New York to offer free abortion pills at city-run health clinics


New York to offer free abortion pills at city-run health clinics as mayor Eric Adams says: ‘For too long, healthcare has centered around men’

  • Four clinics will offer the pills, with access at the Bronx clinic starting tomorrow
  • Mayor Eric Adams made the announcement today alongside city health officials
  • ‘We have been standing on the sidelines of women’s health for too long,’ he said

Free abortion pills will be offered at four city-run health clinics in New York, mayor Eric Adams announced today.

From tomorrow, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene clinic at the Bronx will offer abortion medication, with three additional clinics in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens to begin dispensing the pills by the end of the year.

The move is part of a plan to healthcare inequalities for women in the city.

Mr Adams said in a speech today at City Hall alongside city health officials: ‘For too long, health and health care has been centered around men.

‘If men had periods, pap smears and menopause, they would get a paid vacation. And if men could get pregnant, we wouldn’t see Congress trying to pass laws restricting abortion.’

He added: ‘We have been standing on the sidelines of women’s health for too long, and I have personally seen firsthand how the health system is letting our women down.’

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

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