Democrats for Life of America
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Contact: Kristen Day -202-220-3066
June 24, 2013
GOVERNOR CUOMO KILLS WOMEN’S EQUALITY BILL OVER ABORTION EXPANSION
Democrats For Life Urges Passage of Other 9 Points and New 10th Point to Support Pregnant Women
Washington, DC –Democrats for Life of America expressed disappointment over Governor Cuomo’s failure to pass a Women’s Equality bill and challenged the New York Assembly to reconvene and pass the historic measures. The Governor’s abortion expansion language clearly prevented passage of a package of bills to support women’s rights to address issues such as employment discrimination, paid maternity leave, domestic violence and human trafficking.
“The Governor had an opportunity to promote equal rights and opportunity for women,” said Kristen Day, Executive Director, Democrats For Life of America. “ Instead, he advanced a cause for a vocal minority who want unfettered access to abortion. Now his pro-choice allies and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are still blocking the nine points passed by the Senate.”