Governor Hochul Announces $13.4 Million in Round Two Abortion Provider Support Fund
Governor Hochul announced the nation’s largest $25 million abortion provider support fund in May following the leak of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson and in anticipation of the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
In the first round, the New York State Department of Health awarded $10 million to 13 programs, covering 63 sites currently funded under the Comprehensive Family Planning Program. The Governor also launched a series of Reproductive Health Care Roundtables to discuss the needs of providers and the challenges they face after ROE.
Immediately following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn more than 50 years of medical precedence, Governor Hochul launched a robust paid public education campaign to ensure abortion remains safe, legal and accessible in New York City, which includes a comprehensive one-stop website with information on abortion rights, providers , supports and payment options in New York.
Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett said: “Thank you to the Governor Hochul’s unwavering leadership, we will continue to work in partnership with the doctors, nurses, administrators who provide abortion care to New Yorkers and those seeking abortions in New York State. The reproductive health services we provide here in New York are more important than ever, and this additional funding will allow us to continue breaking down barriers to access for those who need more education, resources, protection and support. »
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said: “This second round of the Abortion Provider Support Fund proves that New York State will continue to fight for reproductive rights to ensure access for all individuals. In the months since the Dobbs decision, our State has remained strong as a destination state for those seeking care. By allocating necessary funds and passing legislation to protect providers and patients, we have created a safe haven in a post-Roe world. Our Work is not over, but this $13.4 million contributes greatly to our fight.