New York

Although New York is relatively less restrictive than other states in terms of abortion, the state does impose an unconstitutional limit on abortions at 24 weeks post-fertilization, making exceptions only for cases where the life (but not health) of the woman is endangered. Additionally, New York requires the presence of a second physician during the later term procedure. New York also allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women abortions, and subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals via Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws. 

Restrictions: 
Unconstitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability
Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life (but not health)
Requires second physician in attendance to treat a fetus if it is born alive

New York

Enacted legislation:

Although New York is relatively less restrictive than other states in terms of abortion, the state does impose an unconstitutional limit on abortions at 24 weeks post-fertilization, making exceptions only for cases where the life (but not health) of the woman is endangered. Additionally, New York requires the presence of a second physician during the later term procedure. New York also allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women abortions, and subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals via Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws. 

Pending legislation:

In February 2017, New York Assembly Member David DiPietro introduced legislation to ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization. The bill contains narrow health and life exceptions and does not contain exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. It would also ban a safe and medically proven method of performing second trimester abortions. To view the latest bill status, click here

Restrictions: Unconstitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability | Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life (but not health) | Requires second physician in attendance to treat a fetus if it is born alive

Legislative news

Jun 30, 2017:

Currently, New York outlaws abortion after 24 weeks gestational age. During this stage of pregnancy, fetal nonviability, or the inability to...