Cuomo announces bill with abortion provision

Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced a bill that includes a provision which would allow a woman to get an abortion after 24 weeks if her

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the state to allow abortions after 24 weeks if a woman's health is in danger. Right now, state law allows late-term abortions only if a woman's life is at risk.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants the state to allow abortions after 24 weeks if a woman's health is in danger. Right now, state law allows late-term abortions only if a woman's life is at risk. (6/4/13)

ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo today announced a bill that includes a provision which would allow a woman to get an abortion after 24 weeks if her health was at risk.

The abortion provision is part of Cuomo's 10-point agenda for women's rights, but it's the only one with significant opposition.

Cuomo says he simply wants to align New York state laws with those on the federal level. He says he won't accept an agreement that doesn't include the abortion rule.

For Gov. Cuomo's press conference on the bill, click on News 12 Extra on Channel 612. 
 

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