ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – When the state Legislature convenes for the 2019 session, one of the first items that’s expected to be voted on is the Reproductive Health Act. It would codify the abortion rights in the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into New York state law.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is upping the stakes in his disagreement with Republicans on the state and federal levels over the right to choose abortion, now that President Donald Trump has announced his choice of conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – For the second day in a row, Gov. Andrew Cuomo held rallies criticizing President Donald Trump’s choice for the U.S. Supreme Court and urging action on a measure that would protect the right to choose abortion in New York.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – Hours before President Donald Trump announced his choice to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, Gov. Andrew Cuomo railed against the selection. He also signed an executive order to help protect the reproductive choice rights of New York’s women should a future court overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – President Donald Trump is set to announce his choice for a new Supreme Court justice, which he’s said could eventually result in the reversal of the abortion rights case Roe v. Wade.
HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — State House lawmakers have passed a contentious bill that would make it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion for the sole reason that a fetus is diagnosed with Down syndrome.
HARRISBURG (WSKG) — An impassioned group of advocates and lawmakers are pushing for two controversial pieces of legislation that would make it harder for women to access abortion services in Pennsylvania. On Tuesday morning, the Capitol rotunda was filled with posters proclaiming, “Planned Parenthood harvests baby parts,” and “abortion stops a beating heart,” as well as a few of President Donald Trump’s campaign signs. Several times, the crowd prayed together. The loose coalition is backing two bills: one would institute a stacked funding structure that de-prioritizes Planned Parenthood clinics, which provide abortions. Sponsors say that would defund the service. The other would narrow the window for abortion from 24 to 20 weeks, and outlaw the most commonly-used abortion procedure, which is medically called dilation-and-extraction.