THIS WEEK'S QUESTION:
A state lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would put a referendum on the ballot asking all New Yorkers if they would support dividing New York into two separate states. Upstate and Western New York would be one state, and downstate would be another.
Would you support separating New York into two states?
LAST WEEK'S QUESTION:
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Reproductive Health Act on Jan. 22. It took “a giant step forward in the hard-fought battle to ensure a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her own personal health, including the ability to access an abortion,” according to Cuomo.
Those in favor say it establishes the rights afforded to women under the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision into state law, protecting them if a conservative court overturns the landmark case.
Those opposed, including President Trump, say it goes well beyond that and legalizes late-term abortions until the moment of birth.
Section 2 of the bill creates a new Article 25-A of the Public Health Law (PHL), which states that an abortion May be performed by a licensed, certified, or authorized practitioner within 24 weeks from the commencement of pregnancy, or there is an absence of fetal viability, or at any time when necessary to protect a patient's life or health.
To read the entire bill, click here.
Do you support the new law?
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