I am strongly opposed to Governor Andrew Cuomo's "Women's Equality Act" because it includes language to expand abortion in New York State.
New York leads the nation in its rate of abortion and does not need to add to that tragedy. Please reject Governor's Program Bill 9 unless it is amended to
remove the abortion language.
The Governor's language would expand late-term abortions by adding a broad "health exception" to New York law. The Governor's bill would also repeal current law in New York that requires that only physicians may perform surgical abortions, putting more women's lives at risk.
The abortion language in the Women's Equality Act is unnecessary and dangerous. Abortion is already widely available in New York. We need to work together to reduce abortion, not expand it.
Frederick R. Bedell, Jr.
Glen Oaks Village