Andrew Cuomo threatened to “sue” if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion across America 45 years ago.
“For years what the Republicans in the Senate have said is, ‘Well, we don’t need a New York law because we have Roe v. Wade, and nobody’s crazy enough to roll back Roe v. Wade,'” Cuomo told the Poughkeepsie, New York, crowd.
“I want to get it done before the Supreme Court does that, because I don’t want any gap in a woman’s right to protection, and we have a better legal case when the Supreme Court acts because I will sue when the Supreme Court acts.
Cuomo signed an executive order Monday to safeguard abortions and contraceptive coverage in New York state, the paper said — the same day President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.
Pro-abortion circles were up in arms ever since Kennedy announced his retirement, fearing anyone Trump nominated to replace Kennedy — a frequent swing-vote justice — would tip the balance on the Supreme Court toward a conservative advantage and eventually lead to a rollback of Roe v. Wade.