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?

Take the NCNow Survey. Results will be posted Monday, Feb. 25.

Click here to take survey.

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 law, click here.

Do you support the new law?

61.2% -- No

36.7% -- Yes

2.1% -- It depends

Total responses: 619

Comments: 228

Here are your comments:

Get rid of Cuomo now!

2/18/2019 6:37 AM

Abortion is murder

2/18/2019 1:49 AM

Abortion is health care and as such a basic human right! Also: why those bizarre quotation marks? Are you implying that the life and health of a woman does not "really" matter? Are the authors of this survey truly unaware of the misogyny of those quotation marks? .

2/17/2019 11:57 PM

Killers.

2/17/2019 11:04 PM

The women of NYS reserve their right to safe and legal reproductive self-determination. Each woman shall be guided by her own conscience. Those who do not believe in legal and safe abortion shall not be forced to terminate pregnancies against their will and those who wish to terminate unwanted pregnancies shall not be forced against their will to carry, birth and tend to unwanted children. All women of childbearing age shall have their rights to reproductive self-determination. Unborn aborted fetuses shall for all practical purposes be considered the same as miscarried fetuses. People shall allow each other privacy in reproductive matters and stop crusading as prochoice or anti choice. Legal and safe reproductive self-determination is and shall remain the law of the land as it must be.

2/17/2019 10:36 PM

Of course I support the law. We all have a basic right to (and responsibility for) the control of our own bodies. No church or agency of the state should dictate otherwise. Discussion about when life begins misses the point that life or its absence is a choice made by persons as soon as they become reproductively capable until the time of actual birth. No-one should dictate control over another's body. To do so is insensitive, self-righteous, and often dogmatic.

2/17/2019 9:05 PM

Yes, I support this law. The decision should be between the woman and her doctors.

2/17/2019 9:03 PM

Cuomo is a baby killer

2/17/2019 7:43 PM

Governor Cuomo is doing the right thing: Again. Roe v is the law of the land and has been for almost fifty years. We are a nation of laws. Period. For those who think it is their right to enter into the private lives of women, you are wrong and do not understand that even IF Roe v. Were overturned, it would not stop any state from deciding the matter for itself. Note: Before Roe v. Abortion was legal in many states...mind your own business and get out of other peoples affairs.

2/17/2019 6:54 PM

Forget what the bill is called, women's reproductive health act or whatever...terminating a birth up to the moment of actual birth is murder. Nazi Germany would be proud of this bill, what say you guv'na when you and others go before our Creator and try to explain this act of murder.

2/17/2019 6:17 PM

It is murder! To think our governor is proud of this is abhorrent.

2/17/2019 5:06 PM

What should be a crime is bringing unwanted children into this world! And if you don't believe in abortion, then don't have one! It's the wording that's getting everyone in an uproar. Don't people know this will "never happen"? With scans and tests early on this won't come about. 92% of abortions are done by 13 weeks. Many of these "single women" are in committed relationships. A large percentage are married. A large percentage of women have other children. Does anyone really want abortion? No! An stop blaming the woman. Some are forced by parents or men to have one. But no female should be forced to carry or birth a child. And they are not providers for the infertile. If someone can't have kids, that's their problem. The emphasis should be on birth control. All these old men that say they don't want to pay for poor women's birth control pills... Then when the kid is born and on benefits, they complain about that. All these men who have a side piece that falls pregnant; do you think they have these kids? Think again. The option solely belongs to the woman.

2/17/2019 3:25 PM

What a bunch of freaks the Dems are,it will only get worse than this.....go TRUMP build that wall higher and please help New York state

2/17/2019 2:56 PM

Gov Cuomo signed a murder act

2/17/2019 10:23 AM

The government has to get the hell out of women’s bodies!

2/17/2019 10:00 AM

Amazing dehumanization on display here. Cats and dogs have more right to life than a newborn. The elderly, or anyone declared a "useless eater" will soon become a target for this thing called "choice."

2/17/2019 9:53 AM

Heart breaking to think someone could abort a beautiful baby. Praying for forgiveness for those who do. God is our judge! He will not let this go unnoticed.

2/17/2019 9:35 AM

I don’t support any law that involves murder. That’s what it is.

2/17/2019 9:04 AM

It further endorses murder

2/17/2019 7:12 AM

Very sad day for NY. Especially babies.

2/17/2019 6:16 AM

I abhor this new extreme & grotesque law! The wording of this poll is misleading, the law states an abortion is now legal through the 24th week of pregnancy and right up until birth if the abortion is "necessary” to protect the patient's life or health or there is an absence of "fetal viability" or the ability for the fetus to survive outside the womb. This means if a woman at 39 weeks is depressed about the prospect of raising a child and wants an abortion, she has a legal right to it. After 24 weeks, fetal humans are considered viable, meaning they can survive outside the womb, with interventions in over 50% of cases. Abortions after this point are killing a child who would likely be able to survive if delivered. Over 1000 obstetricians, gynecologists and medical researchers have agreed that no abortion in these circumstances is necessary to save the life of the mother. All language regarding abortion has been cut from the penal code and the new provisions were moved to the public health law. There is now no law against the “involuntary termination” of a pregnancy, let alone a law against fetal homicide; this means that a woman whose child is killed prenatally in an assault or car accident can’t prosecute the killer in New York State. In New York now infants born alive after an abortion procedure will get no protection; we’re left with a state law unwilling to admit personhood to a born child, if the circumstance of its birth is an attempted abortion. Instead, it opens the door for doctors to kill such a child to make it a “successful” abortion. The word for that is infanticide. Infanticide and abortion are about power. The ultimate power. It is about the power to determine who lives and who dies. The Act also dramatically increases the pool of potential abortion practitioners in the state; at minimum, nurse practitioners can now perform abortions or prescribe abortifacients and physician assistants can do the same under supervision. It is unclear whether or not midwives can now perform abortions. Perversely, New York’s new abortion law now returns women to the back-alley standard by permitting non-physicians to perform even the inherently dangerous late-term abortions.

