New York Governor Andrew Cuomo indicated on Wednesday that he intended to sue if the Supreme Court rolled back Roe v. Wade, and the reaction on Twitter was priceless.
The Governor of New York has an irrational fear that the confirmation of Kavanaugh will threaten abortion rights established nationwide in the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
(New York’s current abortion law predates that of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.)
This mind boggling statement by Cuomo came after President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, and the left essentially lost their minds.
With no clear entity to actually sue, the overall consensus is that Cuomo plans to take it to the “Supremest Court.”
Some of the most liked comments from Jesse McKinley’s tweet include:
Cuomo has been pushing for the passage of the Reproductive Health Act, a measure meant to strengthen abortion laws in New York and urge the Republican-controlled Senate to take up the legislation. The Reproductive Health Act would remove abortion law from the state penal law, and add it to public health law. It would also expand abortion rights to match those set in place by Roe v. Wade.
“I want to get it done before the Supreme Court does that because I don’t want any gaps in a woman’s right to protection and we have a better legal case when the Supreme Court acts because I will sue when the Supreme Court acts and I want the New York state law in place,” said Cuomo, who was endorsed by New York’s Planned Parenthood organization.
On Monday, Cuomo issued an executive order to protect abortion rights in New York, which was redundant, since it upholds pre-existing regulations already in force. Cuomo also signed an executive order the day after Trump’s inauguration, Jan. 21, 2017, directing health insurers to provide coverage for not only abortion, but also for contraceptive drugs. The executive order signed on Monday expanded the regulations, and allows coverage for over-the-counter emergency contraceptives such as the Plan B pill.
Cuomo also stated, “Well now we know we’re not guaranteed Roe v. Wade. And the New York law, my friends, does not currently go as far as Roe v. Wade. Roe v. Wade has the protections that we now rely on in New York,” Cuomo said.. “We never passed the New York State law because we relied on Roe v. Wade and everyone assumed it would always be there and because the Republicans wouldn’t pass it using that as an excuse. We now need to codify Roe v. Wade which will actually increase the protections in New York, God forbid they do what they intend to do.”
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