— POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — Two of New York’s leading women’s advocacy groups today announced their endorsement of State Senator Terry Gipson (D-Dutchess, Putnam) on his re-election for the 41st Senate District.

NARAL Pro-Choice New York and Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York noted Senator Gipson’s commitment to protecting women’s hard-won rights and health care coverage and noted that Senator Gipson is the only candidate in the 41st Senate District who supports the entire Women’s Equality Act.

Senator Gipson stated: “The facts in this election are simple, I am the only candidate who supports protecting women’s reproductive health care rights. I support every point of the Women’s Equality Act and my opponent does not. During my first term, I’ve been proud to vote for action to stop domestic violence, end human trafficking and ensure equal pay for equal work and I will continue to advocate that a woman’s personal health choices should be made between her and her family, not Albany politicians. I look forward to fighting for a more equal New York and a stronger Hudson Valley for our hardworking women and families.”

“NARAL Pro-Choice New York is so proud to endorse Sen. Terry Gipson for reelection,” said NARAL Pro-Choice New York President Andrea Miller. “His support of women’s rights, health, and equality have been crucial – and unwavering – over the past session. With champions like Sen. Gipson leading the way, we can finally pass the Women’s Equality Act. He understands – like the vast majority of New York voters do — that enshrining the protections of Roe v. Wade for a woman’s health and right to choose in New York’s state law is core to women’s equality. Hudson Valley has no better ally and advocate than Sen. Gipson.”

“Planned Parenthood serves thousands of women and families in Dutchess and Putnam Counties, and our community needs state legislators who will stand strong in support of the comprehensive reproductive health care services that our centers provide and our patients both need and deserve,” said Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York Board Member Ruth-Ellen Blodgett, representing the Mid-Hudson Valley. “Our endorsement demonstrates the confidence we have in Senator Terry Gipson to protect and advance access to these essential services.”


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