Top lawmaker: time to codify Roe v. Wade in NY State law is now

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The speaker of the New York Assembly says now is the time to codify abortion rights in state law.

Bronx Democrat Carl Heastie said Tuesday that Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 ruling legalizing abortion nationwide is in “grave danger” and that it’s up to lawmakers to ensure women in New York don’t lose access to abortion services.

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