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New York City Will Pay Abortion Fees For Women From Other States

Posted On: Jun 17, 2019   |   Posted By: Scary Mommy

New York City Will Pay Abortion Fees For Women From Other States

New York City is the first city in the country to directly fund abortions 2019 has been a terrifying year for women's rights , specifically the right to have a safe abortion. So far nine states have passed bills to either limit or completely ban, abortions this year. In response to this national health crisis, New York City has decided to pay for uninsured women's abortions, including individuals who travel to New York specifically to have an abortion.
“We heard the news on the abortion bans across the country,” City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera told The New York Times. “Many of us in New York felt helpless. We wanted to do more.”
The city has allocated $250,000 to non-profit New York Abortion Access Fund exclusively to pay for abortion procedures, which city officials say will allow about 500 women to terminate their pregnancies. NYAAF covered nearly 600 women's abortions in 2018, though this is the first year that the organization will receive funds from the city's budget, and this is the first...

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