2/17/2019 2:47 AM

The Reproductive Health Act needs to go further with the time allowed for abortion. Extend the timeframe for abortion to 18 years old. If a child isn't showing signs of "fetal viability" or ability to survive outside the womb before the child reaches age of 18, then the mother should have the legal option to abort the child "late term" saving years of burden on her and society as well as protecting the mother's life, to include physical, mental, emotional and financial well being.

2/16/2019 10:29 PM

This bill legalizes infanticide

2/16/2019 10:09 PM

Read the bible, it's murder

2/16/2019 9:37 PM

This is murder no matter how you look at it! Taking a life is not what were here for.

2/16/2019 8:49 PM

One day there will be no doubt that human life begins at conception. I hope that day is soon.

2/16/2019 5:48 PM

Murder of our children is never to be supported.

2/16/2019 2:04 PM

Every woman deserves the right to make her own decisions seeking support as needed. No one should be telling any woman that she isn’t capable of deciding such personal decisions for herself. Protect our right to choose!!

2/16/2019 12:28 PM

Late term abortion is simply murder ... If the woman is in danger do a C-section not abort

2/16/2019 12:27 PM

Ending the life of a child developing in the womb is not the answer!

2/16/2019 12:09 PM

FUAC

2/16/2019 11:47 AM

What kind of monster would carry a baby for 9 months and then decide to abort? It seems to me that the wrong person life is coming to an end. I honestly don't understand why any law maker would agree to that idiot we have running the state, it must be about votes so he can stay in office

2/16/2019 10:27 AM

It is not her body, choose before it is an "issue"

2/16/2019 9:04 AM

NYS will be the abortion capital of North America. So sad. Disguised as a "health bill", it is legalizing killing for nearly any reason. So if labor is hurting my health, I can just have the attending provider kill the baby and get it over with. I know this is an extreme case, but now anything is possible in NY and my tax dollars are supporting this!

2/16/2019 8:59 AM

Under no circumstance should anyone have the right to murder a defenseless child.

2/16/2019 8:54 AM

Renounced!

2/16/2019 8:53 AM

Get rid of Cuomo!

2/16/2019 6:59 AM

What about the rights of the unborn child. The couple should take precautions before conception. The unborn is a human being and this is murder. As horrific as Hitler!

2/15/2019 9:40 PM

Forcing women to carry miscarriages to term is inhumane. Allowing women to access safe late term abortions will protect women from extreme physical and emotional pain.

2/15/2019 9:08 PM

Grateful to live in a state where women's reproductive health is valued and protected.

2/15/2019 8:28 PM

Why are the words "necessary" and "fetal viability" in quotes? They are clear language with clear meaning that you seem to label as bogus with your quotes.

2/15/2019 8:25 PM

Less than 1% of pregnant women require an abortion to save the mother's life in case of a complication or health issue.This abortion is strictly for convenience, and it degrades the value of human life by treating viable babies as being expendable. In short, it's murder.

2/15/2019 6:37 PM

Because as a woman, I believe that since it is my body, I should have the choice. Plain and simple. Women don't get to make laws/rules concerning men's bodies, so why should it be the other way? I honestly don't know why this debate is still happening.

2/15/2019 5:19 PM

I support it completely!

2/15/2019 4:39 PM

NY went too far. Cuomo hates Trump and thinks this is an attack against Trump. All over the fear of Roe V Wade being overturned, this type of law will be the catalyst that causes the over turning of Roe V Wade.

2/15/2019 3:23 PM

Andrew Cuomo sinks to another low!!!! Rates with the likes of Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini Butcher of New York

2/15/2019 3:00 PM

When is everyone in newyork city going to realize Andrew Cuomo is a an idiot

2/15/2019 2:46 PM

Absolutely yes.

2/15/2019 2:30 PM

Sickening-murder no matter what you want to call it.

2/15/2019 1:38 PM

I support a women's choice to make their own health care decisions

2/15/2019 12:02 PM

Why would anyone wait 24 weeks to have an abortion?

2/15/2019 9:53 AM

Abortions should be safe, legal and rare. Thorough sex education would help a great deal.

2/15/2019 8:01 AM

All life needs to be protected!

2/15/2019 5:24 AM

I am ashamed and embarrassed to say I'm from NY. No wonder everyone is leaving this state!

2/15/2019 3:23 AM

Babies are surviving earlier and earlier outside the womb thanks to medical innovations. There is no reason to abort a baby in the 3rd trimester. Many OB/gyns are confirming this.

2/14/2019 9:58 PM

If you don't believe in abortions, don't get one. Otherwise, people should have the choice to either get them or not

2/14/2019 9:35 PM

There is nothing in this bill that protects or helps women. Abortion is never a “need”. Why not pass bills that force telling the truth about what abortion is and what it does to the mother and family left with a dead baby on their conscience. How about forcing Planned Parenthood to start telling the truth that the “tissue” is a baby and offering real choices. I have heard from many women that go to PP pregnant and just looking for help but get turned away if they don’t choose abortion. How is that for choice??!! This law is just another big lie by our government socialists. Murder!

