NY Equal Rights Amendment – ERA

Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs, there is an urgent need for robust, enduring New York constitutional protections for pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes. With the Equality Amendment, our state has the historic opportunity to live up to its role as a leader and amend our Constitution so that New Yorkers do not lose their rights on the basis of their pregnancy or pregnancy outcomes. In doing so, we will not only permanently ensure that New Yorkers have protection from discrimination, but also that our state is a beacon for those seeking pregnancy-related health care, regardless of geography, income or documentation status. We applaud the Legislature for rising to the occasion at this critical moment in U.S. history and prioritizing first passage of the Equality Amendment.