by Ruth Colburn
On June 20th, in a much-welcomed victory, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman introduced a lawsuit to â€œprotect women from abuse and intimidation outside of a reproductive health clinic in Queens.â€ If successful, it would create a cushioning of 16 feet outside of the clinic to guarantee women have the freedom to exercise Â their constitutional right to access reproductive healthcare without the intimidation and harassment that has become far too familiar.
This is a much-needed, celebrated win for the women of New York. We commend the Attorney General for his continued support and empowerment of women when too few officials are willing to stand up for basic human rights.
In the time of Trump, this is exactly the kind of action that is imperative, now more than ever. We hope AG Schneidermanâ€™s action will inspire others in cities and states across the country to follow New York Stateâ€™s top law enforcement officerâ€™s lead.
Read more about AG Schneiderman’s action to protect the rights of women to safe access.