Wendy Long Hits Bloomberg On Abortion, Breastfeeding Guidelines

wenyd long gop Wendy Long Hits Bloomberg On Abortion, Breastfeeding GuidelinesOver the weekend it was revealed that the Bloomberg administration’s next health initiative will be to make it more difficult for new mothers to have access to baby formula in order.

This latest move doesn’t sit well with U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long, who calls it a “nandate” (as in a cross between nanny state and mandate) and who wonders how hizzoner could be pro-choice when it comes to abortion but not when it comes to breast-feeding.

“What’s even more ironic is a pro-choice politician dictating how to feed a newborn that he wouldn’t guarantee a right to life.  This is a ‘nandate’ that has gone to far and I am calling on the Mayor to reverse his decision.”

Ms. Long is the Republican opponent to incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand, although the Democrat has a 33-point lead according to a most recent poll. 

Ms. Long also calls on Sen. Gillibrand to come out one way or another on this latest Bloomberg initiative, which, among other things would force nurses to document a medical reason why mothers would be given baby formula.

Full statement below:

“Whether in Washington or in New York, a governing philosophy that replaces personal choice with a nanny state bureaucracy is wrong.  As Senator, I will work to restore government’s proper role as a servant of the people – not the master.
Unfortunately, like my opponent Senator Gillibrand, it seems Mayor Bloomberg believes that women are monolithic in their views.  I can’t think of a more intimate or personal decision, and the notion of a government-imposed mandate stigmatizing women who chose to use baby formula is simply absurd. Senator Gillibrand, who seems to talk about nothing but gender issues, is remarkably silent and New Yorkers deserve to know where she stands.
Finally, what’s even more ironic is a pro-choice politician dictating how to feed a newborn that he wouldn’t guarantee a right to life.  This is a ‘nandate’ that has gone to far and I am calling on the Mayor to reverse his decision.”

 

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