late-term abortion en Cuomo's abortion rights bill to be amended <p>Women’s groups have agreed to amend abortion rights language in a women’s equality bill to clarify that the late-term abortion procedure known as partial birth abortion will continue to be illegal in New York.<br><br>Several Republican senators said they couldn’t support a proposal to codify into New York state law the abortion rights afforded to women in the federal Roe v. Wade decision. They said they feared it would promote late term abortions, including partial birth abortion, which are currently illegal in the U.S.<br> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 13:01:41 +0000 Karen DeWitt 39542 at State GOP leader not happy with potential abortion law reform <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to update New York’s antiquated abortion laws to reflect rights affirmed in the landmark <em>Roe v. Wade</em> decision. But Senate GOP leader Dean Skelos says it goes to far. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 17:57:31 +0000 Karen DeWitt 36726 at