‘Abortion Haven’: NYC To Provide Free Abortion Drugs At Clinics

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 12: New York City Mayor Eric Adams joins other politicians and Jewish leaders for a conference addressing the rise in anti semitic incidents across the United Sates at the Lincoln Square Synagogue in Manhattan on December 12, 2022 in New York City. The conference was hosted by the Orthodox Union and comes as the Anti-Defamation League, which tracks anti-Semitic behavior nationwide, found 2,717 incidents in 2021. This represents a 34 percent rise from the previous year.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • New York City health clinics will soon be able to offer abortion medication to patients for free as the city positions itself as a safe haven for abortion access following the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.
  • The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene indicated that it has entered into a “sole source” contract with pharmaceutical wholesaler R&S Northeast to buy 200-milligram mifepristone tablets, which are used with misoprostol to induce an abortion, in order “to mitigate the threat to public health posed by the recent supreme court decision,” according to a legal notice.

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