September 18, 2023

The New York Civil Liberties Union submitted the following testimony to the Office of the New York State Attorney General, regarding the proposed closure of Burdett Birth Center and its anticipated impact on the reproductive rights and health of the Capital Region community. The proposed closure of Burdett Birth Center would further distance New York from securing the full range of rights and supports that underpin people’s decision making around reproduction and family. Equitable access to comprehensive, patient-centered, birth-related care is essential to people’s ability to meaningfully determine their reproductive futures and exercise their bodily autonomy.