Abortion in New York State: Know Your Rights

Abortion in New York State: Know Your Rights

Abortion Rights Are Protected in New York State

Abortion has been legal under New York State law since 1970 – three years before the Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion throughout the country. Because the right is codified in New York State law, federal decisions to limit access to abortion will not impact New York State.

As abortion rights are under attack in certain states and at the federal level, Governor Kathy Hochul is fighting to preserve and strengthen these rights in New York State. Our state will ensure that abortion remains safe, legal, and accessible for all who need it.

On April 7, 2023, two federal courts released rulings regarding Mifepristone, a component of the medication abortion regimen. Medication abortion remains safe and available in New York State.

On June 13, 2024, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to keep medicated abortion available and accessible to women across America.

I have three messages regarding the persistent assault on women's rights, and a woman's right to determine and make her own decisions about her own body. And they are simple messages: Not here. Not now. Not ever.

Governor Kathy Hochul


  • Abortion access is available for New Yorkers and for those coming from outside of New York State. You do not have to be a New York State resident to receive care here.
  • Medication abortion and in-clinic abortion is available in New York State. You can speak to a provider about your options, and your privacy will be protected every step of the way.
  • In New York, you can get an abortion up to and including 24 weeks of pregnancy. After 24 weeks, you can still get an abortion if your health or pregnancy is at risk.

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Additional Information & Resources

Learn more about the confidentiality requirements for abortions under New York Law and find mental health resources for individuals at any stage in the abortion process.

Protecting & Strengthening Abortion Rights