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Bookstore owner takes a stand against Gov. Cuomo's sweeping  abortion bill

Pat Gray Unleashed

Abortions after 24 weeks now legal in the state of New York

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On Thursday's episode of "Pat Gray Unleashed," Pat Gray and Keith Malinak discussed Jon Speed, owner of The Book Scout, a bookstore in Syracuse, New York, because of his decision to close his business for a day of mourning in protest of the state's new late-term abortion law.

Shop closed

Speed closed his doors on Wednesday in protest of the state's decision to legalize late-term abortion.

Speed asserted that closing his shop was not for publicity but was his way of refusing to collect taxes for a tyrannical government. He added that when he reopens his doors on Thursday, he would be "collecting taxes for a tyrannical government under duress."

About Jon Speed

"I'm pro-life mainly because I'm a Christian," Speed told Faithwire, "and because I understand that murder is wrong. What I understand from prenatal science is that clearly — and even from what the Bible says — that the baby in the womb is a baby, it's a human life."

Speed, a pro-life activist, is known for an anti-abortion documentary that he co-produced called "Babies Are Murdered Here."

About the abortion bill

On Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed the Reproductive Health Act, a bill that passed the New York state Senate by a 38-24 vote and the state Assembly by an overwhelming majority 92-47.

According to Times Union, Senate Majority Leader Andrew Stewart-Cousins (D) said that federal protections were at risk of being overturned, which required action on behalf of the state of New York.

"We're saying that here in New York, women's health matters," Stewart-Cousins said. "We're saying here in New York, women's lives matter. We're saying here in New York, women's decisions matter."

The bill, which legalizes abortion for pretty much any reason up to birth, was signed by Cuomo as his peers cheered, expressing joy for the passage of this horrific piece of legislation.

Watch the video below for details.

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