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Photo: <a href="">Ove Overmeyer</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Ove Overmeyer, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Abortion rights vote still possible for NYS, women's groups say

Women's groups say they have not given up on abortion rights bill passing in the final days of the session, now that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has introduced the Women's Equality Act as 10 separate bills.

Tracey Brooks, with Family Planning Advocates, says women's groups are asking Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos to bring the abortion rights measure to the floor as a standalone bill. Brooks says Skelos, pledged two years ago to allow what's known as a vote of conscience on social issues where Senators are divided.  Go to full article

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