Imminent abortion decision weighs on politicians and health officials – POLITICO
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New York politicians prepare for the arrival of pregnant women come here to seek abortions if and when the Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade. Leaders of NYC Health + Hospitals — the city’s public hospital system and largest abortion provider — said they plan to expand services once abortion becomes illegal in states across the country. .
What New Yorkers won’t see this year is a state-level constitutional amendment for equal rights. State Senator Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat, told POLITICO the constitutional amendment is “dead for now” and unlikely to be implemented until next year. The issue has been stalled in Albany for years amid debate over the scope of the proposal and concerns about its effect on religious freedoms.
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END OF SESSION – The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling soon that could strike down the monument Roe vs. Wade decision, Albany lawmakers spent the final days of the 2022 legislative session passing a series of bills aimed at bolstering protections for abortion providers and patients who travel to New York for the procedure, reports POLITICO’s Shannon Young.
The Assembly approved the law on Thursday evening that would prohibit disciplinary action against health care practitioners for providing lawful reproductive health services to patients who reside in states where abortion is illegal, S9079/A9687; and prohibit medical malpractice insurance companies from taking adverse action against a reproductive health care provider who provides lawful reproductive health care, A9718/S9080.
They were the only two who had not yet crossed the Assembly on a package of six abortion-related bills that passed the Senate earlier in the week.
Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal, Democrat of Manhattan and sponsor of these bills, said they would ensure that “women and men who continue to provide reproductive health care can do so without fear of persecution or prosecution.”
Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday evening that she is “looking forward to signing these bills”. “The Supreme Court is about to overturn Roe vs. Wade this month – but New York will be ready,” she said.
But the governor’s statement was silent on another abortion-related measure. that has not budged in the final hours of the 2022 session: a constitutional amendment on equal rights at the state level. Hochul and other Democrats had called for amending the state Constitution to protect abortion rights after POLITICO first reported on a draft U.S. Supreme Court opinion that could soon be invalidated. Deer.
State Senator Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat, told POLITICO Thursday that the constitutional amendment was “dead for now” and unlikely to be implemented until next year. The issue has been stalled in Albany for years amid debate over the scope of the proposal and concerns about its effect on religious freedoms.
The New York Civil Liberties Union, The National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund and the Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts, which all endorsed Krueger’s “equality amendment,” called on the Legislature on Friday to return to Albany and retake the amendment during of a special session.
IN OTHER NEWS:
—Hochul touted the inclusion of more than $3 million in the fiscal year 2023 budget for Choose Healthy Life to address health inequities and administer preventative wellness programs run by 20 churches during a Friday event in Harlem.
— Adult smoking rates in New York hit a new low of 12% in 2020, Health Commissioner Mary Bassett announced on Friday. The rate was even lower among young adults aged 18 to 24, at just 5.5%.
— Mayor Eric Adams Friday encouraged attendees at the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition to “light up” and contribute ideas to his administration to improve the burgeoning industry in New York. “We need to make whole the people who have gone through very difficult times of excessive cannabis surveillance across this state,” Adams said, saying he wants to help these people get job training and improve their records. credit.
After his brief remarks, Adams visited the Javits Center showroom to speak with a few vendors, including a brand of CBD-infused soap and a line of food products. Adams did not sample the products or answer questions from reporters about his favorite cannabis products. “Any time you have a new industry, you really have to bring the laws in line with the movement of that industry, and I don’t think we’ve done that yet,” he told reporters of the trucks. illegal weeds.
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