2/14/2019 8:36 PM

If you find yourself against this law that protects pregnant women from suffering/possible death and the doctors who care for them, consider from another standpoint. What if you were a parent and your daughter is pregnant but later in the pregnancy, the doctors discover a very serious, potentially life threatening abnormality that could take your daughter's life if the baby is not aborted. That is what this law is all about protecting. It is not about a woman deciding late in pregnancy that she is "just not ready for a baby" or decides she doesn't want it. It is specifically to protect women in instances where mother, baby or both are at serious risk for complications. We are living in a modern world where we rarely (and thankfully so) experience young mothers dying before, during or following childbirth. Once upon a time, this was a much more common event. With modern medicine, we must create, update and protect procedures that in the end, save lives. Young children shouldn't have to lose their mothers due to a medical emergency that a law could have protected her from. If you don't believe this, read the entire bill! Think of the women in your lives and think about what it would be like to watch them suffer with a dead baby inside them for several months, or worse yet, watch them die before you because a procedure that would have saved their lives was "immoral and illegal". Think outside the box, think about the women you love.

2/14/2019 8:19 PM

North country now

2/14/2019 7:54 PM

If a person shook a baby after it was born, that person would go to jail but the bill says right up to the time of birth that a woman can abort is insane!!

2/14/2019 7:46 PM

Of course not. The right to life trumps the alleged right of a woman to decide after the fact that she doesn't want the baby she conceived.

2/14/2019 5:16 PM

Proof of life is a heartbeat. Proof of death is the cessation of heartbeat. Murder is murder! The Democrats are a sick group of communists.

2/14/2019 4:45 PM

Perhaps Cuomo should have been aborted! The only reason a person should have an abortion would be if the mother was in danger. Abortion is MURDER no matter how you look at it. With all the methods of birth control today, people should not be getting pregnant unwillingly. Our world is becoming a crazy place. Aborting babies is not the answer.

2/14/2019 3:34 PM

Murder is murder

2/14/2019 2:47 PM

Who supports the human baby

2/14/2019 1:51 PM

New York public education. $21,206 per student per year x 87,325 annual # of NY abortions x 12 years of school k-12 = 22.2 Billion education dollars saved every year by the NY government sanctioning and encouraging, even worshipping child sacrifice, and committing 87,325 abortions annually. Yeah, that's sick but we are still just scratching the surface. Think of all the other social services which save money by murdering hated children, Medicare, foster care, subsidized higher Ed, even penal costs to name some. Follow the money, find the dead bodies stacking up. The Devil pays his little dividends and we are addicted like heroin addicts. Believing people can attain worthwhile benefits by spilling the blood of their little ones, is a demonic religion, just like the human sacrifice religions of old. Psalms 106:37-38 (KJV) Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood

2/14/2019 12:28 PM

This is a barbaric law allowing the killing of perfectly formed and innocent children.Shame on the NY Legislature and Giv.Cuomo.

2/14/2019 12:21 PM

It’s murder

2/14/2019 11:28 AM

Should be added that women using child after child should be sterilized after #3

2/14/2019 11:02 AM

People need to read and, more importantly, understand what the bill states. Even though you clarified the language in your poll question, diehard anti-choice fanatics will disregard that and still pounce on the "late-term" and "moments before birth" sound bites, that have absolutely no place in reality. People are so close minded its both funny and disgusting at the same time. Wish I could insert an eye roll emoji here..

2/14/2019 10:12 AM

Murdering children! What is next, murdering the sick and disabled?

2/14/2019 9:06 AM

Abortion is Murder

2/14/2019 8:52 AM

Late term abortion is murder, no way around it! People who commit this crime should be in jail just as any other circumstance of murder!

2/14/2019 8:43 AM

I am old enough to remember a time before Roe v. Wade and women died because they could not get a timely or safe abortion.

2/14/2019 8:10 AM

Until you walk in the shoes of a woman (and her spouse) who has to make such a difficult, you do not understand the sacrifice made during these difficult decisions.

2/14/2019 8:08 AM

Absolutely not! Totally barbaric practice endorsed by people who call themselves "progressive". I don't know how they sleep at night!

2/14/2019 7:47 AM

Yes. Its not going to be done willy nilly, After 24 wks the only abortions will be done when necessary to save the mother's life and if the fetus is dead or not apt to live.

2/14/2019 6:59 AM

If planned parenthood never gave such a huge "donation" this law would not of been passed. Its plain out right murder of the most innocent victim.Heartless and cruel.

2/14/2019 2:41 AM

Crazy devil's minion.

2/13/2019 9:23 PM

It's murder

2/13/2019 9:12 PM

Life begins at conception. It should be protected.

2/13/2019 8:40 PM

I think women should have a majority say in this.

2/13/2019 8:07 PM

Abortion is the barbaric murder of our precious unborn children! Medical innovation has eliminated the need for this horrific procedure!

2/13/2019 7:51 PM

Infanticide should never be ok

2/13/2019 6:55 PM

It is murder

2/13/2019 6:49 PM

Murder is not healthcare

2/13/2019 6:41 PM

It’s insane! Barbaric infantacide!!

2/13/2019 6:21 PM

No, this is way to extreme. I feel a woman should have the right to abort if she chooses up to a certain point. Not up until the baby is to be born on its own. To kill a baby on purpose during delivery is killing a baby.

