The supposedly Catholic lawmaker voted in January for one of the most radical pro-abortion laws in the country. The New York Reproductive Health Act goes beyond Roe v. Wade, allowing unborn babies to be aborted even when the U.S. Supreme Court has said states may restrict abortions. Late-term abortions, which once were illegal in New York, now are allowed, and non-doctors may perform them.
Camp said Gaughran’s vote caused “great dismay” among Catholics, who believe that every human life is valuable from conception to natural death.
“This law violates all the principles the AOH [Ancient Order of the Hibernians] has ascribed to since its founding, adherence to our Roman Catholic faith, and the security of the Irish race,” he wrote on behalf of its members.
Personally, I disagree with the decision. I would have let him march. St. Patrick's Day should be celebrated by everyone. I'd even give the senator his own piper to make sure everyone was focused on him. I'd just also have someone walking right behind him with a banner that read "Senator Gaughan Hearts Infanticide."
Never let a great opportunity to expose your opposition go to waste. Especially if plenty of iPhones will be snapping all the photos, hoping to get a few more likes on social media. A picture, as they say, is worth a thousand angry emojis.