Eric Adams denounces pro-life ‘radical extremists’, says women have ‘right’ to abortion until day of birth

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams called the pro-life movement “radical” on Saturday and promised he would “fight” to make sure there were “no” restrictions on abortion.

“Abortion is health care. It’s that simple. And New York City will not allow a group of radical extremists to take health care or any human right without a fight,” Adams tweeted Saturday using the hashtag “BansOffOurBodies.”

New York City Mayor Eric Adams speaks during a press conference at Harlem Hospital after the shooting of a New York City Police Department police officer, in Harlem, New York, Friday, Jan. 21, 2022.
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Adams attended a pro-choice protest in New York City on Saturday and said he doesn’t believe there should be restrictions on abortion.

Abortion rights activist Cristela Luiz (L) confronts an anti-abortion protester during a Bans Off Our Bodies rally at the foot of the Washington Monument on May 14, 2022 in Washington.

Abortion rights activist Cristela Luiz (L) confronts an anti-abortion protester during a Bans Off Our Bodies rally at the foot of the Washington Monument on May 14, 2022 in Washington.
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“No, I don’t,” Adams said when asked at the “Bans Off Our Bodies” demonstration in New York City whether there should be restrictions on abortion.

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“I think women should have the right to choose their bodies,” Adams said when he was again pushed for abortion up to the day of birth. “Men should not have the right to choose how a woman should handle their bodies.”

Abortion rights supporters voice their objections at the Kentucky Capitol on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 in Frankfort, Ky., as Kentucky lawmakers debate the governor's override of an abortion measure.

Abortion rights supporters voice their objections at the Kentucky Capitol on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 in Frankfort, Ky., as Kentucky lawmakers debate the governor’s override of an abortion measure.
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Adams’s comments come as pro-choice protesters demonstrate across the country in response to a leaked Supreme Court opinion that suggests Roe v. Wade is about to be brought down.

Recent Fox News polls show that more than half of Americans believe abortion should be banned after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

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