Abortion Issue Stalling NY Women's Work Bill, Cuomo Says

Law360, New York (June 14, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT) -- A compromise effort to soften abortion language in a 10-point women's workplace equality bill failed late this week in the New York State Senate, leading Gov. Andrew Cuomo to charge Friday that Republicans who are bottling up the legislation “refused to stand up” and vote on the abortion issue.

On Thursday, the Democratic governor, along with a panoply of women's groups who support the Women's Equality Act — and who insist the legislation should stand or fall as a whole — expressed willingness to add language acknowledging that...
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