Biaggi advocates for passage of state Abortion Access Bill

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While states across the country enact legislation that severely restricts access to abortion care, one lawmaker is touting New York’s commitment to reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy.

As one in four women will have an abortion by age 45, Progressive New York State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is trying to break down barriers for reproductive healthcare for New York women with her Abortion Access bill. The legislation, if approved, would amend the state finance and tax laws to allow taxpayers to make a charitable gift on their personal income tax returns to organizations like Planned Parenthood and other clinics.

The lawmaker said she’s disgusted that states like Texas have banned abortions after six weeks of pregnancy since Sept. 1. Meanwhile, Mississippi is trying to enact the same laws after 15 weeks. Biaggi, along with many women’s rights advocates in the nation, are also worried Roe v. Wade could be overturned in the Supreme Court.

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