Foster said that the Reproductive Health Act has "nothing to do with women's rights or enhancing women's health," and instead, it would simply make abortion more dangerous by stripping away health and safety regulations on abortionists.
"Under Gov. Cuomo's leadership, New York nail salons will be more regulated than abortion facilities," Foster added.
Foster's comments were echoed by Tom McCluskey, March for Life vice president of government affairs.
McCluskey told CNA that it was "abhorrent" that Cuomo would prioritize abortion legislation during this time, and that this move was "out of step with the mainstream."
"The American consensus has consistently supported limiting abortion to, at most, the first trimester," McCluskey said, pointing out that only six countries allow abortion to occur after the 20th week of pregnancy.
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"[The proposed amendment] is just another example of Democratic extremism that benefits none and hurts our most vulnerable."