Governor Andrew Cuomo believes Roe v. Wade is in danger of being overturned by the Supreme Court, so he wants to ensure that it’s protected in New York.
“(Supreme Court Justice Brett) Kavanaugh is going to reverse Roe v. Wade. I have no doubt. (Supreme Court Justice Neil) Gorsuch is going to reverse Roe v. Wade. I have no doubt,” Cuomo said.
He said New York has to protect itself by passing the Reproductive Health Act and Comprehensive Contraceptive Coverage Act. That would de-criminalize women’s access to abortions and protect the doctors who perform them.
“I believe we're going to pass it in 30 days. And just so there's no ambiguity, we do the budget in April. I will not pass a budget until the Reproductive Health Act and the Contraceptive Care Act is passed. Period,” Cuomo said.
The governor was joined by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who said advancing the rights of women is “the great unfinished business of the 21st century.”
“Women's ability to get basic healthcare, our right to make the most deeply personal decisions, is facing the most significant threats in recent memory,” Clinton said.
She said the Trump Administration has already rolled back access to reproductive services.
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