MALLIOTAKIS AND CORWIN TO ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATS:REPLACE ABORTION EXPANSION IN WOMEN’S EQUALITY ACT WITH CLINIC INSPECTIONS

We share this press release put out by Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis, whom we are proud stands for protecting women’s health and makes a common sense demand:

For Immediate Release

April 11, 2014

Contact: Paul Marrone, Jr. [MALLIOTAKIS]: (718) 987-0197

Paul Bologna [CORWIN]: (716) 839-4690

MALLIOTAKIS AND CORWIN TO ASSEMBLY DEMOCRATS:

REPLACE ABORTION EXPANSION IN WOMEN’S EQUALITY ACT WITH CLINIC INSPECTIONS

Following the release of a scathing report indicating a lack of state inspections of 225 abortion providers and the resignation of Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah, Assemblywomen Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn/Staten Island) and Jane Corwin (R,C,I-Clarence) are calling on the Assembly Majority to replace the 10th point of the Women’s Equality Act – an abortion expansion measure that has held the other 9 points hostage because it lacks consensus from the legislature – with language to require regular inspections of the state’s abortion clinics.

“The Assembly Majority should swiftly look to use this as an opportunity to improve the Women’s Equality Act by dropping the abortion expansion component that lacks consensus, and replacing it with language that would require scheduled inspections of the state’s abortion facilities. Whether pro-choice or pro-life, we can all agree that the health and safety of women is paramount and this is an issue that needs to be addressed. The Assembly Democrats have held up nine other important measures that would protect women and tackle domestic violence – equal pay and various discriminations – all for one point that the Senate has already indicated guarantees the Act’s failure. Let’s make this change, pass the revised 10 points, and begin to help New York’s women today,” said the Assemblywomen.

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Thank you,

Nicole Malliotakis

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