Governor Cuomo Signs Reproductive Health Act Into Law

Image courtesy: NYS Senate TV

ALBANY – New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act Tuesday after it was passed by The New York State Senate and Assembly.

When it passed in the Senate 38-24, the gallery erupted into cheers. After it died down some protesters screamed out as well.

Image courtesy: NYS Senate TV

The bill moves abortioin into the health arena instead of the criminal laws.

The bill also protects abortion rights in the states health law as opposed to penal codes. It allows for late-term abortions after 24 weeks if the mother’s life is at risk or if the fetus is nonviable.

Sen. Catharine Young voted against the bill.

The bill also extends abortion beyond the first 24 weeks.

The previous law was passed in 1970, three years before Roe v Wade.

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1 Comment

  1. How many more innocent children will be destroyed because of this evil decision? Shame on those who voted in favor of legalizing murder!!! Thank you, Senator Young, for voting against it. 😢😤😟😭

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