“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law new measures expanding abortion rights in the state on Tuesday, the 46th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
“The Reproductive Health Act — which was signed by the governor late Tuesday night after passing in the Senate and Assembly — establishes the right of all women seeking abortion care to access the procedure without restriction until 24 weeks of pregnancy, WNYC reported.
“The law also protects the right to receive an abortion after 24 weeks if the life or health of a woman is at risk, or the fetus is not viable.
“The new law would standardize constitutional abortion protections in New York if Roe v. Wade were ever overturned in the future.”
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