Senate Minority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins did not praise the constitutional amendment that would codify the Roe v. Wade decision in state law as backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, indicating more urgency was needed on the issue.

An amendment to the state’s constitution would take years to be approved: Two separately elected sessions of the Legislature would have to pass it and then be before voters in a referendum.

“I understand what the governor is doing, but that is a very long game that will take two separate sessions,” she said at a news conference. “We have to continue everyday to say that these are rights women have had.”

Cuomo is introducing the measure as President Donald Trump is poised to name his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, replacing the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

Trump has said an overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision would mean the abortion issue would be sent back to individual state governments.

But Stewart-Cousins said that rather pushing for the amendment, pressure should be exerted on Republicans to back the Reproductive Health Act, which includes a Roe v. Wade codification. At least one Democratic lawmaker, Sen. Ruben Diaz, is opposed to abortion rights.

“We continue to drive home the point that in 1970, before there was a Roe v. Wade, New York legislators in both parties, in both houses, 12 Republicans voted with the majority of their Democratic colleagues,” she said. “Why in 2017 we can’t, once again, with women’s health being so jeopardized by what’s coming out of this administration, we have to stand up.”