New York to give out free abortion pills starting this Wednesday

New York to give out free abortion pills starting this Wednesday

Mayor Eric Adams wants New York to continue its vocation as a “city of refuge” while other states restrict access to abortion

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Pills are delivered free of charge in New York to anyone who wants them

new York will start offering abortion pills beginning this Wednesday, the 18th, first at a sexual health clinic in the Bronx and then at three other similar centers run by the city, Mayor Eric Adams announced this Tuesday, the 17th. In doing so, New York reaffirms its vocation as a “city of refuge” at a time when several states across the country are restricting the right to free abortion, forcing many women to move to more tolerant places to have an abortion abortion. “New York has always been, and will continue to be, a beacon of leadership in this nation,” the mayor said in a speech touting improvements in women’s sexual health. The four clinics that will join this free pill initiative in 2023 have the capacity to dispense up to 10,000 pills a year, according to community sources cited by the Gothamist portal. These clinics are unique in that, unlike hospitals, they do not require patients to have health insurance, making it much easier for lowincome women who do not have an insurance plan to access them.

*With information from EFE