Open letter to Gov. Cuomo and the state legislators:

We, the congregation of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Fort Plain, condemn the recent actions you have taken by inflicting on our state a horrific abortion law that not only allows for embryos but also babies up until the time of their birth to be murdered.

You enact laws to protect domestic animals but fail to protect the most innocent and defenseless of human beings. How possibly can you oppose the death penalty because you believe it’s cruel and inhumane to put convicted murderers to death and yet condone the murder of innocent babies?

The saying goes, “Bad things happen when good people do nothing.” This is not a partisan issue but one of moral conscience. We implore you to search your conscience and abolish, rather than celebrate, this gruesome, grisly abortion law.

For the church congregation.

MARY CATHERINE CARON

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Fort Plain