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NARAL Pro-Choice New York Applauds New York City Elected Officials for Calling on Albany Leadership to Pass Reproductive Health Act this Session

NYC Press Conference Kicks Off Statewide Local Elected Leader Campaign
CONTACT: Tara Sweeney, 917-488-0094

Today, New York City elected officials kicked off a statewide campaign to call on Governor Cuomo and the leadership of the state Legislature to pass the Reproductive Health Act this session. The statewide campaign will include an open letter to the leadership in Albany, which Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer urged his peers in New York City and their local elected colleagues around the state to sign on to. NARAL Pro-Choice New York President Andrea Miller released the following statement:

"We applaud City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, New York City Comptroller John Liu and all of the City Councilmembers who came together today to impress upon our leaders in Albany that New York has a singular opportunity right now to protect women’s reproductive health and rights.

"While other states are doing everything possible to restrict and even ban access to women’s reproductive health services, New York can make women’s health a priority by passing this crucial bill. The Reproductive Health Act will fix New York’s abortion law by permitting a woman to access abortion care if her health is in danger late in her pregnancy, and by regulating abortion as an issue of public health rather than as a potential crime.

"Governor Cuomo and the leaders in the Legislature have heard it from advocates, they’ve heard it from their constituents – nearly three quarters of whom want the Reproductive Health Act to become law – and starting today, they will hear it from local elected officials in every corner of the state: New Yorkers need this law, New Yorkers want this law, and the time is now to get it done.”

 
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