abortion rights

Rachel Jozef

The Trump administration has proposed notable changes, including what critics call a“gag rule,” to the federal family planning program, Title X.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock considers how Alabama's abortion ban might impact the 2020 election.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a Tuesday vote by Alabama lawmakers effectively banning nearly all abortions in the state. He also comments on reports that House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal won't request President Trump's state tax returns from New York even if a new law permits him to.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a Supreme Court decision temporarily blocking a Louisiana law that would have left the state with only one abortion provider. He also comments on acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's expected testimony before the House Judiciary Committee today, and reports that the National Enquirer blackmailed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. 

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
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Governor Andrew Cuomo is defending New York's new state abortion law after it was criticized by President Donald Trump during Tuesday's State of the Union address.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a New York Times interview in which President Trump said he will proceed on a border wall without lawmakers when funding talks end in two weeks. He also comments on reports that Robert Mueller is preparing another indictment for an associate of Roger Stone. 

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is shrugging off criticism from Roman Catholic leaders over his support of a new state abortion law.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a pair of votes scheduled in the Senate for Thursday on competing bills to end the partial government shutdown. He also comments on New York state legislators passing the Reproductive Health Act to codify Roe v. Wade into state law, and the Supreme Court's first gun rights case in nine years. 

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed, Editor of The Daily Gazette, about New York state legislators passing the Reproductive Health Act on Tuesday to codify Roe v. Wade into state law. The pair also discuss Montgomery County's plans for the demolition of the eastern half of the former Beech-Nut baby food plant in Canajoharie, New York. 

Pro- and anti-Reproductive Health Act protesters chant outside the New York state Senate chamber with voting on the measure underway.
Karen DeWitt

The New York state legislature was voting Tuesday to codify the abortion rights in the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into New York law. Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign it.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses New York state leaders' plans to codify Roe v. Wade into state law, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposal for a commission to review universal health care. He also comments on the government shutdown, which has reportedly cost the American economy almost as much as the $5.7 billion President Trump demands for a southern border wall. 

The state capitol in Albany
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The New York State legislature is poised to approve a bill to codify the abortion rights in the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision into state law. For supporters, including the majority of Senators and Assemblymembers, it’s been a long time coming. But for opponents, it’s a bitter disappointment.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock comments on President Trump's expected address to the nation tonight regarding his desired border wall. He also discusses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Hillary Clinton's rally yesterday for the codification of abortion rights in the state. 

Vermont Statehouse
Photo by Pat Bradley

Democrats in the Vermont Senate are expected to pursue measures in the upcoming session that would ensure a woman's legal right to an abortion in the state.

U.S. Supreme Court
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is upping the stakes in his disagreement with Republicans on the state and federal levels over the right to choose abortion, now that President Trump has announced his choice of conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Cuomo, a Democrat, now says he’ll sue the federal government if the court overturns Roe v. Wade.

File: Governor Andrew Cuomo at Norsk Titanium in Plattsburgh
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For the second day in a row, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo held rallies Tuesday criticizing President Donald Trump’s choice for the U.S. Supreme Court, and urging action on a measure that would protect the right to choose abortion in New York.

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Hoping to keep momentum going from the Women’s March on Washington last month, a rally is scheduled tomorrow in Springfield, Massachusetts.  Another event Saturday in western Massachusetts will raise money for an abortion rights fund.

Vermont Statehouse
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The Vermont Legislature has approved a resolution that affirms abortion rights.

The state Assembly has voted for legislation to codify in New York the abortion rights established by the U.S. Supreme Court, moving it separately this year from a group of bills intended to ensure other women's rights.