2/13/2019 6:11 PM

Women have a right to choose.

2/13/2019 6:01 PM

Damn Cuomo. First you want to strap them down all safe and secure on busses. Now you want to terminate them before they can even get to ride a bus. I gues it would save on having to by newer busses with seat belts.

2/13/2019 5:40 PM

To bad Cuomo wasent aborted, that’s all I have to say about that

2/13/2019 3:58 PM

Democrats are the party of open borders and death.

2/13/2019 3:45 PM

Killing babies is against the law.

2/13/2019 3:01 PM

Yes, but the NYS law is redundant. If the law of the land is based on Roe vs. Wade, then a state law is meaningless unless the national law changes. If the Supreme Court over throws its Roe vs. Wade decision at some point, then that will become the law of the land. What does the word “United” mean in USA anyway ? All laws are subject to interpretation and change over time based on a reprinted majority view (democracy).

2/13/2019 2:36 PM

This law is criminal. It allows the killing of a human being. As we all know, it is now a form of "birth control" that limits the number of children born to poor or unserved women.

2/13/2019 2:24 PM

The contentions of "those opposed" are generally lies and/or distortions. But we all knew that.

2/13/2019 2:10 PM

I had a late abortion because my baby’s fatal birth defects weren’t detactable on earlier scans. It was expensive, physically painful, and emotionally devastating, but my husband and I felt it was the most humane choice because our baby’s heart and lungs were so malformed that carrying her to term would have caused her death to be terrifying and painful, instead of relatively peaceful. It was still a terrible choice to have to make. Every child’s death is a tragedy; no one understands that more than parents who have to make the awful choice to end a pregnancy rather than see their baby suffer. I’m glad this new law protects them at a terrible time in their lives.

2/13/2019 12:46 PM

The women obtaining a late-term abortion are women that loved and wanted their child, only to find out that their own life or the life of the unborn child was at risk. This is the hardest, worst decision they have ever had to make. This should not be politicized by anti-choice rhetoric, which implies that women will line up to abort healthy babies.

2/13/2019 12:36 PM

Must be ok to kill people you haven't seen yet.

2/13/2019 12:29 PM

All abortion is murder.

2/13/2019 11:14 AM

What happened to "safe, legal, and rare"?

2/13/2019 11:02 AM

Uncle Andy going off the rail again.

2/13/2019 10:46 AM

Cuomo is evil and should be excommunicated from the Catholic Church.Who decides whether it is "necessary to protect the patient's life or health"? What is meant by health? Is that mental health? So if the woman is afraid to care for a baby and shows mental distress, is that enough to abort? Who makes that decision? Are other options presented to her at that point? Today's colleges and universities want to blur the line between mental and physical health in order to control behavior. This appears an extension of that control.

2/13/2019 9:33 AM

Disgusting!

2/13/2019 9:32 AM

All life needs to be protected and respected. I am not a religious person, but all living things have the right to life - including animals and unborn humans. It would be very hypocritical to be pro-life and argue that a microscopic ball of human cells has the right to live, but a sentient creature like a cow, pig, turkey, deer do not have those same rights because they are “delicious”. It would also be hypocritical for the Pro-Choice advocates to argue for protection of living sentient non-human animals, but that a human fetus does not deserve protection. Too many people are hypocritical over the right to life issue - An unborn human with a face is the same as a lamb/pig/chicken/calf - their lives are not worth more or less, and they do not want to die. It is hypocritical to argue that a microscopic human is sentient and has a soul, but then eat a hamburger. It is hypocritical to argue a woman’s right to chose to end the life of her unborn child, but then criticize others for causing the suffering and death of innocent “food animals”. Americans have become so selfish and materialistic that they argue for regulations that only benefit themselves instead of considering the needs of every living being on this planet.

2/13/2019 8:43 AM

Wholeheartedly. This is a testament to the fact that a woman's choice is her OWN and no one else's. The only thing that any anti-choice law does is force women to go to "back room" abortionists. Nothing will ever stop abortions.. And nothing should stop women from making their own decisions about a personal matter. And there is absolutely no reason that a safe, proven medical procedure should be denied someone.

2/13/2019 8:32 AM

This is not reproductive rights it is infanticide!

2/13/2019 8:25 AM

Pro choice. Women's right and it also prioritizes and makes clear abortion law in NY. The pro lifers are not really pro life but pro birth without giving access to any way to help the continued success of the child after birth. The fact this is an argument at all or a discussion proves how backwards we as a nation are becoming. But of course the red hat and massive conservatives will be in a tizzy about things and threaten those who support the bill. Pro life indeed eh "If you're so pro-life, then maybe you should protest grave yards." -Bill Hicks

2/13/2019 8:12 AM

Everyone how voted for Cuomo this is what you got its only going to get bad

2/13/2019 7:55 AM

King Chodemo strikes again

2/13/2019 7:30 AM

Its murder.

2/13/2019 7:26 AM

Baby killer

2/13/2019 6:57 AM

A driver will not be able to implement this alone on a school bus full of children.

2/13/2019 6:00 AM

It's a living creature. Killing a fetus is wrong.

2/13/2019 2:34 AM

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If you are referring to literal infanticide, this governor is acting like a dictator. Even abandoned kittens and puppies get more compassion and attention than these voiceless and innocent babies.

2/13/2019 1:16 AM

Yes! It's Awesome! Pro Choice all the Way! Screw Conservatives!

2/13/2019 12:08 AM

Keep your laws off women's bodies!

