Assembly Republicans called on the Democratic conference to split up the omnibus women’s agenda and approve eight of the measures that stand a chance of becoming law.

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, meanwhile, shot back, saying Republicans are now backing bills with weaker language at the expense of strengthening abortion rights.

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb pointed to the unanimous vote of the measures in the Senate, which are aimed at curtailing domestic violence, human trafficking and addressing pay equity.

“We should move forward protecting and enhancing the women of our state,” Kolb said at a news conference this morning. “The party aspect of that is not even an issue. I think the Senate has demonstrated there’s bipartisan support all across the state.”

But Democrats in the Assembly, as well as abortion-rights groups, insist the omnibus package known as the Women’s Equality Agenda, should be approved a single piece of legislation.

At the heart of the issue is a measure aimed at codifying Roe v. Wade in state law, one that Republican opponents in the state Senate say is unnecessary and an expansion of existing rights.

“If you talk about a women’s agenda, a woman’s right to control her body is still the number one issue among women in this state, in this country,” Silver told reporters later in the day. “With the new Congress, the first thing Republicans did was introduce bills to restrict a woman’s right to control medical decisions relating to her body.”

Still, aspects of the women’s agenda are slowly becoming law.

The Legislature approved in 2013 a component that addresses order of protections filed by women who are victims of domestic violence. And last year, a version of the human trafficking legislation was approved and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Democratic Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, the main sponsor of the human trafficking legislation, says the bills that can become law ought to be taken up separately.

“I remain convinced as I was in the last session and the session before is there are very good bills before us,” she said.

Paulin also disputes the claim the current legislation being fought over has been watered-down or compromised, saying in some cases the bills are essentially the same measures.

“We shouldn’t be holding some women hostage to the one bill that codifies Roe,” she said. “I’m for that. I’m strongly pro-choice. But it seems a little absurd to me that we’re packaging all women’s advancements around one.”