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Abortion opponents sue NY over anti-discrimination law

Posted at 10:31 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-18 22:31:03-05

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A church and anti-abortion pregnancy centers want to strike down New York’s new law that prevents employers from discriminating against employees over their reproductive health decisions.

The groups filed a lawsuit this month asking a federal court to declare the state law unconstitutional.

The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, CompassCare Pregnancy Services and the First Bible Baptist Church claim New York’s law violates their civil rights.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s spokesman called the lawsuit “frivolous.” Democratic Attorney General Letitia James’ office didn’t respond to request for comment.

The law was signed this month. It prohibits discrimination based on an employee’s reproductive health decision, including the use of any particular drug, device or medical service.

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