Albany - BPCLC members met today over breakfast to discuss several issues connected to ensuring quality, accessible reproductive health care in New York State. Danielle Castaldi-Micca, Director of Political and Government Affairs at the National Institute for Reproductive Health, and Katharine Bodde, Policy Counsel at the New York Civil Liberties Union gave a status report on the Reproductive Health Act pending in the Legislature.
Caucus Members also heard from Erika Christensen and Garin Marshall, who were forced to travel to Colorado to obtain a medically necessary abortion at 24 weeks due to shortcomings in current New York State law.
Attendees at the breakfast included State Legislators, members of Concerned Clergy for Choice, Catholics for Choice, the Women's Bar Association, and representatives of Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts, NIRH, and NYCLU.
BPCLC Co-Chairs Sen. Liz Krueger and Assm. Ellen Jaffee with Erika Chistensen and Garin Marshall
BPCLC Members Sens Liz Krueger & Andrea Stewart-Cousins, & Assms Ellen Jaffee, Kevin Cahill, & Rebecca Seawright