Cuomo to push abortion proposal amid obstacles

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June 3, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to make his last major push to protect and expand the availability of late-term abortions, even as opposition strengthens in the state Senate.

Cuomo drew swift opposition in January when he issued a rallying cry to expand late-term abortion on demand.

Cuomo has since described his proposal as simply protecting current rights under the Roe v. Wade court decision in 1973, which is widely supported.

A Senate Republican spokesman says Monday the governor's proposal appears to be either an extreme expansion of late-term abortions or a political maneuver to appease his Democratic base.

Cuomo still hasn't released a bill detailing his proposal.

That hinders discussion in the Legislature and among the public.

The legislative session ends June 20.

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