NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It was 40 years ago today that the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Roe v. Wade, which made abortion legal in America.
Now, two major New York City leaders are marking the occasion in two very different ways.READ MORE: NYPD: Suspect Grabbed 11-Year-Old Girl's Hair, Tried To Choke Her At Stuyvesant Square Park
Cardinal Timothy Dolan offered a Mass for the unborn at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, hoping those suffering from abortion will strengthen the commitment of the people he called “devoted pro-life workers.”
“They will be honest in admitting kind of some discouragement. The abortion culture, the culture of death, seems to have a strangle hold on the United States. The political climate is not good. So there is a temptation to discouragement,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Rich Lamb.