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N.Y. Governor’s Women’s Rights Proposal Includes Abortion Rights

The controversial final part of a "Women's Equality Act" advanced by N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo would codify federal abortion rights into state law, prompting opposition.

The New York Times: Cuomo Women's Rights Plan May Hinge On Abortion Proposal
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday unveiled his long-promised Women's Equality Act, a 10-point plan whose controversial final element, which includes codifying federal abortion rights into state law, could determine the fate of various other antidiscrimination provisions included in the bill (McKinley, 6/5).

The Wall Street Journal: Backlash At Abortion Plank
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced legislation Tuesday targeting a laundry list of women's-rights issues, including pay equity, human trafficking, domestic violence and abortion rights, the last point prompting immediate backlash from state Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leader Dean Skelos and the Roman Catholic Church (Orden, 6/4).

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