Governor Elliot Spitzer pledged today that he will continue to press to keep abortion legal in New York.
"We are on the cusp of losing Roe vs. Wade," the democrat governor said.
Spitzer, addressing the annual conference of the abortion-rights supporting Family Planning Advocates, said President Bush's appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court put the 34-year-old landmark abortion rights decision in danger of being overturned. And, while Spitzer noted abortion has been legal even longer in New York, he said the state's laws needed to be updated.
''They do not go far enough and so we will make it our vision this term, this year to expand New York's law to give us all the protections that are necessary,'' he said, a pledge that drew cheers from the hundreds at the conference.