For how long in a pregnancy should abortion be legal?
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo wants to expand access to abortion in New York, calling for additional protections that would make late term abortions legal to save the life of the mother. While the governor has yet to release the details, he supports removing criminal penalties for abortion that remain on the books, instead the procedure would be regulated by health law. This action would guarantee the right to an abortion in New York, even if Roe v. Wade were overturned by the Supreme Court. Is New York setting an example for the nation or pushing boundaries too far? Should there be limits on when a fetus can be aborted?
Should George Zimmerman face federal civil rights charges?
The Justice Department is now deciding whether to bring a federal civil rights case against George Zimmerman that could put him on trial again for the death of Trayvon Martin. The government would need to prove that his killing of the 17-year old Martin was racially motivated.
Could a federal trial satisfy the demands for justice over Martin’s death? Or would it further divide the country?
What would cause you to use MacArthur Airport more?
MacArthur Airport has seen a 46.4 percent decrease in commercial flights since 2007. Some Newsday readers blame high prices and inconvenient flight schedules. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is working to attract additional airlines to MacArthur, and to build in a customs facility to allow for international traffic.
Help inform our upcoming editorial: What do you think would make the airport more attractive to travelers?