Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Disappointed With Senate Democrats

Ruben Diaz

May 08, 2007

New York State Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is disappointed that his colleagues in the Senate plan to gather today to criticize the recent ruling of the United States Supreme Court which outlaws the gruesome practice of partial-birth abortion.

"Even though I am Member of the Democratic Conference, on this issue today, this Conference is not representing me and many other Democrats who are opposed to partial-birth abortion," stated Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz. "I am sad to see the Senate Democratic Conference criticizing the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on this matter, because partial-birth abortion is such a crime of assassination on our children. Even New York’s former US Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan understood that it is nothing less than infanticide."

"I am proud to be a Democrat and I am proud to be pro-life," continued Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz. "It is our duty as Democrats to represent the true core beliefs of our Democratic party - to stand up for the weakest members of our society and offer them the liberties we all can enjoy. I applaud the Supreme Court’s ruling in Gonzales v. Carhart which outlaws the cruel medical practice of partial-birth abortion - a criminal act of killing children while they are being born - and urge my colleagues to do the same."

Senator Rev. Diaz is an Advisory Board Member of New York State Democrats for Life.

For further information, please contact Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz at (718) 496-4793.