Community Groups and Candidates Denounce Abortion Ban Proposal


NY STATE SENATE CANDIDATE LEA WEBB,

NYS ASSEMBLYWOMAN DONNA LUPARDO,

COMMUNITY GROUPS & LOCAL LEADERS

DENOUNCE ABORTION BAN PROPOSAL


Now is the Time to Make Reproductive Freedoms a Top Priority in the November Elections

Today, community groups, reproductive rights organizations, and pro-choice candidates running for office this November gathered in front of Family Planning of South Central NY to denounce yesterday's nation-wide abortion ban proposal and to issue a call to action to make reproductive freedoms a top priority.


Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo said, “There is a lot at stake in the upcoming election at every level of government. We need to elect individuals who will actively protect reproductive health and a woman’s right to choose. In New York, I supported the Reproductive Health Act, along with additional protections for providers and people traveling to NY from out of state. And now we are in the process of amending the NYS Constitution to guarantee the right to reproductive healthcare for any individual. While we are fortunate to have the support of a majority of New Yorkers, we must stay vigilant to prevent efforts to undermine the important work we have done.”

Lea Webb said, "We stand here today as elected officials and candidates who are unwavering in our commitment to producing reproductive rights in New York. The threat to these rights is very real and we must support those who will stand up for choice.

At the press conference, event organizers talked about the importance of protecting and expanding reproductive rights means electing leaders who support health care including abortion access at every level of government.

Lori Wahila Democratic candidate and co-lead of Indivisible Binghamton said, "In light of the oppressive Federal abortion ban put forth yesterday by Senator Lindsey Graham, now more than ever we need to elect pro choice candidates to protect our rights. It's a slippery slope when human rights are violated, and we know the GOP won't stop with women's healthcare."

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For Immediate Release: September 14, 2022 Contact: Tess McRae, tess@theparksidegroup.com