NY Assembly set to vote again for abortion rights

The state Assembly is set to pass legislation to codify in New York the abortion rights established
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, speaks during a news conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.
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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, speaks during a news conference at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.

The state Assembly is set to pass legislation to codify in New York the abortion rights established by the U.S. Supreme Court, moving it separately this year from a group of bills intended to ensure other women’s rights in the workplace and courts.

New York first establish abortion rights for women in 1970, three years before the top federal court did it nationally in Roe v. Wade.

While both allow terminating a pregnancy in the first 24 weeks, New York’s law allows later-term abortions to protect a woman’s life, while the Supreme Court says it can be done also to protect her health.

The Assembly measure faces opposition among Senate’s majority Republicans, who have refused to advance it while approving the other bills meant to ensure equal pay and prohibit gender discrimination.

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