Small Business Owner’s Sign Protesting New York’s Abortion Law Goes VIRAL
City's new abortion law prompts 'sad day of mourning' amongst pro life advocates
A New York book store owner who disagreed with the city's new abortion law made his voice heard by closing his shop and putting a simple sign on his window.
Jon Speed closed his shop, The Book Scout, on Wednesday touting it as an official “day of mourning” following the passing of Reproductive Health Act, the new law that will allow abortions up to the moment of birth.
The was Act passed on Tuesday evening in a 38-24 vote before NY Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) signed it into law.
As the bill was confirmed someone yelled, "May almighty God have mercy on this state!," according to a reporter from New York Public Radio.
But the book owner took his owner stance with this simple message on his Facebook page:
"The book store is closed today. It is a day of mourning in New York. In honor of the thousands of babies that will die in the years to come, we shall not be collecting sales tax for this tyrannical government today. We will on other days, under duress, but not today."
Speed also placed the emotional sign on his store's door so customers and passersby could read:
"CLOSED TODAY,” the sign read.
“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 said he posted the message s to "make an impact with our customer base," he told Live Action News.
"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," added the business owner.
Used bookstore in NY:— Right to Life (@nrlc) January 23, 2019
The book store is closed today, a day of mourning in NY. In honor of the thousands of babies that will die in the years to come, we shall not be collecting sales tax for this tyrannical government today. We will on other days, under duress, but not today pic.twitter.com/XzqhRo0vbG
The controversial law which was passed and signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) was met with liberal cheering from Democrats and pro-abortion advocates.
As many pro-life advocates reeled in horror, NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo lauded his "victory" by ordering the World Trade Center to be illuminated pink to mark the passing of the Reproductive Health Act.
Along with the spire at One WTC, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany were all lit in pink on Tuesday night in celebration.
The President national pro-life organization Live Action, Lila Rose, said the law was "no different than infanticide."
"Convicted criminals aren’t subjected to the death penalty in New York state, but now children up until the ninth month of pregnancy can be given lethal injections and poisoned to death. This is no different than infanticide," Rose said in a statement via the DailyWire.
“New York pro-lifers fought successfully for more than a decade to defeat this radical pro-abortion bill. But the November election put pro-abortion Democrats in control of both state houses, and Democrat politicians have made abortion on demand a priority. While the pro-abortion zealots in New York have won this battle, they will ultimately lose the war on abortion," the statement added.
Speed also shared a documentary called "Babies Are Murdered Here," which highlights the horrors of abortion.
According to the New York State Department of Health:
87,325 abortions took place in New York state during 2016.
According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC):
93,096 abortions took place in New York during 2015
The Guttmacher Institute reported that there were around 119,940 abortions in New York during 2014.