2/12/2019 10:25 PM

If you take Cuomo’s brains and that of an donkey the donkey will win every time

2/12/2019 8:27 PM

I believe that anyone considering an (especially late term)abortion should have to watch a video of one being done. I had an abortion years ago; the knowledge does does not go away. So many people want to adopt.

2/12/2019 7:08 PM

There is sero reason for having an abortion this late! This bill is murder plain and simple! No way of spinning it! Anyone who supports this garbage is truly the scum of the earth!

2/12/2019 6:34 PM

No!

2/12/2019 6:20 PM

Gods will be done.

2/12/2019 6:00 PM

Your presentation of this doesn't tell it all. Put the whole truth out there. No to abortion. There are other choices.

2/12/2019 5:13 PM

At 24 weeks it is murder

2/12/2019 5:11 PM

Although abortion isn't good, forcing a child to be born into a bad life is worse, if you don't want abortion, give free any type wanted birth control to any person any age any mental state. Giving birth is a privilege not a right.

2/12/2019 4:47 PM

There is no limit to when in a pregnancy an abortion can be done. In fact the woman can be in labor with the baby halfway out and it can still be killed. Interestingly, in Virginia there is consideration of legalizing killing the baby after birth if the mother and Dr. Agree. That's just a logical next small step. The Nazi's were also good at killing baby's selectively.

2/12/2019 4:29 PM

Murder is murder!

2/12/2019 4:12 PM

I am a woman and Andrew Cuomo doe snot speak for me. His policies show reckless disregard for the safety of the general public.

2/12/2019 4:09 PM

Commence the religious jargon and comments from the holy members of the community who will not read the bill or have any idea what medical issues arise during pregnancies. Let's not forget those who have an opinion about this, but won't go out and help their neighbors. Here we go.....

2/12/2019 3:56 PM

The 24th week of pregnancy is far too late! A baby could live outside the womb at that point. Who decides it's necessary? If a late term abortion is performed the mother is going to have to go through birthing that child. Is that necessary too? And if that baby won't survive outside the womb, why is an abortion necessary? Let's kill the baby in the womb so no one else has to go through watching it suffer? I would rather hold my baby, even if only for minutes, and give him or her comfort while things take place if there is nothing that can be done. There are far too many stories where people say my son/daughter was almost born with this disease or that diagnosis and those babies live to see successful lives. We can't save everyone but I would give all the babies a chance if i could. On the other hand, I do support a woman's right to choose, however i believe we must protect unborn babies rights' as well. 24 weeks is too late for an abortion in my opinion.

2/12/2019 3:35 PM

Once a baby's heartbeat is present, there is life in t

2/12/2019 3:29 PM

Infanticide is cruel and takes the life of a human being who cannot fend for themselves. This practice must be ended!

2/12/2019 2:20 PM

He needs to go

2/12/2019 2:13 PM

Our governor and the legislature celebrate murdering babies.

2/12/2019 1:52 PM

No, what's next up, euthanizing the handicapped, the sick, the elderly, or anyone who the gov't determines shouldn't live?? But wait, let's spare the lives of those that commit the most heinous of crimes...what a truly godless country we've become....Absolutely sickening.....

2/12/2019 1:39 PM

Aborting a baby at full term is murder!

2/12/2019 1:39 PM

I support People minding their own business and staying out of other people private parts

2/12/2019 1:11 PM

Abortion ONLY when the mother's life is in danger. Nobody reads the whole article.

2/12/2019 12:22 PM

Right to Choose is to choose whether or not you have sex in the first place.

2/12/2019 11:39 AM

Think about it! It is murder! Thanks Dems!

2/12/2019 11:16 AM

I think its amazing that women have that right!

2/12/2019 10:57 AM

Cuomo you are a heartless poor excuse of a human being. Would you allow your daughter to abort at 7 months?

2/12/2019 10:50 AM

One of the primary justifications for the vindication of Roe vs. Wade originally was that women would no longer seek back-room abortions. Read the new law -- abortions no longer have to be performed by a Dr.

2/12/2019 10:19 AM

All life is precious.

The misinformation surrounding this bill is staggering. It's making it seem like it provides abortion with zero limitations when that is the exact opposite of what it does.

2/12/2019 9:43 AM

People should have the right. To chose,,,,,,

2/12/2019 9:24 AM

I support a woman's right to choose. Not necessarily abortion, but her right to control her body.

2/12/2019 9:00 AM

Has anyone been reading the loony letters to the editor on this subject? The responses to this question will constitute definitive proof that the North Country is populated by ignorant pinheads. People who deny science, claim the earth is flat, think non-whites and non-hetero people should be burned at the stake, etc. will insist that some book that was written as fiction to control the masses and then rewritten to subjugate even more people is profoundly true. The human race will improve the minute religion ceases to be a factor in peoples decision-making. That there are still people who think Noah's Ark is real but human caused climate change is a hoax, tells us all we need to know.

2/12/2019 8:43 AM

Only someone with an agenda to not see the truth would believe a baby could be aborted the day before birth.

2/12/2019 8:36 AM

The bill was poorly thought out. There has already been one charge of murder of an unborn baby dropped because it was compromised by this bill. What ever you think of abortion it is nothing to cheer about. Those women should be ashamed.

2/12/2019 8:26 AM

Life Begins At Conception..... No new laws ... The ones we have are bad enough.

2/12/2019 8:23 AM

The baby should have more rights than the mother, because the mother can choose to, or not to have sex.

