New York’s Attorney General Proposes Legislation that Would Turn New York into an Abortion Hub

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New York Attorney General Letitia James unveiled a bill to expand and protect access to abortions in the state.

James is helping to spearhead a piece of legislation called The Reproductive Freedom and Equity Program.

Under the proposal, 50-million dollars in state funds will be funneled to abortion providers across New York.

“We are taking action to make sure that it remains true here in New York, both for people here in New York and in states poised to ban abortions,” said James.

Kristen E. Curran, Director of Government Relations for the New York State Catholic Conference released a statement on the proposal, saying in part: “Now some officials want to make abortion a tourism industry, like Broadway or Niagara Falls, for out-of-state residents.”

The statement continued, “This is appalling. We believe the state should focus on its own residents and making New York a more welcoming culture for women in crisis pregnancies who would choose to keep their babies if only they had the supports and resources they deserve.”