Elected officials on Long Island call for change to some local abortion restriction laws

Originally published in News 12 Long Island on September 08, 2022.

Long Island advocates and leaders gathered together Thursday to call for changes to women's rights.

This comes after state leaders discovered some municipalities on Long Island still have abortion restrictions.

Abortion rights advocates are calling for these laws to get off the books.

"Laws can always be changed by new administrations and we shouldn't be taking any chances with the rights and freedoms of women," says State Sen. Anna Kaplan.

The efforts come after a vote on Sept. 1 in the Town of North Hempstead that repealed some abortion restrictions that existed in the town.