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Planned Parenthood Advocates of New York Endorse Andrew Cuomo for
Attorney General

Statewide Group Praises Andrew as Champion for Choice Whom NY Women
Can Trust to Protect Their Right to Choose

NEW YORK -- (10/13/2006; 1530)(EIS) -- New York state attorney general
candidate Andrew Cuomo today earned the endorsement of Planned
Parenthood Advocates of New York, receiving a 100 percent pro-choice
rating from the group.

"Andrew Cuomo has a long history of supporting reproductive health
care and rights and we look forward to working together to keep New
York City safe," said Traci Perry of Planned Parenthood of New York
City's Action Fund.

"As Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo will work to ensure that every
person in New York State has access to the family planning services
they need and deserve," said JoAnn M. Smith of Planned Parenthood
Advocates of New York. ."e knows that family planning is a matter of

"I am honored to have the support and trust of Planned
Parenthood to defend and protect a woman's right to choose," stated
Andrew Cuomo, New York State Attorney General candidate. "The next
Attorney General must continue the legacy of Eliot Spitzer and to
stand up to the federal government when a woman's right to choose is
under attack. New Yorkers can count on me to continue that tradition
and to be 100% pro-choice. As Attorney General, I will work my
hardest every day to take on the big fights for all New Yorkers --
that is a promise I will honor and from which I will never waver."

Cuomo pledged to ensure that the Reproductive Rights Unit in the
Attorney General's office will continue to protect the access to
clinics from those who would block them. He added: "The best way to
make certain that abortions are rare is by preventing unwanted
pregnancies in the first place. Seventy-five percent of Planned
Parenthood's work is in prevention and, as Attorney General, I will
continue to work with this organization as a fellow advocate of
reproductive education."

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