Senate Majority Refuses To Allow A Vote On Resolution Marking Anniversary Of Roe V. Wade

Liz Krueger

January 24, 2006

The resolution notes that prior to the Roe decision, between 200,000 and 1.2 million illegally induced abortions occurred in the United States each year, and that complications from illegal abortions accounted for 23 percent of all pregnancy-related admissions to municipal hospitals in New York City.

“The State Senate’s Minority Conference will continue to support women’s right to choose,” Paterson said, “just as we will continue to fight the Governor and the Senate Majority to ensure that women in New York have access to safe and effective emergency contraception.”