From the Morning Memo:

Supporters of abortion and reproductive rights expect to renew an effort to approved measures like the Reproductive Health Act and expand access to contraceptives as Donald Trump’s presidency looms next year.

The push would reignite a heated debate over the RHA, a measure that is aimed at the codification of Roe v. Wade in state law and is deeply opposed by opponents of abortion, who have argued it’s a needless expansion of existing rights in New York.

“We have congress actually poised to escalate the kind of attacks on abortion and contraception and even going after Obamacare,” said Andrea Miller, the president of the National Institute for Reproductive Health. “Given that, it’s more important than ever to enshrine in state law the protections of Roe v. Wade and guarantee the full range of coverage of contraceptives. We expect that will be on the chopping block in the first 100 days.”

Further complicating matters is the possibility of a Republican-controlled state Senate, which had opposed an abortion plank in the 10-point Women’s Equality Agenda, an omnibus bill that also included measures such as pay equity and cracking down on human trafficking.

Most of the women’s agenda was eventually approved, save for the abortion component.

“I think it will come up and I’ve already heard from some of the advocates that some of those conversations have already begun,” said Assemblywoman Pat Fahy, an Albany Democrat. “As you know, some of the dynamics in this state have not changed.”

Still, Miller said things have changed since the pitched battles of 2013 and 2014 over the issue.

“We recognize the challenges we’ve had in recent years, but I’m hopeful with this changed federal landscape, this will serve as a real awakening, a real wake up call,” she said. “Our phones have been ringing off the hook with people asking what can i do and what do i need to do to protect ourselves. The fact is, there is an awakening of the pro-choice majority.”