Reproductive Health Act

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An estimated 100 people representing dozens of churches gathered Tuesday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Buffalo’s East Side to proclaim their opposition to abortion.


Buffalo Catholic Diocese

Abortion opponents who run the St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center were networking and raising money Tuesday night at Cheektowaga's Millennium Hotel with New York State's new Reproductive Health Act, signed into law in January, inspiring pro-life advocates.

Office of the Governor

The New York State Legislature voted Tuesday to codify the abortion rights in the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into New York law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure immediately after the vote.

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It was a solemn Saturday evening as the congregation at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Cheektowaga observed the 46th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.

Karen DeWitt

The New York state legislative session began with ceremonies and excitement as Democrats claimed their solid majority in the state Senate and made history with the election of a new female leader.


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The Cuomo Administration and state democratic lawmakers are calling for passage of the Reproductive Health Act. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is joining the effort as they seek passage in the first 30-days of the state legislative session.


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When Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out his 2019 agenda earlier this week, he promised that a bill protecting abortion rights for New York’s women would become law by the end of January. Supporters say they are pleased that the measure may finally move, but they also say it’s not time to be complacent.

Karen Dewitt / WBFO Albany Correspondent

The New York State Senate made history on two fronts Monday, as it elected Andrea Stewart-Cousins to be the first woman and the first African-American woman to head the chamber in January.

When the state Legislature convenes for the 2019 session, one of the first items that’s expected to be voted on is the Reproductive Health Act. It would codify the abortion rights in the landmark 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into New York state law.


Chris Caya WBFO News

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was in Buffalo Monday pushing for the Reproductive Health Act to be passed in Albany.

Governor's Office

Less than a month after the legislative session officially ended, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been calling for the state Senate to come back and work on what he says is unfinished business.

For the second day in a row, Gov. Andrew Cuomo held rallies criticizing President Donald Trump’s choice for the U.S. Supreme Court and urging action on a measure that would protect the right to choose abortion in New York.


Gov. Cuomo's office

Hours before President Donald Trump announced his choice to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court, Gov. Andrew Cuomo railed against the selection. He also signed an executive order to help protect the reproductive choice rights of New York’s women should a future court overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.


National Public Radio

President Donald Trump is set to announce his choice for a new Supreme Court justice, which he has said could eventually result in the reversal of the abortion rights case Roe v. Wade.