Caucus to Protect Women’s ‘Hard-Fought’ Rights

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

By Veronica Lewin

A legislative caucus formed earlier this year has legislators from both houses and both sides of the aisle fighting to protect reproductive health rights and helping advocates to educate New Yorkers about them.

“Women’s rights and women’s reproductive rights are not a bipartisan issue. It’s a health care issue,” said Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, R-Willsboro. “It’s an issue that government should be working together on to make sure that our children have proper information that they need to keep themselves safe and to keep themselves healthy.”

The Bipartisan Pro-Choice Legislative Caucus, headed by Sen. Liz Krueger, hosted a Reproductive Rights and Health Information Fair and press conference on May 9. The lawmakers argue that providing information on reproductive rights will counter misinformation that circulates.

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