Reproductive Health Act (Abortion Expansion) (S.240-Krueger/A.21-Glick)

The Reproductive Health Act (RHA) is an extreme and unnecessary piece of legislation that endangers women and unborn children. The RHA allows non-physicians to perform abortions, took abortion-related crimes off the books in cases where pregnant women miscarry after being assaulted, and repealed existing protections for children born alive following attempted late-term abortions. Taken together, these flaws provided ample reason for fair-minded elected officials—regardless of their political affiliation or their overall perspective on abortion—to oppose this deeply misguided measure.

The RHA was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on January 22, 2019.