CARLE PLACE, NY (MAY 2, 2022) - State Senator Anna M. Kaplan (D-North Hills) issued the following statement tonight following news that the Supreme Court may be poised to overturn the landmark abortion rights decision:
Senator Anna M. Kaplan said "When we passed the Reproductive Health Act in New York State in 2019, people told us that we didn't need to bother; that Roe v. Wade was the law of the land, and we had nothing to worry about it. The other side went so far as to accuse us of political theater. But we took action because a woman's right to choose is sacred and must be protected from those who would take our rights from us to further their own agenda. And today as we look out on the horizon of a post-Roe era, state laws are the last protection from a far-right Supreme Court, and extremist politicians who are hell-bent on sending us back into the dark ages. Here in New York, we're not going back, and we're going to fight every day to make sure of that."