Proposed “Reproductive Health Act” would legalize third term abortions in New York
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 22, 2019
The decades old debate over abortion has recently been rekindled in New York State with the proposal of a new bill.
State Senator Liz Krueger who represents New York’s 28th district in Manhattan is sponsoring legislation entitled the “Reproductive Health Act” that is said to revise provisions of law relating to abortion.
According to opponents of the legislation, the bill would allow for third term abortions right up to a mother’s due date and allow late term abortions to be performed not just by doctors but by Physician’s Assistants, Nurse Practitioners or other Advanced Practice Clinicians.
According to the Communications Director for Senator Krueger, who declined to be recorded for this story, abortions performed after 24 weeks would be left up to qualified medical professionals to determine whether a woman’s health is threatened.
Ayesha Kreutz, Founder of the Fredrick Douglas Foundation, compared the proposed legislation to the just as controversial Eugenics movement…
According to the CDC black non-hispanic women have the highest abortion ratio and nearly half of all unborn black babies are aborted.
Kreutz who is herself post-abortive will join local leaders in a candlelight prayer vigil outside of the Planned Parenthood Abortion Center in Downtown Rochester Tuesday evening.
The “Reproductive Health Act” is currently in review in the Senates Health Committee.
To view the proposed legislation as it stands click here.