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== New York State Reproductive Health Act ==
:; [http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/catholic-pushback-stalls-cuomos-n.y.-abortion-blitz/ "Catholic Pushback Stalls Cuomo's N.Y. Abortion Blitz."]
:: The RHA would make abortion a “fundamental right” in New York law and remove all mention of abortion from the penal code. The bill would legalize late-term abortion after 24 weeks for health reasons, allow non-physicians to perform some abortions, and remove some criminal charges prosecutors use against individuals who kill an unborn child against the mother’s will.
:: The NYCC has warned the bill would preclude legal abortion restrictions, such as parental-notification laws, informed-consent laws, restrictions on taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion bans of any kind. The conference also says it creates a legal basis for the state to pull the operating certificate of Catholic hospitals and agencies that refuse to perform or refer for abortions.
:: Mechmann said Cuomo’s plans are out of step with existing federal law that provides legal protection for unborn victims of violence, bans partial-birth abortion and restricts federal funds from paying for most abortions.
:: The Guttmacher Institute’s New York abortion data shows 33% of New York pregnancies end in abortion — nearly twice the national rate of 19%. New York City itself has an average abortion rate of 41%, with some areas as high as 67%, according to New York City Health Department data gathered by the Chiaroscuro Foundation.
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