Advocates from around New York State joined Family Planning Advocates for their annual "Day of Action!" on Monday, January 9, 2012.
We were so delighted to see so many pro-choice Senators and Assemblymembers supporting this event and greeting the advocates in the Well of the Legislative Office Building, including Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senate Democratic Leader John Sampson, Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee, Senator Gustavo Rivera, Senator Diane Savino, Assemblymember Kevin Cahill, Assemblymember Rory Lancman, Senator Liz Krueger, Senator Shirley L. Huntley, and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, who spoke on behalf of the BPCLC, and gave a rousing speech that invigorated the energetic crowd!
The advocates were urging legislators to support the passage of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), which is an act to support a woman's right to make their own personal health decisions about their reproductive health, including pregnancy, the right to choose or refuse contraception, and to have an abortion.
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