ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make Roe v. Wade part of the state constitution to protect abortion rights for women.
Under what Governor Cuomo is proposing, women in New York State would still have the right to choose even if Roe v. Wade were to be overturned or altered by the U.S. Supreme Court in the future.
The governor’s announcement came earlier this week in anticipation of President Trump’s nominee for U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday night, Trump announced he will nominate Neil Gorsuch, a fast-rising conservative judge with a writer’s flair, to the Supreme Court.
Gorsuch is known on the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals for clear, colloquial writing, advocacy for court review of government regulations, defense of religious freedom, and skepticism toward law enforcement. Some political analysts have also suggested he has anti-abortion leanings.
Governor Cuomo proposed putting a constitutional amendment protecting Roe v. Wade on the New York state ballot. It would likely be a couple years before any changes would be made to the state constitution.