New York City has created a $250,000 fund to pay for abortions for women who cannot afford the procedure, including women who live out of state.
Known as the New York Abortion Access Fund, the organization officially launched over the weekend, reportedly making New York City the first city in the United States to directly fund abortion.
The Fund stated in an entry on its website posted Sunday that it was created with money allocated from the city’s 2020 budget in response to “increasing attacks on abortion access throughout the country.”
We are proud to advance health equity and justice at this critical time. As it gets harder for people to access abortion in conservative states, NYC will likely see an increase in out-of-state folks seeking abortion,” states NYAAF.
“This city funding means NYAAF will be better-equipped to keep up with the increasing demand and to continue building a movement to lift barriers to abortion access here in New York and across the country.”
The Fund credited the collaborative work of groups like National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, Reproductive Health Access Project, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health New York, and the National Council of Jewish Women New York, as well as a social media #FundAbortionNYC campaign, in creating the direct funding of abortion. More on Christian Post.