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State lawmakers move to codify abortion rights in state constitution after overturning of Roe v. Wade

State lawmakers are moving ahead with codifying abortion rights into the New York State Constitution, after the U.S. Supreme Court last month overturned the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade, which held a woman's right to an abortion was guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. 

My hope for life: One woman’s personal story of pregnancy and motherhood

Column by Eileen Benthal: The debates over abortion are not about whether we are pregnant with human life. The debate is about when we decide this human life is a person with rights protected under the law and whose rights —  the mother’s right to choose or the child’s right to life — takes precedence. 

Large crowd turns out for women’s rights rally in Riverhead Wednesday evening

More than 200 people from across the East End and beyond came together on the steps of the courthouse, overflowing onto Griffing Avenue, which Riverhead Police closed to traffic as the crowd swelled.

Rally for women’s rights set for Wednesday outside State Supreme Court in Riverhead

A rally for women's rights and reproductive freedom has been scheduled to take place outside the State Supreme Court building in Riverhead on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Today’s Supreme Court decision is about more than abortion — and it should worry us all

Today, Justice Thomas said the quiet part out loud. The reasoning of the Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade can be applied to the right of same sex couples to marry, or have private consensual sex, or even the right to buy contraceptives. They are rooted in a legal doctrine Thomas said is “demonstrably erroneous” and the Court has a duty to “correct” them.

Hundreds rally in Riverhead for abortion rights on ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ national day of action

The demonstration outside the State Supreme Courthouse on Griffing Avenue was one of more than 380 rallies that took place in cities and towns across the U.S. yesterday in a national day of action to protest the potential imminent demise of a woman’s constitutionally guaranteed right to an abortion. #bansoffourbodies