NARAL Pro-Choice New York Hails Nomination of Maria Vullo as Superintendent of New York State Department of Financial Services as an ‘Excellent,’ ‘Timely’ Choice


Jan. 21, 2016

Contact: Christie Petrone, [email protected], 646-520-3504

Statement from Andrea Miller, President, NARAL Pro-Choice New York

“NARAL Pro-Choice New York applauds Governor Cuomo for nominating Maria Vullo to be the next superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services. Vullo has a long history of fighting for reproductive health, rights, and safety — including representing abortion providers whose lives were threatened by anti-choice extremists. Her nomination inspires confidence that the rights of all New Yorkers will be protected from injustice.

“Maria Vullo is an excellent choice to serve the state of New York in this capacity, and we have utmost confidence that she will build on DFS’s legacy of working closely with advocates and health care providers to ensure safe, confidential coverage and access to reproductive health services, including abortion.  Her nomination is especially timely given the disturbing trend across the country of state legislative and regulatory attacks on access to this care.”