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

NY Senate passes historic expansion of abortion rights

Jan. 22, 2019 • syracuse.com

The New York Senate on Tuesday afternoon passed a bill that includes the most significant expansion of abortion rights in the state in almost 50 years.

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

Abortion laws in New York: How they changed with the Reproductive Health Act

Jan. 22, 2019 • Democrat & Chronicle

A long-stalled effort to strengthen abortion rights in New York became reality Tuesday evening when the Legislature easily approved the measure after Republicans stymied it for years. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo immediately signed the Reproductive Health Act into law after Democrats pushed its passage for years.

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

Long-stalled abortion bill passes New York Legislature

Jan. 22, 2019 • Buffalo News

New York lawmakers Tuesday authorized the most sweeping set of protections to the state’s abortion laws in 49 years, raising emotions from advocates and opponents who descended on the state Capitol for most of the day.

The Reproductive Health Act, blocked for years when Republicans controlled the State Senate, easily passed both Democratic-controlled houses.

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

Neighborhood Health to share mobile unit, and reach more Buffalo schoolchildren

Jan. 16, 2019 • Buffalo Business First

Neighborhood Health Center filed plans to spend $8,000 to launch a mobile health unit as an extension clinic. But in a unique twist, the organization isn’t starting something new, but instead using existing, excess capacity at a unit owned by another health provider.

The agency has been approved by federal officials at the Bureau of Primary Health Care to sub-lease an existing van owned by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, which it will use to provide primary care services to low-income children at nine Buffalo Public Schools. 

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

LGBT+ Communities & Resources in Buffalo

Jan. 16, 2019 • Buffalo Rising

Planned Parenthood also offers LGBT services such as education, resources, referrals, including STD testing along with a multitude of other health care essentials.

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

Protecting women's health

Jan. 16, 2019 • CITY Newspaper

The National Organization for Women's Rochester chapter and Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York will present a program marking the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade on Wednesday, January 23.

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

GLOW Women March planned for Jackson Square on Saturday

Jan. 14, 2019 • The Batavian

The Women’s March which took place in Washington, D.C., in 2017 has created interest among women in Genesee County.

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

Gov. Cuomo, legislature promise to pass Reproductive Health Act within 30 days

Jan. 7, 2019 • Rochesterfirst.com

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislature are vowing to pass the Reproductive Health Act within the first 30 days of the legislative session.

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

Congress Lets Landmark Violence Against Women Law Lapse During Budget Extension

Dec. 4, 2018 • Fortune

The Violence Against Women Act first passed in 1994 and will lapse on Dec. 7 for the second time since its passage.

One of the bill’s original co-authors, Democrat Louise Slaughter of New York, died in February. Her elected replacement, Democrat Joe Morelle, pledged on Dec. 3 to fight for the law’s re-authorization this week, reported the Washington, D.C., ABC TV affiliate. Morelle joined the Willow Domestic Violence Center, RESTORE Sexual Assault Services, and Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York to call for its restoration.

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