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Women's Equality Bill Awaits Senate Action As Session Winds Down

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All eyes are on the State Senate as Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to push his women's equality agenda on the final day of the 2012-2013 legislative session.

The bill passed the Assembly last night but it has hit a road block in the upper house.

At issue is a provision that would decriminalize abortions after 24 weeks when a woman’s health is at risk.

Some Republicans say it goes too far, and refuse to support it.

Now lawmakers are trying to decide whether to vote on it in 10 separate pieces or as an entire package - a move that is not sitting well with some legislators.

Adding to the controversy are claims by some Assembly Republicans that their microphones were cut off during the bill's debate.

They accuse the leadership of trying to silence them when they brought up the Vito Lopez sexual harassment case.

Top Democrats are denying that ever happened.

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