Cardinal Timothy Dolan called the case of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell “naseuating” that also called into question New York’s own push for strengthening the state’s abortion laws.

Dolan, who phoned into Fred Dicker’s Talk-1300 radio show this morning, said the silver lining of the murder conviction of Gosnell is it will force more people to question the issue.

“I’d like to think that maybe this will unmake some of the horror that is obvious in this unfettered abortion on-demand culture that we’ve got,” Dolan said. “We’ve gone beyond safe, legal and rare. We’ve got now that abortion is dangerous, it’s rampant, it’s being paid for by the tax dollars of people who are opposed to it.”

Gov. Andrew Cuomo backs a proposal that would enhance the state’s abortion laws by codifying the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, a provision that’s part of a larger package of bills aimed at curbing gender discrimination in housing and the workplace.

Asked if Cuomo remains a Catholic in “good standing” Dolan said he’s discussed the matter candidly with the governor.

“That’s something that we talk about and that’s something that I talk turkey with him about,” Dolan said.

But the reproductive rights measure has become a flashpoint for those opposed to abortion, including Catholic groups and some Senate Republicans.

“I am at a bit of consternation as to why at a time when there seems to be a sobbering up at the horrors of unfettered access to abortion why in New York we’re talking about even expanding it further,” Dolan said in the interview.

Dolan even echoed much of what has been said by Senate GOP Leader Dean Skelos, who has said he would not allow a vote on the measure.

Dolan questioned why the codification was even needed, given there’s little chance of abortion rights in New York from being stripped away.

“I don’t know of anybody in the state of New York who feels there right to an abortion is threatened,” he said. “It’s available evrywhere So I don’t know why we feel like we’re gibving time and attention to an area of the state that needs improvement or extension.”

And, like Skelos, Dolan indicated support for the remaining 9 points in the women’s agenda, which includes anti-domestic abuse measures and a proposal to crack down on human trafficking.

“Of that wider act with the 10 points, we’re in his corner with most of them,” he said. “In fact, nine out of 10 we are. It’s just that one about the expansion of abortion that really causes us and pause and says, ‘Please, that’s the last thing this state needs.'”