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NY Women's Rights Agenda Gets Final Shot Friday

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's asked Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to take up as many as nine women's rights measures expected to be passed in the Senate, even if it doesn't include his abortion proposal.

Cuomo tells public radio's "Capitol Pressoom" on Friday that he asked Silver to divide up the 10-point package with the abortion measure that the Assembly passed Thursday.

Senate Republicans refuse to consider the abortion proposal.

Silver, however, has said he won't break apart the 10-point package because the abortion piece is critical and because there were compromises on some of the elements to gain support for the whole package.

The Senate is expected to take up nine women's rights measures that combat discrimination and prostitution.

Each house must approve the same bill to create law.

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