New York City is now the first city in the nation to directly fund abortion care!
NAPAWF*NYC was proud to be a part of the Fund Abortion NYC campaign, calling on the New York City Council to do its part to ensure that financial barriers don’t interfere with anyone’s ability to control when and whether to become a parent.
NAPAWF*NYC joined National Institute for Reproductive Health, the New York Abortion Access Fund, All* Above All, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health New York LAN, Reproductive Health Access Project, Lady Parts Justice League, the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum NYC Chapter, the National Council of Jewish Women New York, and WHARR to ask the New York City Council to fund abortion care for New Yorkers. And because you raised your voice, the City Council said YES.
As other states continue to pass laws that restrict abortion access and the right to legal abortion comes under unprecedented attack nationwide, New York City set the national standard as a place where abortion is not only accessible, but affordable for all.
The City Council will provide $250,000 to the New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF), which helps hundreds of people each year pay for the abortion care they need when facing economic and logistical barriers to access. This support makes New York City the first city in the nation to directly fund abortion care.
Working together, we can continue to help directly aid individuals seeking abortion care while leading the country on health equity and justice.