New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature vowed to approve the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) within the first 30 days of the legislative session.
The governor together with New York Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and other state officials made the promise on Monday.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also joined the governor in encouraging the legislature to immediately pass the RHA.
Trump administration’s “extreme conservative agenda” threatens women’s rights
In a statement, Cuomo emphasized that a woman has a fundamental right to make decision regarding her personal health. However, Washington “continues to threaten” women’s freedoms with its “extreme conservative agenda.”
“New York will not stand for a federal government that presumes to know what is best for women across this country,” said Cuomo.
Additionally, the governor emphasized that his administration will fight to ensure the immediate passage of the RHA to protect women’s right to all reproductive health care options.