During debate on the Senate floor, several newly elected Democrats rose to explain their vote, saying the measure is long overdue. Freshman Sen. Alessandra Biaggi said she was a junior attorney in the governor’s office working on the Reproductive Health Act just a couple of years ago, and she was told by others that the measure would never pass. She said that now has been rectified.
“I hope that all of New York is watching today, and that they recognize that elections have consequences,” Biaggi said. “When you vote for people who stand up for your rights, your rights become protected.”