Andrew Cuomo on Abortion
Codify state with federal law to allow 9th-month abortions
Cuomo said he wanted to "codify" state with the federal law to assure abortions could be performed into the ninth month of pregnancy. Although already legal under federal law, he said the state measure is needed in case the U.S. Supreme Court strikes
down the Roe v. Wade decision.
Cuomo made the issue a crescendo in his 2013 State of the State speech--"Because it's her body! It's her choice!" But Senate Republicans, as expected, ultimately blocked the measure.
State records show few New Yorkers seek abortions as late as the ninth month of pregnancy. Of 97,502 abortions in New York in 2012, just 2.6 percent came after the fifth month of pregnancy, according to the state Health Department.
Astorino last week
called Cuomo's proposal to protect ninth-month abortions "sick, I think that's ghastly. I would veto that in a second." But he said he wouldn't try to erode current abortion laws. "I'm pro-life. This is a pro-choice state. I get that," Astorino said.
Source: Newsday AdWatch on 2014 New York State gubernatorial race
, May 18, 2014
Let women make decision: pregnancy, adoption, or abortion
New York was a national leader protecting choice even before the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision. Governor Cuomo will continue to vigorously protect a woman's right to choose.
Therefore, he will fight for passage of the Reproductive Health Act, which will protect the fundamental right of reproductive freedom and a woman's right to make private health care decisions.
Several other states have already passed similar laws, including California,
A woman facing an unplanned or problem pregnancy should have the opportunity to make the best decision for herself and her family, whether her decision is continuing the pregnancy, adoption, or abortion.
Source: NY Rising 2013 State of the State booklet
, Jan 9, 2013
Fight for passage of the Reproductive Rights Act
Cuomo will fight for passage of the Reproductive Rights Act, which will protect the fundamental right of reproductive freedom and a woman's right to make private health care decisions. A woman facing an unplanned or problem pregnancy should have the
opportunity to make the best decision for her family, whether her decision is continuing the pregnancy, adoption, or abortion. The Act will ensure that the rights of individuals to make difficult and personal health care decisions will be preserved.
Source: 2010 Gubernatorial campaign website, andrewcuomo.com
, Nov 2, 2010
Supports federal abortion funding.
Cuomo supports the CC survey question on funding abortion
The Christian Coalition voter guide [is] one of the most powerful tools Christians have ever had to impact our society during elections. This simple tool has helped educate tens of millions of citizens across this nation as to where candidates for public office stand on key faith and family issues.
The CC survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic:"Public funding of abortions, (such as govt. health benefits and Planned Parenthood)"
Source: Christian Coalition Survey 10-CC-q1b on Aug 11, 2010
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