FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 9, 2017
Contact: Christie Petrone, 646-520-3504, cpetrone@prochoiceny.org

Statement by National Institute for Reproductive Health President Andrea Miller

“In his State of the State address today, Gov. Cuomo stated that New York will advance women’s rights and ‘stand tall and stand firm’ for a woman’s right to abortion.

“Now more than ever, we need to enhance abortion access here in New York through legislation such as the Reproductive Health Act, which guarantees that women in New York can access abortion care when they need it. With the Affordable Care Act under threat, New York must solidify safeguards for insurance coverage for contraception through bills like the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act. And we need to ensure that reproductive health care providers are properly funded throughout New York state.

“We have an obligation to the people of New York and across the country to ensure that New York offers the fullest protections for reproductive health care. The National Institute for Reproductive Health looks forward to working with Gov. Cuomo’s administration to show the country how far a state can go in prioritizing and improving the health and lives of all women.”

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The National Institute for Reproductive Health works across the country to increase access to reproductive health care by changing public policy, galvanizing public support, and normalizing women’s decisions to have abortions and use contraception.