Hugh Carey, who was the governor of New York from 1975 to 1982, has died of natural causes at the age of 92. Most media outlets are focusing on his noteworthy service to the state during its 1975 financial crisis. Unfortunately, Carey will not be remembered for his service to unborn children.
While Carey professed to “personally oppose” abortion, his actions speak louder than his words. New York was already a very pro-abortion state by the time Carey took office; in fact, abortionists had legally done business there even before the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. But Carey certainly didn’t help matters, as he fought for taxpayer funding of abortion through Medicaid.
Even today, New York continues to be a very dangerous place for the unborn. In New York City, more than four out of every ten pregnancies ends in abortion.