NARAL Pro-Choice NY is out with its first round of legislative endorsements, and the list of 10 Senate candidates who have won the group’s backing includes not a single incumbent.

NARAL is only supporting “100 percent pro-choice candidates,” and has “serious concerns about the current Senate leadership’s commitment to reproductive health and rights,” which is why not sitting senators received its endorsement “at this time.”

This issue, according to NARAL spokeswoman, Samantha Levine, is the fact that the Reproductive Health Act, which strengthens the state’s protection of abortion rights with an eye toward the possibility of the weakening of Roe v. Wade at the federal level, has not been brought to the floor for a vote.

Democratic Senate hopefuls who made the cut include:

Regina Calcaterra (1st SD, challenging Sen. Ken LaValle), Dave Mejias (6th SD, challenging Sen. Kemp Hannon), Carol Gordon (8th SD, challenging Sen. Chuck Fuschillo ), Assemblyman Michael Gianaris (12th SD, running unopposed for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. George Onorato), Charlie Ramos (32nd SD, primarying Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr.), Didi Barrett (41st SD, challenging Sen. Stephen Saland), Sue Savage (44th SD, challenging Sen. Hugh Farley), Kathleen Joy (50th SD, challenging Sen. John DeFrancisco), Pamela MacKesey (53rd SD, running for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. George Winner) and Robin Wilt (56th SD, challenging Sen. Joe Robach).

Interesting that six of the 10 candidates listed are women, which dovetails nicely into an interesting piece Jimmy Vielkind has today about the “year of the woman” in NY politics, mirroring a national tend (except it’s really year of the GOP woman, nationally speaking, and here we’re focused on Democrats).

NARAL did endorse quite a few incumbent Assembly members. That full list appears here.