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A New York measure that would prevent state regulations on abortion is a "radical" bill in a state where the abortion rate is already "double the national average," New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan told Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Jan. 9 letter. Cuomo, a Catholic, is pictured during a 2012 St. Patrick's Day Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York.
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A New York measure that would prevent state regulations on abortion is a "radical" bill in a state where the abortion rate is already "double the national average," New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan told Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a Jan. 9 letter. Cuomo, a Catholic, is pictured during a 2012 St. Patrick's Day Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York.
A New York State measure that would prevent state regulations on abortion is a “radical” bill in a state where the abortion rate is already “double the national average,” New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan told Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

New York decriminalized abortion in 1970, before the Roe v. Wade decision made abortion legal virtually on demand across the country. Backers of the new legislation say it is needed to update current state law that is “outdated and confusing” and to protect women’s “reproductive rights.”