N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Radical Abortion Bill Fails
A bill pushed hard by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would have given New York women the ârightâ to abort their babies after 24 weeks of pregnancy has failed in the State Senate, killing the measure for now. The measure was a central plank of Cuomo's supposed âwomen's equalityâ platform that he touted in his January 9 State of the State address and which he promised to push in the spring legislative session.
Bloomberg News reported that the state legislature's Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), âa group of four Democrats who run the senate with Republicans, introduced nine of Cuomoâs 10 Womenâs Equality Agenda (WEA) measures [June 16], including enhanced penalties for human traffickers and increased legal damages for women who arenât paid equally.â But, added the report, the group of liberal lawmakers âleft out the governorâs abortion plank.â
The abortion bill would have effectively legalized...