UPDATED 6:54 AM PT — Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Former New York Senator Hillary Clinton is calling on the state to push through the most progressive agenda in its history.
She joined state lawmakers and abortion activists on Monday to expand so-called reproductive rights now that Democrats control the state legislature.
Governor Andrew Cuomo also spoke at the event in Manhattan, where he made the radical push to have abortion elevated to the status of a human right.
Both Clinton and Cuomo tried to rile up their base by claiming the Supreme Court’s newest members would overturn Roe v. Wade.
“So what do we do? Protect ourselves: pass a state law that is a prophylactic from the federal action. We have said we’re going to pass it in 30 days. I believe we’re going to pass it in 30 days and just so there’s no ambiguity — we do the budget in April. I will not pass a budget until the Reproductive Health Act and the Contraceptive Care Act are passed, period.”
— Andrew Cuomo, Governor – New York
In addition to passing the act before passing a budget, Cuomo also pledged to put the issue on the ballot as a way to amend the state’s constitution.