Bronx BP, residents rally outside Bronx Borough Hall to rally against overturn of Roe v. Wade
Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson rallied outside Bronx Borough Hall with community members and health advocates in support of the ongoing fight against women’s rights.
This comes as the Supreme Court’s historical decision to overturn Roe v. Wade continues to send waves of shock across our city.
“For 50 years, women in this country and birthing individuals have had a fundamental right to access reproductive health care,” said Gibson. “Abortion care is health care.”
A growing concern has emerged for families in lower-income and minority communities that don’t have resources to travel to have safe abortions.
New York is one of three states that recently passed legislation to require Medicaid to pay for abortion services. It is also one of six states that requires insurance companies to include coverage for abortion in at least some of their insurance plans.
This Supreme Court decision has incited fears of future repercussions for other things, like access to contraception for women.