Assemblymember Bronson: Supreme Court Rules on the Right Side of History on Abortion Access

June 29, 2020

“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.[1] Putting in place regulations like admitting privilege laws only serves to block constitutionally protected access to reproductive care. The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision represents a significant victory in the nationwide fight to protect a woman’s 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 woman’s 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 women’s rights in our state and work toward passing more laws to protect those rights and promote true equality.”

[1] apnews.com/c9c6eee97277d6e8e71f568cde830e46