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Gov. Andrew Cuomo rallied in Yonkers Tuesday calling for state-level protections for reproductive rights in case the Supreme Court overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
Cuomo made his push for women's rights surrounded by hundreds of supporters at the Grinton I. Will Public Library in Yonkers.
The governor signed an executive order to protect abortion and contraceptive coverage in the state. The order updates a regulation to expand coverage of contraceptive drugs and devices and to allow women to fill up to 12 months of a prescribed contraceptive at one time.
He says by passing the Reproductive Health Act, the state will codify current federal abortion rights on the state level.
"That's why we desperately need a New York state law that codifies the Roe v. Wade rights in this state and takes it out of the criminal code," said Cuomo.
Tuesday's rally came a day after President Donald Trump nominated conservative Brett Kavanaugh to be a Supreme Court justice.