New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) will include a section on expanding and protecting abortion rights in the state of New York as part of a Women's Equality Act.Huh. It's almost like agency and autonomy are key components of meaningful equality or something!
The Reproductive Health Act would expand the conditions under which a woman could have a late abortion in the state to include when the mother's health is in jeopardy or the fetus is not viable in addition to cases to save the life of the mother. This would bring New York state law on late term in sync with federal regulations. The act would also allow licensed health care practitioners to perform abortions and remove abortion from the New York penal code and place it under regulation by the state's public health law.
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Tuesday, February 19, 2013
FMF News: NY Governor to Include Abortion Rights in Women's Equality Act.