Gov. Hochul emphasizes abortion rights at Planned Parenthood day of action
ALBANY, NY (Erie News Now)--Wednesday, ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD day OF ACTION, ADVOCATES AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS EMPHASIZE REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS.
“We will make sure that we that every woman in New York knows that her rights are protected now and forever. That is without question,” said Gov. Kathy Hochul.
IN NOVEMBER NEW YORKERS WILL HAVE A CHOICE TO APPROVE OR REJECT A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT INTENDING TO FURTHER PROTECT ABORTION RIGHTS IN THE STATE CONSTITUTION.
“We need to make sure that no future Governors, no future Legislatures can ever strip away these rights that we have here in the great State of New York. And that is why the right to an abortion will be enshrined forever after this November's election, because it's on the ballot,” said Hochul.
The Governor CALLS ON OTHER STATE GOVERNORS TO TAKE THE SAME STEPS.
SOME ADVOCATES SAiD THEY PLAN TO VOTE IN SUPPORT OF THIS constitutional CHANGE.
“We got to keep fighting the good fight for women’s rights. That’s something that's really important to me. So, we got to keep fighting the fight,” said Caris Kraty, a Planned Parenthood advocate:
SOME NEW YORK STATE LAWMAKERS SAid THE FIGHT DOESN’T STOP AT THIS AMENDMENT.
THIS WEEK, LAWMAKERS PASSED A SERIES OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH BILLS INTENDING TO HELP FUND ABORTION CLINICS, FURTHER PROTECT PRIVACY FOR NEW YORKER’S HEALTH DATA, IMPROVE HOSPITAL TRANSPARENCY, AND MORE.
“We will continue to stand on the forefront with you,” said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-35th Senate District).
Erie News Now REACHED OUT TO REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS BUT THEY DECLINED TO COMMENT ON THE ISSUE.