2/12/2019 7:29 AM

It's murder.

2/12/2019 6:59 AM

If it is the same as Roe v Wade it is not necessary.

2/11/2019 8:37 PM

Baby killers!

2/11/2019 8:28 PM

Seriously, do you think I care what Trump thinks? This should be a women's personal decision and all the bigoted religious idiots should keep their noses out of it and take care of their own souls.

2/11/2019 8:10 PM

Women have the right not to have sex. Women have the right not to get pregnant. BUT once a woman is pregnant, there are two human beings involved. A woman does not have the right to kill her unborn child. Society has greatly changed since the 1930s & 40s. There are numerous organizations which are ready to help a pregnant woman of any age financially, emotionally, and in any other way to have her baby. No one needs to die not the mother and not the baby. In the rare instances when a mother's life is in danger, the goal is to save both lives. If in the course of events, the baby dies, it is not intentional. Humanity will be lost if we continue to kill our children. Unselfish love is the only answer. God help us. 61 million babies dead. The worst holocaust ever.

2/11/2019 8:05 PM

I do not agree with abortions in late trimester up to point of birth !

2/11/2019 8:00 PM

If you support this kind of action, you are a special kind of heartless evil and I'm guessing you would never support this being done to puppies or kittens. I hope you burn in hell!!

2/11/2019 7:46 PM

No, hell no. Cuomo needs to step down.

2/11/2019 7:23 PM

Cuomo has made our state the laughingstock of the country. Killing babies does not help womens healthcare.

2/11/2019 6:58 PM

Next thing to supporting murder! There was nothing wrong with the one they had

2/11/2019 6:46 PM

Anyone that can kill a baby is sick. I don't like this late term abortion. I was young when I got pregnant and hid it until I knew I was safe from my parents, who I thought would force me to get an abortion. That baby has made a difference in this world he is now a very successful surgeon. It would not have been possible if late term abortion was in effect. Thank God it wasn't. But now these babies don't have a chance. Cuomo is a sick man who will do anything for a vote.

2/11/2019 6:37 PM

Absolutly not cuomo is a moron

2/11/2019 6:36 PM

New York already has a much higher abortion rate than the average in the nation and this new law will make it much easier. It should be very, very, difficult to obtain an abortion....maybe only by court order.

2/11/2019 6:16 PM

I believe abortion should be an option during the first trimester unless a catastrophic deformity or an inherited genetic fault is detected. If a woman's health is in jeopardy I feel it would be her choice in a later period in her pregnancy. I do not believe any doctor is performing abortions on viable babies and killing them- that is ridiculous- and smacks of propaganda tactics.

2/11/2019 5:35 PM

Yes in support. In 1995 after my first pregnancy, I knew I did not want more children. I was told I could not have my tubes tied until after I had a second child. In 2003, all through my second pregnancy, I said I wanted my tubes tied. Doctors blamed it on hormones, and that I would change my mind. After I delivered my second child, again I requested my tubes tied. The doctor stated I haven't given birth to girls yet (a fact I'm well aware of), don't you want girls? I told him there were plenty in my family, I know what they're like. He asks what my husband's thoughts were on this, I told him I'm not married. He stated, well what about your boyfriend? I told the doctor if my boyfriend wants anymore kids, he can go bother someone else! I knew I did not want children. To have the doctor or significant other to have first dibbs over rights of my body (over me!) Is disgusting. This makes some women feel like they are a puppy mill factory when people suggest to put the baby up for adoption. Guys don't liked being kicked in the nuts and won't ask for another. What makes anyone think all women enjoy reproducing? There is no reason why it has taken until 1993 for married women to legally be able to refuse sex from their husbands, and now 2019 still fighting to say no, we don't want kids! Guys, find someone else!

2/11/2019 5:29 PM

Please get to the polls so we can abort our Governor

2/11/2019 5:25 PM

How about a bill to impeach the dictator?

2/11/2019 5:24 PM

Women deserve a right to choose.

2/11/2019 4:58 PM

The key here is that the new law ensures a woman's right to make her own decisions about her body. When men can get pregnant, they can then be involved in lawmaking related to an adult's body. Until that day, let a woman decide for herself!

2/11/2019 4:26 PM

Abortion is one thing , this law went way too far, cuomo is an example of a godless liberal , it's time for a seperate upstate state!

2/11/2019 3:57 PM

Shame on cuomo ! Murder... And shame on the legislators who voted yes. Murder !! Former democrat

2/11/2019 3:54 PM

This law allows premeditated murder to be legal. Cuomo is pure Evil.

2/11/2019 3:49 PM

Legalized murder. Welcome to the Soviet Union !

2/11/2019 3:36 PM

Its very obvious there are quite a few NY lawmakers who should have been aborted!

2/11/2019 3:26 PM

Yes a thousand times yes. In my own birth, had induction before due date not been legal, I would not be here to write this. Truly, thank you, Gov. Cuomo, for looking out for women in this state, and not falling victim to the ridiculous religious right! I'll be a proud New Yorker to the end, where I know my rights will be safe!

2/11/2019 3:12 PM

I am afraid that now states will try to "one-up" each other. And we already saw a man, who attacked a pregnant woman, not be charged with the death of the baby based on the wording of this law. Sad, tragic, disgusting, atrocity.

2/11/2019 3:06 PM

People need to mind their own business

2/11/2019 3:05 PM

I have a question for the yes voters. Were you happy your mother didn't have an abortion?

2/11/2019 3:01 PM

Disgusting. It's legalized murder.

