New York City to Become First City to Directly Fund Abortions

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New York City could become the first city to directly fund abortions if the city council votes to approve $250,000 to be allocated to the New York Abortion Access Fund.

On Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson revealed a new budget agreement, which would allocate $250,000 to the New York Abortion Access Fund for women who cannot afford an abortion.

De Blasio called the abortion funding a "step up" for the city, as the funding would make New York City the first city in America to fund abortion services.

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