With the abortion issue taking an increasingly prominent role in the Westchester county executive race, NARAL Pro-Choice New York President Andrea Miller issued a statement Tuesday on what she said was incumbent County Executive Rob Astorino’s mischaracterization of the Women’s Equality Act.
Miller was responding to statements Astorino made in an interview with The Journal News where he said his opponent, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson supports unrestricted abortion through nine months, basing that on his support for the Women’s Equality Act. Click here for more.
“Rob Astorino has demonstrated yet again his open hostility to a woman’s right to make decisions about her reproductive health,” Miller said. “It’s truly shocking that someone who claims to represent Westchester would use inflammatory and offensive language to mischaracterize Noam Bramson’s position on the Women’s Equality Act – legislation that the vast majority of New Yorkers want to pass because it codifies Roe v. Wade in state law.
“Astorino’s comments are an affront to the vast majority of Westchester residents – both women and men, Republican and Democrat – who are pro-choice, and want reproductive rights and their access to the full range of reproductive health services, including abortion care, protected.”