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NYC Health + Hospitals Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Draft Opinion to Overturn Roe v. Wade

May 02, 2022

New York, NY

NYC Health + Hospitals today released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion that would strike down Roe v. Wade:

Statement:

“While the Supreme Court considers overturning the fundamental protections of Roe v. Wade, NYC Health + Hospitals will continue to provide safe, legal, accessible abortion services to all New Yorkers. We believe it is critical that New Yorkers have multiple ways to access vital reproductive health and pregnancy termination services, and we are proud to serve in a state that has codified these rights. Our public health system is available to all New Yorkers without judgment, and services are offered regardless of ability to pay or immigration status.”

Background:

  • NYC Health + Hospitals follows all New York State laws, which allows abortion and reproductive services.
  • NYC Health + Hospitals offers offer a wide range of services, including primary care, family planning, abortion services, prenatal through delivery care, midwifery and doula services, postpartum care, breastfeeding/lactation services, breast exams, nutrition, behavioral health referrals, preventative care, and vaccinations.
  • NYC Care, NYC Health + Hospital’s health care access program, recently eliminated its six-month residency eligibility requirement. Now all New Yorkers can get the care they need.