The state Senate on Thursday approved two bills that are part of the 10-point women’s agenda addressing human trafficking and addressed protections geared toward pregnant women in the workplace.

The move appeared to be an effort to highlight a rift in the push for the full agenda, which includes a controversial bill aimed at strengthening the state’s abortion laws.

Some Democratic lawmakers in the Assembly, notably Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, have been pushing for the adoption of the human trafficking legislation which has been bottled up in the omnibus legislation.

Paulin, along with NOW New York City President Sonia Ossorio, even provided a quote for a Senate press released trumpeting the passage of the bill in the chamber this afternoon.

“I am thrilled that the Senate voted to pass the TVPJA,” Paulin said in a statement. “It’s an important step in curtailing the horrible practice of buying and selling human beings in New York State and I applaud the Senate for taking this step. However to get this bill signed into law, the Assembly must allow it to be voted on as a stand-alone measure. While I wholeheartedly support each of the 10 points outlined in the WEA, I urge my colleagues to put aside the politics so that we can give human trafficking victims the help they desperately need today.”

The Senate, led by a coalition of Republicans and five independent Democrats, last year approved nine of the 10 measures after Gov. Andrew Cuomo the package into 10 separate pieces of legislation. An effort by IDC Leader Jeff Klein to attach the abortion piece — which is aimed at codifying Roe v. Wade into state law — to another bill failed a procedural vote.

Cuomo has renewed his call in recent weeks for the full women’s agenda to pass both houses of the Legislature.

“The Senate took action today on two bills designed to further protect and enhance women’s rights in the Empire State, including legislation to help put an end to the despicable practice of human trafficking,” Senate GOP Leader Dean Skelos said. “This bill is a key provision of the New York State Senate Women’s Equality Agenda, a series of measures that will empower women and break down barriers that perpetuate violence, discrimination and inequality based on gender. Since we passed the human trafficking bill a year ago, lives continue to be placed in danger while we wait for the Assembly to join us in acting. I join with Assemblywoman Amy Paulin in urging the Assembly to pass this bill immediately.”