Cuomo signs law enacting biggest abortion expansion in NY since "Roe v. Wade"

01.23.19 | Bob Price, Brandon Dickson

In what pro-life groups call a devastating moment in Empire Etate history, Governor Cuomo has signed the Reproductive Health Act into law.

Last night, lawmakers approved legislation that updates the state's 49-year-old law on abortion.

It removes restrictions on abortions after 24 weeks, decriminalizes the procedures, and protects the doctors and nurses who perform them.

The governor and supporters say passing this law is important since they are concerned Roe versus Wade may be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jason McGuire with New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms says the act "leaves victims of domestic violence without certain legal protection and removes protections for babies born alive after a botched abortion."