The following full text of the New York City Council Committee on Women’s Issues’ Resolution 1635-A.
This resolution epitomizes the kind of bold, forward-thinking action that cities and municipalities across the country can and do take to meet the real needs of women and families.
We are privileged to live in a state where we have Medicaid coverage of abortion, but we know that is not enough.
Each woman should have coverage for the full range of reproductive health care, regardless of how her insurance is paid for, to ensure that she has the means to access safe medical care from a trained provider.
What if we made fetuses evidence and said abortion would “destroy” it? It’s illogical in every way.
After 40 years, isn’t it time that our policies reflect real women and real families?
Pregnant from your rapist? Too bad. Have that baby anyway.
Just a few more votes and women in the military may finally have the same access to abortion that other women with federal health care plans are supposed to have.
Part of my reproductive justice agenda is to overturn Hyde. But the anniversary also made me think about all the other things that I want when it comes to repro justice. Here’s a partial list.
Often the argument is that if we try and fight the public funding battle, we might lose ground in overall access to abortion. But I think that the exact opposite is true. If we don’t fight the public funding debate, we’re going to lose altogether.