Albany, N.Y., Jan 19, 2019 / 15:01 pm
The bishops of New York decried Thursday the likely passage of the Reproductive Health Act, which would expand abortion access throughout the state, noting it will only increase family suffering.
The bill was first introduced in 2007, but was often blocked by a Republican-led state senate.
The New York state senate recently returned to Democrat-majority control for the first time since 2010, and the bill is widely expected to become law.
The Reproductive Health Act would allow health care professionals like nurse practicioners and physicians assistants to perform abortions, and permit late- abortion at any time throughout pregnancy in case of fetal inviability or "when necessary to protect a patient's life or health."