NYC to become first city to directly fund abortions

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New York City could become the first city to set aside funds strictly for abortion, according to a councilmember who called the move a “beacon for the rest of the country.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, both Democrats, announced a budget agreement Friday, set to be voted on this week, that would allocate $250,000 to the New York Abortion Access Fund, which called it “extremely good news” amid other states passing anti-abortion laws.

While the amount that will be funded is small, it seems to be a direct challenge to the growing number of states restricting access to abortions.

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