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Gov. Cuomo's radical abortion bill dies in New York legislature

Catholic World News - June 18, 2013

A bid by New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo to broaden legal access to abortion has died in the state’s legislature.

Democratic Senator Jeff Klein announced that the abortion legislation would not be introduced at this year’s session, because “the votes just are not there” to support the bill.

The Catholic bishops of New York had denounced Cuomo’s proposed legislation, which would have eliminated virtually all legal restrictions on abortion, possibly allowed non-doctors to perform abortion, and imperiled the conscience rights of health-care workers who opposed abortion.

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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Jun. 19, 2013 6:46 AM ET USA

    He is still working behind the scenes to push it through before the assembly goes home. This might not be over yet.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Jun. 18, 2013 10:42 AM ET USA

    "The Catholic bishops of New York had denounced Cuomo’s proposed legislation...," but the man himself was not dealt with. "Laws" are not "saved" and neither are they damned, people are...

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