Brooklyn legislators vow to fight ‘runaway, radical, right wing’ Roe v. Wade ruling

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The Supreme Court on Friday struck down a slate of constitutional protections for abortion, in place for nearly 50 years, in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade.

New York legalized abortion in 1970, before the case came before the Court, and codified Roe’s protections into state law in 2019 with the Reproductive Health Act, ensuring abortion would remain legal even if the decision was overturned. The law also legalized abortion past 24 weeks of pregnancy if the mother’s health was in jeopardy, and allows “advanced practice clinicians,” like nurse practitioners and physicians assistants, to perform abortions.

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