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Wed Jan 23, 2019, 06:03 AM

New York strengthens abortion rights on anniversary of Roe vs. Wade

ALBANY, NY - A long-stalled effort to strengthen abortion rights in New York became reality Tuesday evening when the Legislature easily approved the measure after Republicans stymied it for years.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo immediately signed the Reproductive Health Act into law after Democrats pushed its passage for years.

The vote Tuesday came on the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade court case in 1973. The Senate passed the measure 38-24, while the Assembly passed it 92-47.

"We’re saying that here in New York, women’s health matters," said Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, D-Yonkers. "We’re saying here in New York, women’s lives matter. We’re saying here in New York, women’s decisions matter."

Read more: https://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/politics/2019/01/22/new-york-strengthens-abortion-rights-on-anniversary-of-roe-vs-wade/2654923002/

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