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Hochul Signs Abortion Bills Into Law In NY

Protesters hold up signs during an abortion rights demonstration Saturday in New York City.
Jeenah Moon
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AP
Protesters hold up signs during an abortion rights demonstration Saturday in New York City.

There’s now new abortion laws in New York State with the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

Governor Kathy Hochul signed a package of bills Monday that largely helps out of state residents with abortions. Quadira Coles is the policy manager at Girl For General Equity.

“We are laying down the foundation to ensuring New York is a safe haven for anyone who wants an abortion and for anyone who wants to provide that care.”

The bills give legal protection for abortion providers in New York and bans New York authorities from cooperating with law enforcement in other states that are investigating abortion services. Another bill allows for providers and patient addresses to be confidential.