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Abortions in New York are unsafe.

Abortions in New York state are safe and legalized but under some conditions.

Abortions in New York state are safe and legalized but under some conditions.The U.S. Supreme court had affirmed the right to abortion in the 1973 Roe V. Wade case. However, some states have restricted abortions by enacting laws which dissuade individuals from choosing abortion. Given this, New York state passed the Reproductive Health Act which allowed only qualified, licensed medical practitioners to provide abortion services. It provided the rights to women to decide their personal healthcare decisions, and for doctors to provide services to them without fear of the criminal penalty. Though the law allows procedures after 24 weeks, rules are guiding that the procedure can be done even if the fetus is not viable or if the health or life of the mother is at risk. Moreover, medical practitioners will determine that either of these factors are present, the mother can choose to have an abortion. The figures also point out that a very small fraction of abortions are conducted at 21 weeks or later in the state.

However, R.H.A. allows non-physicians to perform abortions. It has modified sections of the New York state penal code to eliminate references to abortion, which dilutes the cases of domestic violence. The law has also removed few prior limits on late-term abortion.

Considering all the above points we can say that abortions in New York are safe, but not in all cases.

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