We Did It!
On January 22nd, 2019 the New York State Legislature passed the Reproductive Health Act and Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law.
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The Reproductive Health Act (RHA) is a bill that decriminalized abortion in New York State and brought the state’s regulation of abortion in line with Roe v Wade. A broad coalition of pro-choice legislators, advocacy organizations, and grassroots activists worked on the bill for years. While many obstacles to abortion access still exist, the RHA is a major step toward a future where every patient can get the care they need.
To find out more about the bill and what it does, head on over to our info site, TalkLikeAPro.com
There's more to do to ensure New Yorkers can access care and that
No Patient is Left Behind!
NO PROSECUTIONS: we must ensure no person is prosecuted for the outcome of their pregnancy
NO PARENTS: minors need access to abortion care without parental consent
NO PERSONHOOD: fetal personhood laws separate pregnant people from their rights and their autonomy
NO MATERNAL MORTALITY: maternal mortality is a public health crisis, especially among black women, and we need to fix it
NO LIMITS: there should be no gestational limits restricting access to abortion care, there is always someone on the other side of the line
NO REASONS: why a person seeks an abortion, at any point, is none of our business, and should not be the basis for a restriction
NO PATIENT LEFT BEHIND: everybody should be able to access and afford the abortion they want, when they want it, for any reason
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