Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan in a statement Thursday blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s push for the passage of the Reproductive Health Act, charging that is being brought about by the “singular fear” of Cynthia Nixon’s primary challenge.

The bill has been a flashpoint for Cuomo in the wake of the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the U.S. Supreme Court and the pending confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a development that could tip the balance for abortion cases at the high court.

Cuomo has vowed New York would serve as a bulwark if the landmark Roe v. Wade decision is overturned.

“Governor Cuomo’s singular fear is Cynthia Nixon tarnishing his newfound progressive narrative,” Flanagan said in a statement.

“He knows, as the Daily News pointed out in a recent editorial, that Roe is the law of the land in New York. Roe is federal law, no case is currently before the Supreme Court or even anticipated to be decided in the near future. Further, New York’s Attorney General offered a legal opinion in 2016 that Roe stands in this state.”

The RHA would shift language for abortions from the state’s penal code to the public health law, change abortion’s status as an exception to homicide and allow abortions in the third trimester of a pregnancy under certain circumstances.

Cuomo has released ad aimed at individual Republicans in the state Senate who represent potential battleground districts for Democrats, urging them to return to Albany and take up a vote on the bill.

Cuomo’s top aides scoffed at the statement, pointing to a Quinnipiac University poll this morning that found 73 percent of New York back the Roe v. Wade decision.

“What or who are you afraid of?” tweeted Melissa DeRosa, Cuomo’s top aide. “Enough with the obfuscation — PUT THE BILL ON THE FLOOR”

Updated: Flanagan’s comments were criticized by reproductive rights groups.

“Senator John Flanagan chooses to stand with right-wing extremists and ideologues rather than with New York women,” said Robin Chapelle Golston, the president of Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts.

“His comments that women do not need to fear losing their constitutional right to abortion while the president has vowed to overturn Roe v. Wade defy logic. Senator Flanagan tells us to be complacent while the Trump administration is conducting a full-scale assault on our access to health care from destroying Title X, the nation’s oldest family planning program to packing the Court system with anti-choice zealots.”