying a marriage license to homosexual couples illegal. Mr. Spitzer had run his election campaign on a platform that included legalizing same-sex marriage in the state.
I keep hearing on the news that Spitzer was considered morally righteous. This is hogwash, pure and simple and is a sad commentary on those who call Spitzer a moral authority. He many have considered himself righteous, but how can a man who is ardently pursuing the above evil agenda be considered righteous? I don't know if Eliot Spitzer is a man of faith, but there is no true faith, Jewish, Christian or Muslim which approves gay marriage and the slaughter of the innocent. His corrupt agenda completely matched the corruption in his personal behavior, and I was not surprised at his activities, just surprised at how quickly they destroyed his powerful position. After all, Bill Clinton is poised to take the White House again, after the most scandal ridden administration in history. That Eliot Spitzer was considered a moral force is a sad commentary on the moral condition of the media. Lt Gov David Paterson is no bargain either, there was chatter on gay activist websites saying he may better serve the radical gay agenda since Spitzer was considered damaged goods and no longer had the confidence of the people. I'm still scratching my head at why Spitzer ever had a 70% approval rating. Just how morally depraved are the residents of New York State?