New York state has enacted strong new legal protections for abortion rights. The new law, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, safeguards rights laid out in Roe v. Wade and other court rulings, including a provision permitting late-term abortions when a woman's health is endangered, The Associated Press reports. The state's previous law, which had been on the books for nearly 50 years, only permitted abortions after 24 weeks of pregnancy if a woman's life was at risk. Governor Cuomo celebrated the passing of the bill in the Democrat-led Senate and Assembly on Tuesday, which happened to be the 46th anniversary of the Roe decision. "In the face of a federal government intent on rolling back Roe v. Wade and women's reproductive rights, I promised that we would enact this critical legislation within the first 30 days of the new session — and we got it done," Cuomo said in a statement. He directed state landmarks like the spire of One World Trade Center to be lit up in pink to … [Read more...] about New York passes law allowing abortions at any time if mother’s health is at risk
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Health | Trump Said Women Get Abortions Days Before Birth. Doctors Say They Don’t. Supported by ByPam Belluck Oct. 20, 2016 In the presidential debate Wednesday night, Donald J. Trump expounded on pregnancy and abortion, asserting that under current abortion law, “You can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb in the ninth month, on the final day.” Doctors say the scenario Mr. Trump described does not occur. “That is not happening in the United States,” said Dr. Aaron B. Caughey, chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at Oregon Health and Science University. “It is, of course, such an absurd thing to say,” he said. “I’m unaware of anyone that’s terminating a pregnancy a few days prior to delivery of a normal pregnancy.” There can be … [Read more...] about Trump Said Women Get Abortions Days Before Birth. Doctors Say They Don’t.
1 of 4 View 4 Items Ted S. Warren, Associated Press In this Jan. 19, 2016, file photo, demonstrators opposing abortion take part in a rally at the Capitol, in Olympia, Wash. If a Supreme Court majority shaped by President Donald Trump overturns or weakens the right to abortion, the fight over its legalization could return to the states. Related Links Utah lawmaker proposes one of nation's strictest abortion laws Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills SALT LAKE CITY — Ever since President Donald Trump's appointment of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, there's been growing anxiety on the left that federal abortion protections could be rolled back. Fears among abortion rights advocates that Roe v. Wade could be overturned come at a time when state legislatures across the country have passed laws or considered bills that make it more difficult to get an abortion. Now state legislatures in New York … [Read more...] about The new frontlines in the battle over late-term abortions: Why a new law in New York and one proposed in Virginia alarm the pro-life movement
Yes for Affordable Housing. No to repealing Oregon's sanctuary law. And more endorsements on local and statewide ballot measures. Street Roots weighs in on local and statewide ballot measures relevant to our areas of news coverage. Because Street Roots is a 501c3 nonprofit, we cannot endorse candidates for public office. 2018 ELECTIONS: News and commentary on ballot measures and candidates Statewide measures Measure 102 Amends Constitution to allow local bonds to be used for financing affordable housing with nongovernmental entities. YES Voting yes on statewide Measure 102 will result in more people getting housed at levels they can afford by stretching the impact of general obligation bond dollars. The Oregon constitution currently prohibits most local governments from raising money for or loaning credit to private entities. Housing authorities have to go it alone. Measure 102 amends the constitution so that local governments can partner with non-governmental partners to use … [Read more...] about Street Roots' 2018 endorsements: Ballot measures
Natalie Pate Salem Statesman Journal Published 3:07 PM EDT Oct 9, 2018 Ballot Measure 106 would prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars to pay for elective and late-term abortions. While supporters say this measure only limits what money could be used for abortions, opponents fear it is a backdoor ban on the procedure and disproportionately affects low-income Oregonians. Oregon is one of 17 states that uses its own money to provide abortions to women eligible for Medicaid, according to the reproductive health research organization, the Guttmacher Institute. And last year, Oregon lawmakers expanded taxpayer funding for abortion via the Reproductive Health Equity Act, or House Bill 3391. Because the bill was declared an emergency, it was not referred to the public for a vote. Nichole Bentz, the chief spokesperson for the 'Yes on Measure 106' campaign, said this is the public's chance to make a choice — do they want public money used to fund … [Read more...] about Ballot Measure 106 would prohibit using taxes to fund abortions