A pro-life filmmaker delivered an impassioned speech at a New York State town hall meeting, urging his local council to set up a “sanctuary” for the unborn. Marcus Pittman went before the Batavia City Council to plead for the lives of unborn babies in light of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s radical new abortion agenda which allows for termination up to birth.
“They were discussing the prospect of declaring Batavia a sanctuary city and defying Andrew Cuomo,” Pittman told Faithwire of the meeting in question.
However, after much deliberation, the council members eventually decided that they would send Cuomo a “letter” asking him to consider the town’s request for sanctuary. Not long after that, the council backtracked even further and ruled that not even a letter would be sent to the pro-abortion governor.
In a spine-tingling address, Pittman bellowed that “the reason we are talking about a letter is that you guys don’t believe that abortion is actually murder.”
“If you actually believed that abortion was murder, you would be standing up with us, begging that children come to Batavia,” Pittman continued. “But we are sitting here and discussing this like it is something up for debate!”
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“Why are we discussing this? It’s so silly. Years from now, Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe — he’s going to end abortion. History is going to show that we were sitting here, pretending to be rational, when the truth is it is ridiculous to even be discussing it,” he said.
“We know God’s law: ‘Thou shalt not murder,” Pittman added. “I beg you, to stop discussing this, and end it.”
Pittman urged the council to “defy tyranny and repent, in the name of our Lord and King, Jesus Christ, who is ruling and reigning today.”
In a recently issued decree, Governor Andrew Cuomo ruled that certain New York counties should become sanctuary cities for illegal immigrants, sending a scathing letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in which he harshly criticized the actions of ICE agents. In his long and dramatic letter, Cuomo effectively argued that New Yorkers should stand up to the federal government when it acts in a way that is, according to him, unequivocally immoral.
Following this action, a councilwoman named Rosemary Christian suggested that Batavia, New York, become a sanctuary city for the unborn. Unfortunately, despite Pittman’s best efforts to bolster this as a brilliant idea, the cowardly city council refused to take the matter any further.
“The council backed off of that and then talked about a letter to Cuomo expressing their disagreement over the reproductive health act,” the filmmaker told Faithwire. “They then, unbelievably, voted against that. All against except Rosemary Christian.”
In good company
Pittman wasn’t the only Batavia resident to boldly defend the unborn before city councilmembers. Earlier this month, local bookstore owner Jon Speed delivered a rousing address before the local council, making his case for why Batavia should become a sanctuary city for vulnerable children. Pittman and Speed are good friends, having worked on multiple pro-life documentaries together.
Speed’s speech, which was filled with many of the devastating truths that surround the sordid business of abortion, drew silence from the Batavia council chamber.
“What is the best way to kill a baby?” the former pastor asked. “Using an abortifacient? Or saline abortion — where the baby is burned alive in its mother’s womb? Or is it a surgical abortion in the second trimester when the baby is cut into pieces and then reassembled in a dish? Perhaps it is to deliver the baby in the third trimester and then stick a pair of scissors into his or her neck?
“That’s what we are talking about here,” he added, “which what is the best way to kill a baby?”
The answer to that question is “obvious to anyone with a conscience,” Speed asserted. “There is no good way to kill a baby: Thou Shalt Not Kill.”