Cuomo to Ease Abortion Limits

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presents his 2013-14 Executive Budget address on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Albany, N.Y.  Cuomo's budget proposal to the Legislature provides 4.4 percent more aid to schools and would fund his proposal to improve instruction, including longer school days and school years. State aid to municipalities outside New York City wouldn't increase at a time when many counties and smaller local governments worry about insolvency amid rising costs and shrinking tax bases. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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    Yes, you're reading that right: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is preparing legislation that will guarantee all women have access to late-term abortions when the health of the mother is at risk or the fetus is not viable, according to a report in The New York Times on Sunday. The much-reviled procedure has been banned in most states—and New York allows it only if the life of the mother is at risk—but those bans are largely symbolic. The proposed law’s chances of being passed are uneven at best, as the Democratic-controlled state Assembly seems likely to pass it, but the State Senate, controlled by a coalition of Republicans, has leaned away from supporting new abortion laws.

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