My good God… I had no words to express what I was feeling. Perhaps it is because I am a man and my emotional vocabulary is limited by a generational movement to prevent boys from crying. Or maybe because the anguish we should feel as a nation cannot be placed into words because of the viral way we speak. What words can come close to a state sanctioning the murder of a baby who, just moments before would play peek-a-boo through the stomach of the mother?
I remember when my first daughter was still in the womb. At night, as the pregnancy was approaching birth, I would often feel her push or kick me in the back. At times, I would push my finger into the womb and she would push back.
And now, New York has said that this is not a protected life.
Further, it allows non-medical providers to conduct abortions, among other things.
I still do not know what to say.