Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a radio interview on Thursday said he wants the Legislature to approve a bill strengthening New York’s abortion laws within 30 days of the 2019 legislative session.

Cuomo, in an interview that aired on WAMC with Alan Chartock, pointed to the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh earlier this year as the imperative to move on the measure, which has stalled in the Senate. Kavanaugh’s replaced Justice Anthony Kennedy, who was seen as a key swing vote on the court on abortion issues.

Democrats on Tuesday flipped the chamber from Republican control.

“I am going to do everything possible,” Cuomo said. “I’m going to send up the bill as soon as the session starts. I hope to get it done in 30 days. I want to send a signal to New Yorkers and the nation, I believe they nominated and confirmed Kavanaugh to overturn Roe v. Wade. We don’t have the protections in New York State. We don’t have the health protections, so we need to pass that law. So hopefully it gets done in the first 30 days. I’m going to do everything humanly possible to make it happen.”

The bill, known as the Reproductive Health Act, 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.

The bill is likely to be one of several measures to be approved in the opening weeks of the 2019 session that have not received floor votes under the Republican majority.