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Governor signs abortion protections into law

Jun 14, 2022 12:30 am

WNYT-TV is reporting that Gov. Kathy Hochul on June 13 signed bills to protect abortion rights in New York, providing protection for abortion providers and patients going forward. The legislation was approved in anticipation of a Supreme Court decision on abortion rights. "Not here, not now, not ever," Hochul said in response to the persistent assault on women's rights. She signed the package of six abortion rights bills at Cooper Union in New York City. "Under the first bill that I'll be signing, we're allowing New Yorkers to file lawsuits against people who are trying to limit their reproductive freedom," said Hochul. The legislation also provides legal protection for abortion service providers, and a bill allowing abortion providers and patients to keep their home addresses confidential. "The women of New York will never be subjugated to government-mandated pregnancies, because that's what will ensue if Roe v. Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court," said Hochul. The leak of a SCOTUS draft opinion in May seemed to indicate the nation's highest court is poised to overturn the 1973 landmark decision, setting off protests nationwide. Read the full story at WNYT [dot] com.