Governor Hochul calls on state agencies to launch information campaign on abortion rights

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There’s not much a New York lawmaker can do about the new law that effectively bans abortions in Texas, but that doesn’t stop Governor Kathy Hochul from trying.

Heads of state gathered in Central Park on Monday to announce their opposition to Texas’ controversial abortion law. Governor Hochul was joined by Democratic leaders and women’s rights advocates.

She says the state is working to help women in need, calling the Texas decision a “fundamental rights violation.”

Texas’ new law makes all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy illegal in the state.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand reacted to the news and, in response, Hochul said she was launching a public information campaign to educate women in her state about their rights.

“You are denied the choice that should be yours as a woman and something we take for granted by Texas who thinks six weeks is the magical date you should have known, you should know. And it is. Grotesquely unfair what they’re expecting, ”Hochul said.

“It’s shocking. Shocking what they’ve done in Texas. And Texas is just the first big idea that these conservative lawmakers have across America,” said Gillibrand.

Governor Hochul says she is also working to update New York’s regulations to allow doctors to prescribe drugs that lead to abortion at a distance using telemedicine.

Texas law that prohibits women from having an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy is now being challenged in federal court by the US Department of Justice.

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