Queens lawmakers join women’s rights activists in calling for reproductive justice amid Roe v. Wade uncertainty

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New York elected officials gathered at Planned Parenthood in Manhattan on Monday, Dec. 6, to call for reproductive justice as the Supreme Court decides the fate of abortion access in the country.

Abortion rights are on the chopping block as the Supreme Court scrutinizes Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and previously upholding Texas’ extremely restrictive, six-week abortion ban. Though New York has codified Roe v. Wade into state law with the Reproductive Health Act, representatives still gathered to advocate for women’s rights at the federal level.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney touted her background protecting reproductive rights and said she recently re-introduced her Access to Birth Control Act, which would guarantee access to contraception without delay and more than 100 Democrats signed already.

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