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New York vows to protect abortion rights for women amidst controversial Texas law

Published on September 14, 2021

Governor Hochul

NEW YORK- In the wake of Texas’ controversial abortion ban, New York officials have vowed in response to protect abortion rights for women.

This agenda was announced Monday by the office of Governor Kathy Hochul and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

"Abortion access is safe in New York - the rights of those who are seeking abortion services will always be protected here," Governor Hochul said. "This plan will affirm that in our state, and leaders like Senator Gillibrand will fight on a national level. To the women of Texas, I want to say I am with you. Lady Liberty is here to welcome you with open arms."

With this announcement, Hochul is preparing all state agencies to launch a public campaign spree to inform abortion rights, while also promoting a patient bill of rights that will be posted at healthcare facilities and doctors offices.

"Having control over your own body and your own future is a basic human right,” Gillibrand said. “But that right is being threatened every day. The recent law in Texas - and the Supreme Court's refusal to block it - is dangerous and disturbing.”

President Biden and his administration is suing the state of Texas over their new law. 

Image courtesy of Governor Hochul's Office.

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