Communications Department

Quick Facts on the New York Reproductive Health Act

Jan 25, 2019 | Abortion

Roe v. Wade did not make the right to abortion unlimited, but the Reproductive Health Act does.
(LBD05658-02-9, pg. 2, lines 5,15)

The Reproductive Health Act allows not just physicians, but also licensed nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and licensed midwives to perform abortions.
(LBD05658-02-9, pg. 2 lines 42 – 45)

The Reproductive Health Act expands abortion past 24 weeks of pregnancy, up until birth, if “the abortion is necessary to protect the patient’s life or health.” (Health, as defined by the World Health Organization, is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”)
(LBD05658-02-9, pg. 2 lines 47 – 49)

The Reproductive Health Act repealed protection for born-alive infants who survive an abortion attempt.
(LBD05658-02-9, pg. 2 line 53)

The Reproductive Health Act of repealed ALL protections from criminal acts of violence against a pregnant woman’s unborn child. The RHA lessens the consequences for culprits of domestic violence who cause pregnant women to lose their babies.
(LBD05658-02-9, pg. 3 lines 7 – 12)

The Reproductive Health Act reasserts the definition of “homicide” as the taking of the life of a “person” and defines “person” as a “human being who has been born and is alive.”
(LBD05658-02-9, pg. 3 lines 19 & 20)

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