2/11/2019 2:52 PM

What someone else does with their body is not my business nor anyone else's. If someone has a moral quandry about it on a personal level, then fine, don't get an abortion or live with the consequences of your actions. Look at how many stupid humans are created every year by decent people making bad decisions and interbreeding with idiots.

2/11/2019 2:48 PM

Thank You Governor Cuomo! We are so lucky to have a Governor that recognizes women as human beings, perfectly capable of making decisions about what to do with their own bodies. It's really so simple: if you don't want an abortion, don't have one. No need to take the choice away. This shouldn't even be a political issue but since it is, I am so grateful New York State has Governor Cuomo!

2/11/2019 2:42 PM

I am no longer a Democrat

2/11/2019 2:39 PM

Absolutely, I support it. STAY OUT OF WOMEN"S REPRODUCTIVE CHOICES! The wording of this poll question perpetuates the false notion that late term abortions are done for no good reason. I would further ask, why did you put "necessary" and "fetal viability" in quotation marks? IMO that shows your bias against the law.

2/11/2019 2:22 PM

Dicktator Cuomo is at it again; bottom line, dicktator Cuomo is against anything Trump and/or Republicans are for! Let's summarize: big gov't, gestopo tactics, total control of the state's population, excessive gun control, illegal overnight passing gun laws, among the highest of the country's taxes, receding businesses and population, sanctuary cities, open borders, more higher taxes, anti-manufacturing (remember "Free Trade" and the loss of many upstate NY jobs), all the crooked nys politicians (those found out & those still not found out), that's nys in summary! I know, there's a lot more I could have listed, but these are most pertinent. If New Yorkers want to preserve Democracy as they have enjoyed most of their lives, it's now time to get rid of the dicktator and put the GOP in control, and realize that not all of our politicians (GOP & DEMS) are "bought and paid for by the money & power brokers" of both NYS & the country. Good Luck New Yorkers . . . Get rid of the dicktator! Jhd

2/11/2019 2:20 PM

Absolutely NOT!

2/11/2019 1:42 PM

So much potential in a human life.

2/11/2019 1:31 PM

There is absolute truth in this world that far outweigh's an individual's personal opinion. A heartbeat, vital organs, the ability to grow and feel paid all seem to point to the truth that a fetus is a living being, and should be given the right to life. "A person's a person no matter how small."

2/11/2019 1:11 PM

What other people choose to do with their bodies is none of my concern. Furthermore, until all of the parent-less children living in the foster care system are adopted, we shouldn't be lobbying for more unwanted children to be born.

2/11/2019 12:51 PM

It is a very wicked law. We need to repent and turn to God.

2/11/2019 12:45 PM

Anyone who supports this should be ashamed and I hope they rot in hell!

2/11/2019 12:26 PM

Hope Cuomo isn't allowed to go to catholic church again!!

2/11/2019 12:19 PM

Unequivocally no…as it is not a far slip from abortion to infanticide. It was a disgusting display of celebration from the pro death cult that infests the New York Democratic Party passing whatever law they want. What next…the elderly, or whoever they deem not worthy of life? I think this is how the Nazis celebrated their eugenics program. New York State’s New Abortion Law Withholds Liberty and Justice from the Most Vulnerable “It is a sad and evil day when the murder of our most innocent and vulnerable is celebrated with such overwhelming exuberance.” Https://www.epm.org/blog/2019/Jan/28/new-york-abortion-law

2/11/2019 11:57 AM

Read the law. It is not what you think.

2/11/2019 11:40 AM

I don't see where this is different from the previous laws. There should be no restrictions thru the 6th month; after that life of the mother or severe defects in the fetus. Sounds reasonable to me.

2/11/2019 11:21 AM

My body, my choice. This does not allow women to capriciously abort late term pregnancies, however, it does allow mothers to protect their own health if the fetus isn't viable. It is a tough enough decision for women as it is...

2/11/2019 11:17 AM

Murder is murder

2/11/2019 11:07 AM

I am a guy. I support people making their own choices. If you don't want an abortion, don't have one, but don't tell me I can't, if I could!. It's not a person until it's born on it's birth date.

2/11/2019 10:49 AM

Absolutely support any women's right to make the decision for herself.

2/11/2019 10:35 AM

No, I do not support the new law. The new law establishes an option of abortion throughout the whole pregnancy beyond saving the mother's life or for fetal viability. The inclusion of "health" in the new law is not defined and would therefore constitute all manners of health, including physical, mental and emotional. Therefore, a woman could choose to have an abortion all the way up to the day of birth if she said the pregnancy is worrying or stressing her out (emotional) or she doesn't think she will be a good parent (mental) or the pregnancy is giving her headaches (physical). Such reasons would constitute her to be able to secure an abortion, even up to the day of birth. Such language and clause in the law is dangerous and shouldn't constitute being able to abort the child. This new law reinforces the principal that a baby in the womb isn't a human person until it exits the woman and therefore it does not have any rights until birth. Such ideology and law runs against natural law and the basis for which our country was built.

2/11/2019 10:34 AM

Cuomo and his sidekick Schumer are going to hell.

2/11/2019 10:13 AM

It's murder - plain & simple. If there is a heartbeat, there is life. If you take that life away..it's murder. Sick liberals are only worried about law-breaking illegal immigrants, calling it "inhumane" to not let them come or stay illegally, yet think it's ok to end an innocent baby's life? How twisted is that? No, I would never support this stupid "act".

