New York Reproductive Health Care Facilities Access Act (A 182)
This law was last updated on May 22, 2015
A 182 would establish a “buffer zone” to prohibit interference with access to reproductive health care services.
Under A 182, a person would be guilty of criminal interference with health services or religious worship in the second degree when they knowingly injure, intimidate or interfere with a person obtaining or providing or assisting in obtaining or providing reproductive health services. This would include committing such crimes or engaging in a course of conduct or repeatedly committing acts within twenty-five feet of the premises of a reproductive health care facility.
The “premises of a reproductive health care facility” include:
- a driveway, entrance, entryway or exit of such facility;
- any parking lot in which the facility has an ownership or leasehold interest; and
- any public parking lots within 200 feet of the facility which serve the facility.