Bills Would Shield NY Abortion Providers Who Serve Women From Other States

Three bills in the State Legislature take aim at restrictive abortion laws in Texas and other states, shielding practitioners in New York from arrest, subpoenas and extradition for serving women who travel here for abortions or have abortion pills mailed to them.

“When a medical professional breaks the law, they should be prosecuted, not coddled by Planned Parenthood’s political allies in the New York State Legislature,” said the Rev. Jason McGuire, executive director of New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, a nonprofit group that lobbies on social and religious issues in Albany.

“We hope that Albany’s elected officials will have the sense to reject this kind of election-year pandering to a small portion of the Democratic Party’s progressive base,” McGuire told Newsday.