An OB/GYN who has delivered more than 2,500 babies went viral for his response to New York state's new pro-abortion bill that allows abortion right up until birth in many cases.
The "Reproductive Health Act," signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo last week and publicly celebrated by progressives, states "abortion is one of the safest medical procedures performed in the United States." But Dr. Omar L. Hamada, an OB/GYN and former army surgeon, slammed the state for trumpeting the law.
Cuomo ordered that some buildings, including the One World Trade Center, be lighted in pink to celebrate the passage of the law.
“That’s actually sick,” Hamada told "Fox & Friends" Monday morning, “that we’re celebrating the death of infants – of babies that could live outside of the womb right then. In fact, at the base of the World Trade Center…there is a memorial to 9/11 in which is listed the names of the victims and also the fetuses. I think there were four or six fetuses that were killed, and they list those as victims. And now they’re celebrating that they’re able to take the lives of those.”
The new law allows non-doctors to perform the procedure and allows for abortions up to the point of birth if the life or health of the mother is deemed at risk or the baby is not viable.
“There’s absolutely no reason to kill a baby before delivery in the third trimester," he said. "Not a fetal or maternal indication – what we say in medicine. If there’s a problem, and there are problems in the third trimester, both with the babies and with the mom that require delivery, just deliver the baby. We don’t have to kill it."
Hamada said the liberal progressive agenda doesn’t define the baby as a human being until birth. They removed the criminal protections that the baby had under New York penal law.
The OB/GYN went viral for his tweet saying there is "absolutely no doubt" that abortion is never required in the third trimester.
“Their agenda is to have unlimited abortions nationwide,” Hamada said. “I think New York’s move here has really opened the door for that, but I know that, down in Tennessee, for example, we’re resisting that. We’re wanting to pass a heartbeat bill here in the next little while, hopefully.”
Outside of the medical community, many Catholic leaders have called for the excommunication of Cuomo, who is a self-professed Roman Catholic and a former altar boy. But New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan said he doesn't support it for fear that it would only help opponents of pro-life legislation.