New York offers free abortion pills at city health clinics

New York offers free abortion pills at city health clinics

New York offers free abortion pills at city health clinics, as Mayor Eric Adams says, “For too long, health care has focused on men.”

  • Four clinics will be offering the pills, with access starting tomorrow at the Bronx Clinic
  • Mayor Eric Adams made the announcement today along with city health officials
  • “We’ve been on the fringes of women’s health for too long,” he said

Abortion pills will now be available for free in New York City, Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday.

The Big Apple will offer the pills at a city clinic in the Bronx starting Wednesday, before making them available in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens by the end of the year.

Unlike hospitals that already offer the pills, these clinics don’t collect insurance or billing information.

The move comes as the pills become a focus of the heated abortion debate in America. On Tuesday, a Texas abortion group filed for the revocation of regulatory approval for the drugs.

While the New York process is protected and widely available, some women have faced lengthy travel times and other obstacles since the Supreme Court overturned federal protections for abortion rights in the summer.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams made the announcement during a speech at the New York State Democratic Convention in New York today. He is pictured here speaking at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) annual tribute in Brooklyn, New York yesterday