Rights of Unborn Children

Restrict State Funding of Abortion

Summary

Legislative proposals in New York State historically do one of two things: either they a) amend the state’s Social Services Law to delete most abortion and abortion-related services from those which can be funded under the medical assistance (Medicaid) program, or they b) amend the annual state budget to prohibit the use of Medicaid dollars within the state fiscal year budget from funding most abortions.

Exceptions are included in these proposals which allow funding for abortions in cases of reported rape, incest, or endangerment of the mother’s life. This tracks the federal Hyde Amendment.

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Unborn Victims of Violence Act

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This legislation would prohibit the assault or homicide of an unborn child during the commission of a crime against the mother.

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