ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Two New York state lawmakers are pushing for an updated abortion law.
As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, right now New York state law permits abortions within the first 24 weeks of pregnancy, allowing exceptions only if the mother’s life is at risk.READ MORE: Kason Parker Arrested In Deadly Stabbing Of 27-Year-Old Meghan Kiefer On Front Lawn Of Coram Home
State Assemblywoman Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan) is one of the sponsors of the bill, which seeks to make state law mirror Roe v. Wade – allowing for abortions within the first trimester.
Under current law, women can get an abortion beyond the first 24 weeks if the mother’s health – mental or physical – is at risk.READ MORE: President Joe Biden To Visit New Jersey For Kickoff Of Portal Bridge Construction
The Republican-controlled state Senate has rejected the measure multiple times, but Glick said if independent Democrats and regular Democrats come together.
“We need assistance of the governor to broker a different tower sharing arrangement in the state Senate,” Glick said.MORE NEWS: Disciplinary Trial To Begin For Former SBA President Ed Mullins
State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) is also sponsoring the bill.