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2017 PHL

In re: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Insurance Mandate (S.3148-A-Savino/A.2646-A-Simotas)

Bill S.3148-A-Savino/A.2646-A-Simotas would require large group insurance policies that cover hospital, surgical, or medical care to include coverage for in vitro fertilization. This legislation disrespects human life, disregards women’s health, and promotes the decision to bear and raise a child outside of an intact, married family that provides a child with both a mother and…

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In re: Pregnancy Center Disclosures (A.5911-Glick)

Bill A.5911-Glick is an unnecessary piece of legislation that takes a coercive, punitive approach to New York’s pregnancy centers. This heavy-handed bill would require that pregnancy centers, “upon first communication or first contact” with a client, disclose to said client that they do not provide abortion or birth control services. This legislation would allow anyone…

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In re: Legalization of Physician-Assisted Suicide (S.3151-A-Savino/A.2383-A-Paulin)

The so-called “Medical Aid in Dying Act” would reverse New York’s long-standing ban on assisted suicide, and would allow physicians to prescribe lethal drugs to certain terminally ill adults that formally request such drugs. Physician-assisted suicide represents a complete abdication of our moral responsibility to persons who are suffering from terminal illnesses. Rather than caring…

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Reproductive Health Act (Abortion Expansion) (S.2796-Krueger/A.1748-Glick)

While many different abortion expansion proposals have been offered in Albany over the past 10 years, the 2017 version of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) is the most extreme and objectionable of them all. Contrary to its benign title, the RHA’s loosening of existing legal protections undermines women’s health instead of protecting it. These flaws…

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Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (S.3668-Bonacic/A.1378-Cahill) (A.9957-Cahill)

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA) would require all group insurance policies issued or renewed after January 1, 2019 to cover abortion-causing drugs, voluntary sterilization procedures, and all other FDA-approved contraceptive devices without restrictions, copays, or cost sharing. Attorney General Schneiderman’s proposal is wrong-headed on multiple fronts; the CCCA…

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