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NY Bookstore Closes For a ‘Day of Mourning’ to Protest the State’s New Late-Term Abortion Bill

A New York bookstore closed its doors Wednesday to commemorate a “day of mourning” for a new state law passed Tuesday that will allow elective abortions through the ninth month of pregnancy.

As reported by Live Action, Jon Speed, owner of The Book Scout in Syracuse, posted a sign to the window of his privately-owned bookstore that read: “CLOSED TODAY. Today is a day of mourning in New York State. We will not collect sales tax today for a tyrannical government that murders babies. We will resume regular business tomorrow, collecting sales tax under duress. End Abortion Now.”

Speed told Live Action that his intent “was simply to make an impact with our customer base.” 

“It is a statement of my disgust with NY’s new law. My prayer for them all is their repentance and faith in Christ. Their hearts must change if their minds will change,” he added.

The “Reproductive Health Act,” which New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo demanded be passed before he’d agree to sign the state’s budget in April, relaxes the state’s already-permissive abortion laws to allow elective abortions up until the moment of birth to protect a woman’s “health,” while also allowing non-doctors to perform abortions. The bill passed 38-24 along party lines through the Democrat-led state legislature and was met with thunderous applause from both lawmakers and those in the gallery.

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