“It's time to pass the Reproductive Health Act and finally put people over politics in New York State! #passRHA”
Use the buttons to tweet a message to Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Governor Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie encouraging them to pass the Reproductive Health Act.
We are so close to finally fixing this.
Tell your lawmakers to Pass the RHA!
“We want to make sure, especially in this environment, that women know they have reproductive rights here in New York.”
- Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
“I am going to do everything possible…I’m going to send up the bill as soon as the session starts. I hope to get it done in 30 days”
- Governor Andrew Cuomo
“I look forward to finally seeing the Reproductive Health Act written into state law.”
- Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie
Go to ChoiceChamps.com to find out who your state senator is and where they stand on the RHA.
Better on the phone? Call the NYS Senate Switchboard:
Click the number to call and use the sample script, below:
New York regulates abortion in the state’s criminal code and the law falls short of critical protections guaranteed by Roe v Wade.
Passed in 1970, the state’s outdated abortion law has been known to delay or deny care to women and pregnant persons. This forces patients to leave the state for healthcare or to carry pregnancies against their will and against the advice of their doctors.
Efforts to fix the law have stalled in the state senate for years, but in the 2018 elections, the state’s abortion law was a top issue. New Yorkers sent a clear message to Albany along with plenty of newly-elected, pro-choice lawmakers.
It is time for them to act and fix the state’s broken abortion law by passing the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), a bill that would decriminalize abortion, protect the rights we have no matter what happens at the federal level, and modernize reproductive health law in New York.
The Reproductive Health Act is a bill sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger in the State Senate and by Assemblywoman Deborah Glick in the State Assembly.
For more info, and to learn how to talk about the issue, check out TalkLikeAPro.com
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