NYC becomes first city to pay directly for abortions

NYC becomes first city to pay directly for abortions
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[Ed. – I don’t think this is going to seem like such a good idea, or that much time will have to pass before that realization is reached.] 

New York City will budget $250,000 to pay for abortions for low-income women who travel from other states for the procedure, The New York Times reported.

The money will be allotted to the New York Abortion Access Fund, which pays for abortions for women not covered by insurance or Medicaid, City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, a Democrat from Manhattan, and Jennifer Fermino, a spokeswoman for Council Speaker Corey Johnson, said.

Abortion activists have lauded the move, which is believed to be the first time a city has allocated money directly for abortion procedures, according to The New York Times. …

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The money, which will be included in the city’s 2020 budget, will pay for about 500 women to terminate their pregnancies.

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