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What you need to know about the fight for reproductive rights in New York.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul discusses women’s rights at UB

March 18, 2019 • UB Spectrum

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul discussed the importance of gender equality and representation and mentioned UB women’s basketball head coach Felisha Legette-Jack during her brief visit to UB on Friday.

Reine Hauser, Director of Advancement for Erie and Niagara counties’ Planned Parenthood, said she is glad to see the governor protect women’s rights. “We're gratified with the governor's support of all these issues,” Hauser said.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Planned Parenthood creates chatbot to answer questions about sex

March 8, 2019 • WHEC

For some parents, having "the talk" with teens about sex can be difficult. Planned Parenthood has created a tool to help.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Abortion conflict flares up in Batavia 

Feb. 18, 2019 • CITY Newspaper

But one of the fiercest conflicts has been over a woman’s right to safe, legal abortion. And right now, it’s flaring up in the City of Batavia, where officials are deliberating a resident’s request that they send a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo opposing new state laws around abortion.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Batavia City Council Meeting Has Big Turn Out

Feb. 11, 2019 • rochesterfirst.com

More than a hundred people turned out to Batavia's city council meeting tonight to urge councilors to write and send a letter in opposition to Governor Cuomo's reproductive health act, an abortion rights bill.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Cuomo fires back at Trump's criticism of abortion law

Feb. 6, 2019 • rochesterfirst.com

Governor Andrew Cuomo is defending New York's new state abortion law after it was criticized by president trump during his State of the Union address.

"This is a decision with late-term abortion a woman makes under the guidance of a medical professional, so the medical professional will work with this woman in determining if this is possible," said Debora McDell-Hernandez, Planned Parenthood. "It's not something you decide on your own and walk in and say, 'I want a late-term abortion.'"

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Volunteer advocates needed to help sexual assault victims, training begins in March

Jan. 25, 2019 • The Batavian

RESTORE Sexual Assault Services, a program of Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, is recruiting volunteers for an upcoming training cycle in March. There is an urgent need for volunteers in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Lawmakers and organizations react to new abortion law

Jan. 25, 2019 • WENY News

One of the nation's strongest protections for abortion rights was passed this week by New York state lawmakers. 

The Reproductive Health Act codifies rights protected by Roe V. Wade, as well as, other abortion rulings in case they're overturned by the Supreme Court. Planned Parenthood Officials say they're thrilled because the legislation ensures that New Yorkers can have access for needed healthcare throughout the pregnancy.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Reproductive Health Act met with both strong criticism and support

Jan. 24, 2019 • 13 WHAM

Some people are calling it a groundbreaking decision that was years in the making.

Lawmakers said the Reproductive Health Act will further protect a woman's reproductive rights in New York.

On Wednesday night, just a day after the law was signed into existence, a group of people gathered in Rochester to talk about women's rights. People from Rochester NOW and Planned Parenthood of Western and Central New York spoke about a woman's right to access health care.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.

Historic NY abortion vote: How law will change, what it means for women

Jan. 23, 2019 • syracuse.com

New York lawmakers Tuesday plan to pass the most significant changes in 49 years to the state's landmark law that legalized abortion in 1970.

Posted by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, Inc.