Reproductive Healthcare Access

 

 

With the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, access to reproductive healthcare is in greater peril than ever before. Women are at critical risk of losing the protections guaranteed by Roe v. Wade, safe access to health clinics, and access to birth control.

 

In New York, over 1.2 million women receive publicly-funded contraceptive services and supplies, either through Title X or Medicaid. And our state, a leader on many issues of reproductive healthcare access, has failed to enshrine the fundamental right to choice into state law. This means that millions of women and families are at risk of losing core healthcare services, and basic rights and freedoms.

 

I have been a champion of women’s reproductive healthcare access for my entire career. As Public Advocate, I successfully pushed for the expansion of New York State Medicaid coverage for more accurate breast cancer screening technology; convened a roundtable with leaders to combat proposed changes to Title X funding; sponsored legislation supporting the Reproductive Health Act; and have been a vocal supporter at every rally and in every fight for a women’s right to reproductive health access.

 

As Attorney General, I will:

  • Enforce access to reproductive healthcare, protect a woman’s right to choose;

  • Investigate fake crisis pregnancy clinics;

  • Protect women from workplace pregnancy discrimination;

  • Protect access to birth control; and,

  • Work with other Attorneys General to fight against attacks on women’s healthcare.

 

Read my full policy brief outlining my strategy to fight for women’s reproductive rights and access to healthcare as New York State  Attorney General. https://bit.ly/2vlcCIL