ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has decided to save the bulk of his women’s equality agenda by creating a separate bill for the most radical expansion of abortion in New York State since the Roe v. Wade decision. But the governor’s move is not enough for pro-life leaders to declare victory, pointing to previous 11th-hour negotiations that gave the governor his most controversial legislative triumphs.
Cuomo has divided the Women’s Equality Act into 10 bills, after negotiating with leaders from the Assembly and the Senate. Cuomo backed down from his all-or-nothing position, after it was clear the New York Legislature would not resolve an impasse over the WEA’s inclusion of a provision...READ MORE