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Nine Out Of Ten Not Good Enough

Nine Out Of Ten Not Good Enough

When it became clear the abortion piece would sink the other nine elements, the women's coalition that had demanded all 10 measures for months splintered. Even Family Planning Advocates, an abortion rights group, urged the Assembly late in the night to take up the nine measures passed by the Senate hours earlier. The Senate passed the nine measures as stand alone bills addressing pay equity, discrimination and human trafficking, but the Republican conference blocked the abortion measure. The Democrat-led Assembly passed a single bill with all 10 measures, but refused to take up the Senate's individual bills. Democratic assemblywomen insisted abortion be approved.
 

 

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