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New York lawmakers are poised to pass legislation codifying rights protected by Roe v. Wade and other abortion rulings,
The measure to protect abortion rights in case they are overturned by the Supreme Court,
The bill would also authorize physician assistants and nurse practitioners to perform some abortions.
(Original quote from the Democrat & Chronicle, Part of the U.S.A. Today Network)
“ALBANY – The state Legislature on Tuesday afternoon will pass a long-stalled bill that will strengthen abortion rights in New York.
The Reproductive Health Act is then expected to be signed into law later Tuesday at the state Capitol by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has pushed its passage for years.
“We’re saying that here in New York, women’s health matters,” said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers. “We’re saying here in New York, women’s lives matter. We’re saying here in New York, women’s decisions matter.”
The vote Tuesday comes on the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade court case in 1973. The Senate passed it.
In addition to the abortion bill, the Democratic-controlled Legislature will pass the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act, which will require insurers to cover contraception for patients.
They will also pass the “boss bill,” which would ban employers from discriminating against employees over their reproductive health-care decisions.”
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The effort to update abortion rights in New York comes as abortion rates have declined to historic lows in the state and nation.
Cuomo’s next attempt is to have the New York Constitution changed to include these new laws.