Last week, Governor Eliot Spitzer introduced the Reproductive Health and Privacy Protection Act, a bill that would ensure New Yorkersâ€™ right to choose.
Although New York is generally viewed as a â€œsafe stateâ€? in regards to reproductive rights, its actual current legislation is totally outdated. Abortion is even technically criminalized under New Yorkâ€™s homicide statute.
Not only would the bill make sure that women will be able to make decisions about their own health and private decisions, it could serve as an model to other states. Thereâ€™s not much we can do to change the SCOTUS decision, but we can at the very least we should do what we can to protect the rights we have left.
Check out the actual bill and the Governor’s memo here.
P.S. Spitzer also introduced a bill last week that would legalize gay marriage. Go, Gov.
New York introduces reproductive rights bill.
By Vanessa | Published: April 30, 2007
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