Res. No. 1635-A
Resolution commemorating the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and calling on the United States Congress to support funding for comprehensive reproductive health care.
By Council Members Ferreras, Lappin, Mendez, Arroyo, The Speaker (Council Member Quinn), Mark-Viverito, Koppell, Palma, Rodriguez, Brewer, Rose, Weprin, Garodnick, Reyna, Barron, Chin, Comrie, Dromm, Gonzalez, Jackson, James, Koo, Koslowitz, Lander, Recchia, Van Bramer, Wills, Foster, King, Dickens, Gennaro and Levin
Whereas, Every woman needs access to a range of safe, affordable and comprehensive reproductive health care throughout her life, including cancer and sexually transmitted infection screenings, contraceptive services, abortion care, prenatal care, and labor and delivery services; and
Whereas, On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion throughout the country with the Roe v. Wade decision; and
Whereas, Since 1973, many states have passed laws limit...Click here for full text