Glick Statement on the Signing of Women’s Rights Legislation

Yesterday Governor Cuomo signed several bills into law that will strengthen women’s rights in New York. This is a big step forward toward improving the lives of women in New York and I am happy that we were able to achieve important improvements for women in the last legislative session. Regrettably, a key component of women’s rights – reproductive choice – was missing from this celebration.

It is unfortunate that the bills signed yesterday were individual bills, not the full 10-point Women’s Equality Act that has been supported by the Assembly for years. Women will not have full equality until they have full autonomy over their bodies, including guaranteed access to abortion services.

The objection to codifying Roe vs. Wade in New York State by the State Senate Majority is outrageous. I hope that the Governor upholds his promise to the women of New York to get this vital bill past.