September 17, 2021


True Conservative Viewpoints

Cuomo Isn’t the Only ‘Pro-Women’ Phony

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a coronavirus press conference. (Photo credit: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a coronavirus press conference. (Photo credit: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is accused by three young women of sexual misconduct. He is also a rabid supporter of abortion-on-demand, including partial-birth abortions. 

At the end of his press conference on Wednesday, after defending himself against these charges, he touted his “pro-women” record: “We have more senior women in this administration than probably any administration in history.” His top aide,  Melissa DeRosa, agreed, saying, he is a big proponent of “reproductive health.”

Cuomo is not alone among Democrats who have been accused of sexual misconduct, yet brag how “pro-women” they are. Here is a sample.

Joe Biden – President

  • Accused of sexually assaulting a staff assistant in 1993

  • “The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to codifying Roe v. Wade and appointing judges that respect foundational precedents like Roe.”  

Bill Clinton – President

  • Accused of sexual assault and misconduct by four women: One woman alleged that Mr. Clinton raped her in 1978, another accused him of a 1980 sexual assault, a third woman accused Clinton of exposing himself to her in 1991 and sexually harassing her, and a fourth accused Clinton of groping her without consent in 1993.

  • “The government simply has no right to interfere with decisions that must be made by women of America to make the right choice.”

Eric Schneiderman – Former Attorney General of New York

  • Accused of sexually and physically abusing four women and forced to resign from office

  • “No state law can restrict a woman’s constitutional right to make her own reproductive health choices. This opinion makes crystal clear that all women have a constitutional right to an abortion, irrespective of inconsistent state law.”

Anthony Weiner – Former Congressman (D-NY)

  • Accused of sending sexually suggestive images to several women over his career and forced to resign from office

  • In response to the Supreme Court ruling on partial birth abortions, Weiner asked for “a hearing so that we can move to overturn the underlying ban on a certain type of late-term abortion.” He called the ruling “an affront to women across the country.”

Al Franken – Former Senator (D-MN)

  • Accused of groping or forcibly kissing numerous women and forced to resign from office

  • In a speech to NARAL, Franken said, “a woman’s right to choose is never fully won. It must be won anew every day, every year, every Congress, and every generation.”

John Conyers – Former Congressman (D-MI)

  • Accused of sexually harassing staffers and firing a woman who complained and forced to resign from office

  • Conyers voted against a ban on partial birth abortions and for federal funding of abortions

Eliot Spitzer – Former Governor of New York

  • Accused of soliciting sex from an escort service and forced to resign from office

  • “I want to make it clear from the start that if the new Supreme Court turns its back on women’s privacy and limits or overturns Roe vs. Wade, I will do everything in my power to preserve that right here in New York.” 

Bobby Scott – Congressman (D-VA)

  • Accused of sexual misconduct by a former staffer who claims he dismissed her after she refused his advances

  • In a 2020 letter to Nancy Pelosi, Scott joined other legislators in saying, “As proud members of the first pro-choice majority in the House of Representatives, we unequivocally oppose efforts to roll back access to reproductive health services, including abortion….”

These men all have a clear conscience. They are convinced they are champions of women’s rights, thus making moot their sexual misconduct. As long as they have a pro-abortion record, they can treat women any way they want. The sad thing is how many voters, including women, agree with this assessment.

Bill Donohue is president and CEO of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization. He was awarded his Ph.D. in sociology from New York University and is the author of eight books and many articles.

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