NY women's rights agenda gets final shot Friday

Posted at: 06/21/2013 9:39 AM | Updated at: 06/21/2013 3:34 PM
By: AP

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A series of women's rights bills are expected to get their last chance of passage on the final day of New York's legislative session.
    
The state Senate is scheduled to take up 10 separate bills Friday. The measures combat discrimination in the work place and in housing and strengthen laws against domestic violence and prostitution.
    
One controversial measure to strengthen the right to late abortions is being blocked from a vote by Senate Republicans. But Democrats could attempt to force the measure to a floor.
    
But even if the abortion bill hits the floor, there appears to be too few votes to pass it unless Republicans join in.
    
The Assembly passed all 10 measures in one bill on Thursday.

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