Albany - Today New York Assembly Members took action to protect women’s reproductive health and rights, passing three critical bills: the Reproductive Health Act (S2796 Krueger, Stewart-Cousins/A1748 Glick), the Boss Bill (S3791 Krueger/A566 Jaffee), and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (S3668 Bonacic/A1378 Cahill). Passage of these bills ensures access to safe and legal abortion, freedom from discrimination in the workplace for employees' reproductive healthcare decisions, and removes barriers to accessing contraception.
At this crucial time when women’s health and reproductive rights are under attack at the national and federal level, the BPCLC asserts the importance of New York State demonstrating bold leadership. We must stand up for women’s equality and healthy families. The Senate must pass the Reproductive Health Act, the Boss Bill, and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act, so that all New Yorkers can have the freedom to make responsible decisions for themselves and their families.
BPCLC Co-Chair Senator Liz Krueger released the following statement after the passage of the bill:
"Once again I commend my colleagues in the Assembly for making it clear that the government and employers have no business interfering in New Yorkers’ personal decisions about reproductive healthcare. Reproductive rights are under attack across the country, and soon we may not even be able to rely on the limited protections provided by Roe v Wade. Now is the time for New York to lead, with modern laws ensuring that decisions about reproductive health are the sole responsibility of a woman or a man and their medical providers. I call on the Senate Republican/IDC Coalition to bring these bills to the floor for a vote. The rights of New York State families should be fully protected by New York State laws."
I totally agree when you said that we need to stand up regarding our rights when our health and rights are attacked. I hope that reproductive health organizations would inform more women to be more proactive as well since we have come a long way in voicing what we need as well. Personally, I want more access for contraceptives as well to ensure that we have the choice regarding when we wanted to have conceive and not.
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