Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul were both endorsed on Wednesday by Planned Parenthood Empire State State Votes Political Action Committee as abortion and reproductive rights becomes a key issue this week in the campaign for governor.

Cuomo has spent the last three days pointing to his support for the Reproductive Health Act and prodding Republicans in the state Senate to take up the legislation as President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could tip the balance on the court for Roe v. Wade to be overturned.

“Now more than ever we need experienced leaders who understand the importance of protecting access to abortion in New York State,” said the group’s president, Robin Chapelle Goldston.

“Governor Cuomo has been a national leader in the fight for reproductive health rights and has been instrumental in improving New Yorkers’ health through increasing contraception access and coverage, improving maternal health to combat maternal mortality, and preserving access to safe and legal abortion. In this critical moment in our nation’s history, the stakes are too high; we need an experienced leader who will fight to protect New Yorkers from federal attacks on our rights and values — and that leader is Andrew Cuomo.”

Cuomo is seeking a third term; Hochul is running for her second as Cuomo’s preferred running mate.

Cuomo faces Democrat Cynthia Nixon in a Sept. 13 primary. Nixon has been critical of Cuomo’s previous efforts to gain a vote in the Republican-led Senate for the RHA, though the votes for the legislation have been difficult to come by over the last decade.

Nixon on Wednesday rallied with the abortion-rights group #VOTEPROCHOICE as well as Democratic state candidates Jessica Ramos, Alessandra Biaggi, Rachel May, Jasi Robinson and Julie Goldberg.