The Women’s Equality Act did not make it into law, after some members of the state assembly refused to approve a version of the legislation that excluded language codifying the legal right to abortion in the state.
The New York State Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to pass Gov. Cuomo’s ten-point Women’s Equality Act intact, but Republicans and a handful of conservative Democrats in the state senate have sworn the bill will be defeated unless the abortion platform is removed.
A new bill to support women’s rights in New York State has been stripped of an amendment that would codify the right to an abortion.
OSA and its allies are using their bully pulpit to denounce both New York Gov. Cuomo and the Reproductive Health Act that’s been proposed in the state.
They aren’t always doctors, but they play them in your legislature.
In his State of the State speech in January, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made passing the Women’s Equality Act a centerpiece of his agenda for this year, including legislation protecting women’s rights to safe abortion care. But his political allegiances make the fate of the bill unclear. Does he really support it, or is he trying to play both ends?
Women do not want politicians to meddle in their personal medical decisions. We applaud and stand behind the Resolution 1635-A, calling upon the United States Congress to continue to fund comprehensive reproductive health care for all Americans.
Caroline Kennedy, Andrew Cuomo, Rep. Carolyn Maloney — for the voters of New York, who’s the most pro-choice of them all?