The governor is proposing legislation that would create a fund to help uninsured women, though he didn’t provide a price tag.
“I would consider this an emergency,” the governor said.
One of the bills would prevent the governor of New York from recognizing any demand from another state to extradite an abortion provider.
Abortion rights activists marched in the rain on Saturday in the wake of the Supreme Court memo leak.
Abortion providers in New York are ramping up to provide more access, but New Jersey – with the third highest abortion rate in the country – is also preparing for an influx of patients from neighboring states where reproductive rights are more restricted.
A lineup of city and state lawmakers spoke out in Manhattan Tuesday after a Politico report suggested the Supreme Court may soon strike down Roe v. Wade.
New York political and community leaders were already mobilizing late Monday and early Tuesday.
Gov. Kathy Hochul tweeted Monday evening that New York would welcome those patients “with open arms.”
The opinion, obtained by Politico and published Monday night, says the court is poised to strike down the decision protecting abortion rights in the United States.
“There was unfinished business when the Reproductive Health Act was passed in 2019,” Hochul said, taking a not-so-subtle swipe at her predecessor. “Now that I’m in charge, there will be no more delays..."
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Nonprofit funds and shifting local policy are playing a key role in positioning New York as a sanctuary state for egalitarian abortion care.
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