Reflecting on the New Abortion Legislation

I must say I was unpleasantly surprised when I learned of New York State’s newly implemented Reproductive Health Act, signed by Governor Cuomo on January 22nd,. According to this legislation, a medical professional may allow an abortion if “the patient is within twenty-four weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability, or the abortion is necessary to protect the patient’s life or health.”

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