WHEREAS, the New York State Young Democrats support all efforts to afford equal protection under the law to New York State citizens regardless of race, religion, gender, disability or sexual orientation.
WHEREAS, the state of New York has long been a pioneer in protecting women’s reproductive rights.
WHEREAS, the State of New York provides for protection under the law for women exercising their right to choose, as set forth in the decision of Roe v. Wade 410 U.S. 113 (1973).
WHEREAS, a woman’s right to choose is protected under the constitutional right to privacy.
WHEREAS, it is a woman’s right to have access to and be knowledgeable about affordable contraceptives and the ability to have a safe, legal abortion if she so chooses.
WHEREAS, the New York State Young Democrats firmly believe that women should have the right to have say over their own bodies, especially relating to contraception and reproductive issues.
WHEREAS, the New York State Young Democrats feel that issues regarding reproductive rights and health should be kept confidential and should be made by a woman and her doctor, not by a legislative body.
KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that the NYSYD Executive Committee on behalf of the New York State Young Democrats, supports the right of a woman to choose and by adopting this resolution we make this support publicly known.