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Activists and Women Leaders Express Outrage Over Paladino’s Extreme Position on Abortion
Today, Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York, together with pro-choice organizations and women leaders from across the state, issued the following open letter expressing outrage over Carl Paladino’s recent remarks that he opposes access to abortion care even in cases of rape and incest.
The letter states:
We the undersigned were alarmed and offended by a CNN interview with Carl Paladino this past Wednesday night where he stated he opposes abortion even in the case of rape and incest. This extreme view is well outside the mainstream and harmful to women.
New York is an overwhelmingly pro-choice state and Carl Paladino's victory in the Republican Primary is deeply concerning for the women of New York. During his interview it became clear that Mr. Paladino is one of the most anti-woman candidates for governor - either Democrat or Republican - that the state has seen in a generation.
Mr. Paladino's views on abortion align him with the fringe of the anti-abortion movement. These views are extreme and not acceptable in a decent society. If he has his way, New York will take a monumental step backwards to the days when desperate women were forced to turn to dangerous back-alley abortions.
Carl Paladino has taken a heartless stand against the health and well-being of the women of this state without care or compassion -- even for those who have been victims of sexual assault.
Mr. Paladino’s position on this issue is wrong for women and wrong for New York.
M. Tracey Brooks, President/CEO, Planned Parenthood Advocates of NY
Joan Malin, Planned Parenthood of NYC Action Fund
Reina Schiffrin, Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic Action Fund
Joe Sammons, President/CEO, Planned Parenthood Advocates of NY, Southern Finger Lakes Chapter
Pat McGeown, Planned Parenthood Advocates of NY, Upper Hudson Chapter
Debra Marcus, CEO, Planned Parenthood Action Fund of South Central New York
Ruth Ellen Blodgett, President/CEO, Planned Parenthood Mid-Hudson Valley Action Fund
JoAnn D. Smith, Planned Parenthood Nassau County Action Fund
Jim Stewart, Planned Parenthood Advocates of NY, Rochester/Syracuse Chapter
NARAL Pro-Choice New York
Gloria Steinem, Co-founder, Women’s Media Center
Hon. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senator
Hon. Liz Krueger, New York State Senator
Hon. Toby Stavisky, New York State Senator
Hon. Suzie Oppenheimer, New York State Senator
Hon. Diane Savino, New York State Senator
Hon. Catherine Abate, former New York State Senator
Hon. Christine C. Quinn, New York City Council Speaker
Hon. Stephanie A. Miner, Mayor of Syracuse, NY
Catherine Lederer-Plaskett, President, WCLA- Choice Matters
Marcia Pappas, President, NOW-NYS
Shelby Knox, National Sex Education Activist
Marie C. Wilson, The Founder of the White House Project
Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York State is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization formed as the advocacy and political arm of the Planned Parenthoods of New York State. Learn more at www.ppany.org.