State Senator Eric Schneiderman picked up the endorsement of NARAL Pro-Choice New York this morning, citing a history of reproductive rights work that goes all the way back to his teenage years.
The organization is backing Schneiderman over Nassau Country District Attorney Kathleen Rice, who is the only woman in the five-person field.
“As a senator, Eric has been a sponsor of every pro-choice piece of legislation in New York. As a friend and ally, he has stood with NARAL Pro-Choice New York at every rally and event,” said NARAL’s President Kelli Conlin in a statement. “Eric has truly defined himself as a longstanding leader on an issue that is of the utmost importance to New Yorkers.”
Schneiderman’s press release calls him an “absolute supporter” of reproductive rights, and cites not only his work in Albany and as an attorney, but also at a reproductive rights center in Washington D.C. According to the release, that was in the days before Roe v. Wade, which was decided in January of 1973—a month after Schneiderman turned 18.