With many states signing the Heartbeat bill law which bans abortions as soon as a heartbeat is detected, NYC is making the trailblazer decision to set funds aside strictly for abortions.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city will allocate $250,000 to the proposed New York Abortion Access Fund which a council member called the a “beacon for the rest of the country”. The fund will be available for low income women within the five boroughs of New York.
“This initiative not only makes New York the first city in the nation to directly fund abortion services, but also lets any American who is facing increasing abortion restrictions in their home state know that they can come and get the services they need in the five boroughs,” Councilwoman Carlina Rivera of Manhattan said in a statement.
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