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Press Releases / September 9, 2021

Women Mobilize Against Texas Abortion Ban

Today, the National Organization for Women - NY mobilized with members, allies, and elected leaders to send a clear message that the Texas abortion ban is unconstitutional and dangerous to the lives of women and people in need of reproductive healthcare in the U.S. The law, which went into effect on September 1st, is the most extreme ban in effect in the country, ending access to abortion after just six weeks of pregnancy with no exceptions for rape or incest. Since most women don’t even yet know they are pregnant at six weeks, the law effectively ends abortion in the state of Texas.

Press Releases / September 1, 2021

TEXAS BANS MOST ABORTIONS

Texas Senate Bill #SB8 will go into effect on September 1st, ending access to abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and creating a hostile legal environment that would allow anyone to sue abortion providers and “aiders and abetters” in civil court.“ This extreme new ban is an assault on women’s lives and dignity,” said Sonia Ossorio, president of NOW-NY. “It’s unconstitutional, and it sets a dangerous course for many states."

Press Releases / August 24, 2021

NY Governor Kathy Hochul Sets a New Course

Kathy Hochul, the former Congresswoman and Lieutenant Governor, made history today when she was sworn in as the 57th Governor of New York, becoming the first woman to ascend to the highest position in state government.  

Press Releases / August 10, 2021

New York Women Ready for New Leadership

On the heels of an exhaustive investigation that found Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women under state employment and broke the very workplace legal protections he signed into law, the three-time elected Governor resigned today. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul assumes the Governorship in two weeks.

Press Releases / August 6, 2021

Women's Rights Leaders Serving on the NYS Council on Women & Girls Demand Accountability

As leaders of advocacy organizations whose work centers advancing equity for women and girls and who serve on the New York State Council on Women and Girls, we collectively condemn the behavior of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the pattern of sexual harassment outlined in the Attorney General’s investigation. See the full joint statement.