Republicans in the state Senate on Tuesday sought a provision that would require record-keeping for abortions, a move that comes amid an outcry from abortion opponents over the passage of the Reproductive Health Act last month.

The amendment, which Republicans sought to attach to a bill on record keeping for veterans’ children and inmates, would have restored record keeping requirements removed from the public health law.

“It is chilling that Democrats believe it is good policy to stop keeping medical records which track life-saving procedures for babies born during abortion procedures,” said Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan. “The RHA is extreme and the lack of record keeping is dangerous for women’s health. Records help health professionals understand how a state’s policy impacts its population. This is shameful.”

The Reproductive Health Act, a measure strengthening abortion rights in New York, shifted 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.

Republicans on the national level have pointed to the RHA, as well as a proposal in Virginia, to galvanize conservative voters across the country.

In New York, Republicans want to create a felony charge for violence against pregnant women. A similar provision was sought by GOP lawmakers when the Legislature approved the RHA.