ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new coalition created to lobby for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's women's rights agenda says it will tie a hotly debated abortion measure to more popular measures against workplace discrimination and human trafficking.
The coalition of more than 500 groups says it is working closely with Cuomo to lobby lawmakers for his 10-point plan, which includes abortion protections.
Coalition leaders insist they won't allow lawmakers to separate the abortion element even at the expense of the other nine proposals.
It's a political gamble that faces strong opposition among Senate Republicans.
Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos on Monday says he believes Cuomo's measure will allow abortions up to the last day of pregnancy, a view Cuomo says isn't true.
But Cuomo still hasn't released details of his abortion measure.
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