Abortion

June 5, 2024

Prohibited Hospital Interference with Patient Care

Oppose • A5297-A Paulin/S6616-A May • Relates to prohibited hospital interference with patient care

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May 20, 2024

The Equity in Fertility Treatment Act

Oppose • S6118-A Hoylman-Sigal/A6177-A Paulin • The Equity in Fertility Treatment Act

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April 26, 2024

Statement on Abortion Slush Fund in NYS Budget

Following is a statement by Kristen Curran, director of government relations for the New York State Catholic Conference on the inclusion of a $25 million so-called “Reproductive Freedom & Equity” grant program for abortion providers in the enacted 2024-25 New York State Budget.

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January 9, 2024

Reproductive Freedom and Equity Grant Program

Oppose • S348-C Cleare/A361-B Gonzalez-Rojas • Enacts the reproductive freedom and equity grant program

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November 9, 2023

Statement on Settlement of Sisters of Life Pregnancy Center Litigation

In a settlement of a federal lawsuit, Sisters of Life v. McDonald, New York State has agreed to a court order protecting the Sisters from government intrusion into their religious ministry as part of a “pregnancy center study” law passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Hochul in 2022.

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June 21, 2023

Statement on Passage of Abortion Telehealth Legislation

Following is a statement by Kristen Curran, director of government relations, regarding the legisature’s passage of legislation (A1709, Reyes/S1066-B, Mayer) providing legal protections to health practitioners who prescribe abortion-inducing medication to out-of-state women.

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May 9, 2023

Reproductive Health Services Training Grant Program

Oppose • A3279-A Epstein • Establishes a reproductive health services training grant program

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May 2, 2023

Statement on Legislation to Hand Out Abortion Pills on Public College Campuses

Following is a statement by Dennis Poust, executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference, on Governor Kathy Hochul’s signing of legislation to hand out abortion pills on public college campuses.

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April 21, 2023

Parental Notification for Abortions on Minors

Support • S2911 Murray/A3398 DeStefano • In relation to parental notification for abortions performed on minors

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March 24, 2023

Health Equity Impact Assessments

Oppose • A3113-A Clark/S3609-B Webb • Enhances the scope of health equity impact assessments to require consideration of reproductive health services and maternal health care

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