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Bill de Blasio on Abortion

NYC Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger (withdrawn)

 


Supports abortion rights & funding Planned Parenthood

De Blasio supports abortion rights and was on board with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's comments that pro-life New Yorkers are not welcome in the state. He's rallied behind Planned Parenthood when the organization's funding was threatened and opposed the Trump administration's gag rule on Title X.
Source: Townhall.com: "The 2020 Democrats" (presidential hopefuls) , May 18, 2019

Fight defunding of Planned Parenthood

Investing in Our Values: No matter the threats from the federal government to defund health care organizations like Planned Parenthood, Mayor de Blasio has pledged to ensure accessible, affordable health care for all New Yorkers.
Source: 2020 Presidential Campaign website BillDeBlasio.com , May 2, 2019

Crucial to protect women's right to choose in 2019

New York lawmakers have passed one of the nation's strongest protections for abortion rights, saying the women of New York need legal safeguards if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly passed the bill on the 46th anniversary of the Roe decision. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo was expected to quickly sign it into law.

The bill was first introduced back in 2007 and removes abortion from the state criminal code and ensures women the right to an abortion in New York should that federal right ever be changed by the Supreme Court. For years, the law would pass the Assembly but fail in the Republican-controlled Senate. That all changed last fall when voters put Democrats firmly in charge in Albany.

"I support this act. It's crucial that we protect a woman's right to choose, particularly at this moment in history, when women's rights are under attack," NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said.

Source: Associated Press on ABC7NY on 2020 Democratic primary , Jan 22, 2019

Women, not politicians, should control their bodies

Yet again, legislators are attempting to turn back the hands of time and violate the constitutional rights of women. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is currently considering legislation that would revoke the medical license of any doctor performing abortions in the state, except in the most extreme cases where the woman's life is at risk. Women, regardless of where they live, should be able to make their own private health care decisions and have control over their bodies--not politicians.
Source: NYC.gov mayoral press release for 2020 Democratic primary , May 3, 2016

Protect the right to choose

Source: 2013 Mayoral campaign website, www.billdeblasio.com , Oct 22, 2013

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