Key NYS Legislation



Reproductive Health Act

Description: Updates New York’s abortion laws and establishes a fundamental, statutory right to privacy in making personal reproductive decisions.

FPA Position: The Reproductive Health Act guarantees a woman’s right to make personal, private decisions about her reproductive health care. This legislation will protect the right to choose or refuse abortion and to choose or refuse contraception. In the face of increasing attacks on reproductive rights, New York’s laws need to be strengthened to protect women’s health and safety. Family Planning Advocates strongly supports this legislation designed to protect the fundamental right of individuals to make personal, private reproductive health care decisions.

Assembly Senate
Bill # No same as. Bill # S438
Bill Sponsor: Senator Stewart-Cousins
Status: No same as. Status: 5/8/2014 - defeated in Senate Health