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Vote follows the NIRH Action Fund’s statewide, half-a-million-dollar campaign calling for immediate and long-overdue passage of the RHA
New York – The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund (NIRH Action Fund) released the following statement today calling for swift passage of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act, and S3791, better known as the “Boss Bill,” ahead of an expected vote in the state legislature today, January 22, on the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
“If New York truly wants to call itself a progressive stronghold in the era of Trump, then outdated abortion laws do not belong on its books. Today, state legislators have the chance to change that, protect reproductive freedom and expand abortion access by voting to pass long overdue bills such as the RHA, CCCA and the Boss Bill,” said Andrea Miller, President of the NIRH Action Fund. “NIRH calls on New York’s elected officials in the State Assembly and Senate to make good on their promises to voters and support legislation that will protect the rights of residents in the Empire State. New Yorkers deserve to have safe and secure access to abortion care so they can make their own decisions about their reproductive lives — today, our elected leaders have the opportunity to move New York one giant step forward and in so doing set an example for other states to follow. We look forward to seeing New York make history today.”
The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) builds power at the state and local levels to change public policy, galvanize public support, and normalize women’s decisions about abortion and contraception.
The NIRH Action Fund conducts nonpartisan advocacy and electoral engagement to advance reproductive freedom in states and cities across the country.