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Crazy week in Albany. We are so grateful that Senator Dean Skelos has held firm on his pledge to not bring the Abortion Expansion Act to a vote in the Senate. And we are glad Gov. Andrew Cuomo took our advice and has untethered the other nine laudable provisions from the abortion piece in the Women's Equality Act. Here's an analysis of where it stands at the moment.
Posted: 14:00 2013-06-19 ⋅ Comment
This can be very good, if it means passing the other nine points of the Women's Equality Act, but very, very bad if there is a deal to allow a vote on the abortion expansion plank. We are counting on Sen. Skelos, who has said all along he would not allow a vote on abortion expansion.
Posted: 4:29 2013-06-19 ⋅ Comment