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NYC Mayor Adams Signs Six Bills to Increase Abortion Access

Eric Adams

Eric Adams

Photographer: Andrew Harnik/AP Photo/Bloomberg

New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed six bills aimed at expanding abortion access, seeking to bolster the city’s status as a haven for women from states with severe restrictions on the procedure.

The legislation includes a mandate for clinics operated by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide free abortion medication. It also prohibits the use of city resources to detain people for performing the procedure, and forbids city agencies from cooperating with out-of-state law enforcement about abortions performed in New York.