Gov. Cuomo, Cardinal Dolan trade jabs over abortion law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Cardinal Timothy Dolan
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There's been more back and forth between Cardinal Dolan and Gov. Cuomo over abortion.

Cuomo, in an op-ed piece in the New York Times, defended the state's new 'Reproductive Health Act' and said, "my religion cannot demand favoritism as I execute my public duties."

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"Mr. Trump and the Catholic Church are opposed to state actions like the Reproductive Health Act — even though they merely codify existing federal law and firmly established practices," Cuomo wrote, "While Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, and the Catholic Church are anti-choice, most Americans, including most Catholics, are pro-choice."

Dolan criticized Cuomo for linking him to the religious right.

"This is something new from him. He didn't call me religious right when seeking my help with the minimum wage increase or prison reform," Dolan said.

Dolan says protecting the rights of 'the helpless, innocent, baby in the womb' isn't about 'right versus left, but right versus wrong.'