New York Should Quickly Pass the Reproductive Health Act

December 17, 2018
Contact: Marisa Rodriguez, [email protected], 646-930-1243

NEW YORK, NY – Andrea Miller, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH), released the following statement today applauding Governor Cuomo’s commitment, made during his first 100 days address, to quickly passing the Reproductive Health Act once the new legislative session begins.

“Today, Governor Cuomo recommitted to passing the Reproductive Health Act within the first 30 days of the new session – a position supported by New York voters who in November delivered a mandate to pass the RHA. New Yorkers need and deserve stronger laws to protect their reproductive freedoms and enshrine them into state law,” said NIRH President Andrea Miller. “NIRH applauds Governor Cuomo for recognizing that access to abortion care is a fundamental right, and for his promise to advance that right through New York law. Through our recently launched campaign to build grassroots support throughout the Hudson Valley and Long Island and raise awareness of and swiftly pass the RHA, NIRH looks forward to continuing our work with Governor Cuomo to turn this bill into law as soon as possible.”


The National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) builds power at the state and local levels to change public policy, galvanize public support, and normalize women’s decisions about abortion and contraception