1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Public Health
  4. Article 25-A: Reproductive Health Act


Section 2599-AA Policy and purpose

Public Health (PBH)

The legislature finds that comprehensive reproductive health care is a fundamental component of every individual's health, privacy and equality. Therefore, it is the policy of the state that:

  1. Every individual has the fundamental right to choose or refuse contraception or sterilization.

  2. Every individual who becomes pregnant has the fundamental right to choose to carry the pregnancy to term, to give birth to a child, or to have an abortion, pursuant to this article.

  3. The state shall not discriminate against, deny, or interfere with the exercise of the rights set forth in this section in the regulation or provision of benefits, facilities, services or information.