New Yorks women have had the right to reproductive choice since 1970 but with the federal governments ongoing assault on womens rights it is crucial for New York to remain in the forefront on this important womens rights issues, Assemblywoman Latoya Joyner (D-Bronx, 77th AD) said.
- Protects choice by requiring all health insurance policies to cover access to FDA-approved contraceptive drugs, devices and products
- Establishes in law the fundamental right of a woman to choose whether to carry a pregnancy to term and have a baby or to have an abortion
- Requires that an abortion be performed by a licensed, certified or authorized practitioner
- Removes a womens right to make reproductive choices from the state Penal Law and places that right in the Public Health Law