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Cuomo makes big push to strengthen abortion in NY

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo will begin his big move to strengthen abortion rights in New York state by trying to portray any opponents to it as opposing the Roe v. Wade court decision that made abortion legal.
    
A rally is scheduled Tuesday in Albany to coincide with the Democrat's final effort to pass his proposal amid mounting opposition.
    
Cuomo says he simply wants to put federal protections under the Roe v. Wade decision into state law in case the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark decision that made abortion legal.
    
But opponents say it's unnecessary and would expand abortion.
    
The abortion provision is part of Cuomo's 10-point agenda for women's rights, but the only one with significant opposition. It threatens the entire agenda, which Cuomo says he won't accept without the abortion piece.

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