Earlier today, the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, ruling that the regulation placed an undue burden on women seeking abortions. Putting in place regulations like admitting privilege laws only serves to block constitutionally protected access to reproductive care. The Supreme Courts 5-4 decision represents a significant victory in the nationwide fight to protect a womans right to choose. We can only hope that we see similar decisions down the line in this ongoing battle.
Here in New York, we will always respect and defend a womans right to have control over her own body. Last year, we passed the Reproductive Health Act (Ch. 1 of 2019), which codified the abortion protections outlined in Roe v. Wade into state law. I will continue to fight for womens rights in our state and work toward passing more laws to protect those rights and promote true equality.