Gov. Hochul joined by a group of women leaders including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Attorney General Letitia James, and state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Friday.
The governor asking, "when will this stop"-- as a federal judge in Texas has put the future of abortion medication access in doubt. The governor, also calling out Florida governor Ron DeSantis:
"When will this stop... Sick and tired of being treated as though we have no rights. Last night in the dead of night with the stroke of a pen what the governor of Florida did was basically reduce women to having no rights at all.”
Florida’s governor overnight signed a bill that would ban most abortions in his state after 6 weeks.
But the state supreme court would have to overturn a previous precedent on abortion.
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In Albany Friday-- Attorney General Letitia James said her office has filed briefs on behalf of appeals in a federal case that restricts access to certain abortion pills -- the U.S. Supreme Court just issued a ruling that will temporarily protect that access while it weighs the issue.
The governor says if a ban on the pill mifepristone becomes federal law-- the state would support abortion care providers, because she expects more people would seek medical treatment if the pill is unavailable.