Westchester lawmakers set to vote on bill to protect women's health services, including abortions
Westchester lawmakers are set to vote Monday on a bill restricting people from interfering with others who are getting health services, including abortions
The Reproductive Facilities Health Care Access Act would require protesters to be at least 25 feet away from a facility or face fines up to $1,000.
The proposal comes as lawmakers prepare for an influx of women from outside New York seeking an abortion with anticipation of anti-abortion protesters to follow.
Board of Legislators chairwoman Catherine Borgia says the law is in the best interest of all women.
"We know there's going to be increased risk and we want to make it clear that Westchester is not the place for that because here you have safe legal access," says Borgia.
Borgia says she's confident the board will pass the legislation on Monday.