NYC Making Abortion Pills Available At City Run Clinics
New York City is offering free access to abortion pills starting today at a city run sexual health clinic.
By the end of the year, there will be four city run clinics to offer the abortion pill. The Morrisania Sexual Health Clinic in the Bronx is the first. It started making them available Wednesday. Health Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan says this in addition to the abortion services being offered by city run hospitals. However, he says unlike the hospitals, the city run health clinics will not ask patients about their citizenship status and insurance.
"This is city dollars going to this specific purpose and we are the first in the nation to do that."
The initiative is part of a series of women's health services just announced by the mayor.