2/11/2019 10:11 AM

It is infanticide -murder. When a pregnant woman if murdered, the assassin is convicted of double homicide. How can this law not cause murder and the person doing the abortion not be convicted of the crime of murder?

2/11/2019 9:35 AM

I would not describe this as a "giant step forward". Exactly the opposite. It is just another example of moral degradation within society. I wonder how "professing Christians" reconcile with themselves at the end of the day when they know that they have just murdered something so precious in the sight of God. I also wonder what percentage of young women are haunted when they mature and ponder what they have done. Especially if their daughters or sons try so hard to have a baby of their own and can not. When judgement day comes, you will have nobody to blame. Then What?

2/11/2019 9:29 AM

Most abortions done, do not nor would qualify under the above restrictions.

2/11/2019 9:27 AM

Women and girls do not need politicians to make these difficult and often heartbreaking decisions for them. This needs to stay between woman and her doctor. Liberty and freedom apply to women and girls too, right?

2/11/2019 9:16 AM

Some cases yes, some cases no. I personally, do not give a "rat's Patoot!"

2/11/2019 9:13 AM

With the turn the feds are taking, it won't be long before women are plunged back into the dark ages, turning to back-room procedures and facing death unless you're rich enough to be able to afford medical services that will call your abortion a D&C or something. Just a wake up call to women everywhere, soon we'll be back to paying cash out of packet for birth control pills as the Republicans work to take away women's rights everywhere.

2/11/2019 8:58 AM

Andrew cuomo should be ashamed of himself; as well as all the people clapping behind him the day the bill was signed. I do not know how he can justify killing an innocent baby.I didnt vote for him and he does nothing for upstate ny ; unfortunately we are stuck with him. All i can say is one day you will answer before God for your actions and karma will prevail.

2/11/2019 8:45 AM

Don't support this or any abortion ,unless the mothers health is in extreme physical jepordy, Otherwise abortion to have abortion is child murder .. ,Once a the heart is beating the child is alive and should have a chance at life .. But the dicktator signed it into law and being a catholic must make it alright for him to sleep at night

2/11/2019 8:42 AM

Another scumbag move by queen Andy

2/11/2019 8:42 AM

No, no, no, no

2/11/2019 8:41 AM

Yes - it is good to have the options for individuals to CHOOSE what they wish to do.

2/11/2019 8:39 AM

Abortion should not be utilized as birth control. However, a woman should be able to choose before the end of the first trimester (medical complications the only reason after that).

2/11/2019 8:35 AM

Absolutely

2/11/2019 8:30 AM

A dogwhistle issue for the low-information left to stew over for decades now.

2/11/2019 8:23 AM

It is sad that what should be the most personal of health decisions have to regulated by law. Would anyone really want a woman to have to carry a non-viable fetus (that is, dead) to term? Or, in this day and age, to choose the life of the fetus over the mother's who may have a family to care for? All of these decisions are best made in a doctor's office not in a court room and certainly not by protestors on any side carrying on in the streets shaming those on "the other side."

2/11/2019 8:23 AM

Disgusting.

2/11/2019 8:22 AM

The Reproductive Health Act simply aligns New York State law with current federal law. It does not expand abortion, as religious fundamentalists and their conservative political pawns claim. With the RHA in place, medical providers are able to meet the needs of their patients without political interference. It accomplished three main things: 1. New York State now treats abortion as health care, not a criminal act. No other medical procedure is regulated as a crime, and abortion should be no different. 2. The RHA ensures that qualified health care providers can provide safe abortion care without fear of punishment. 3. Providers can now provide abortion after the 24th week of pregnancy if a woman’s health or life is in danger, or if a fetus is not viable. Every pregnancy is different, and legislators should never tie the hands of medical professionals who should be free to provide the best care for their patients. That is what the RHA does, and only that. It ensures that when serious medical complications arise later in pregnancy, doctors have access to the full range of medical treatment options, including c-section, induction, or abortion if that is the safest course – all based on what’s best for a woman’s specific medical circumstance, and without medically unnecessary requirements or political interference. The RHA is about making sure that at every point in pregnancy, a woman’s health drives important medical decisions. Politicians are not medical experts and this is not an area where they should be interfering.

2/11/2019 8:06 AM

24 weeks is to long a period to make up your mind.

2/11/2019 7:38 AM

Abortion used as a means of birth control should be available till the 14th week.

2/11/2019 7:34 AM

Absolutely not. How is killing unborn babies progress? I support women's right but they should not have the right to murder unborn children. Maybe they should think about using a contraceptive. Cuomo is dangerous.

2/11/2019 7:21 AM

answers

If signed into law , then comes legalized murder .

2/11/2019 7:21 AM

Abortion should be a medical Action not a birth control action!

2/11/2019 7:16 AM

Less than 2% of abortions are for medical reasons. This law, as written, gives very wide latitude in what constitutes the "health" of the mother. It's entirely possible under this law that a totally viable baby could be aborted (murdered) on the way out the birth canal.I respect the wishes of women not to be forced to carry a child they don't want, but this goes well beyond that. The time for birth control is before the act, not 6 or 8 months later. I'm pretty sure many of the people in favor of this idea would be appalled if we suggested doing the same thing to kittens and puppies!

2/11/2019 7:16 AM

This law is infanticide. It is similar to what the Nazis did to the Jewish population. Abortion is not a birth control method which it seems to be used for. It has gone way beyond what it was intended for in the first place. There is other alternatives such as adoption.

2/11/2019 7:15 AM

It's murder!