At a press conference today, Christine Quinn and a host of fellow elected officials–including all of the top contenders for mayor–called on Republicans in the State Senate to withdraw their opposition a bill that would expand abortion rights in New York State.
That bill, called the Reproductive Health Act would, among other things, taking abortion out of the criminal code and put it in the health code. The bill would also permit abortions after the 24th week of pregnancy if the mother’s health is deemed to be at risk. Under current law, an abortion after 24th week is only legal if the life of the mother is at risk.
Asked if she would favor any restriction on the right to an abortion, Ms. Quinn said no–in fairly graphic terms. Read More