New York Mayor Eric Adams officially announced Tuesday that the city will provide the abortion pills — mifepristone and misoprostol at four health clinics.
This will make the city the first municipality in the country to offer abortion pills to women up to 15 weeks pregnant at its agency health clinics free of charge.
In making the announcement Adams couched his comments with some light-hearted thoughts on supporting women’s sexual health.
“We can talk about erectile dysfunction but not clitoral stimulation — something’s wrong. Something is just wrong,” Hizzoner said.
What was not mentioned was Adams and his health officials are picking up where Margaret Sanger and her Planned Parenthood program started.
Adams has targeted the four clinics in predominantly black neighborhoods — the Morrisania section of the Bronx, Jamaica, central Harlem and Crown Heights — to provide the free service.
This continues Sanger’s thoughts on eugenics. Sanger believed the affluent and educated already limited their child-bearing, while the poor and uneducated lacked access to contraception and information about birth control.
“These four sites can deliver up to 10,000 medical abortions a year, and that’s on top of what our public hospital system already does,” the city’s Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan boasted at the press conference.
Vasan said any woman from across the country can access abortion tablets at the city clinics.
Pro-life activists are concerned that New York will become an “abortion tourist destination” with both the city and state providing aid and comfort — but forbids counseling the woman on the alternatives to ending the pregnancy.
State Conservative Party chairman Gerald Kassar fumed, “This is abortion tourism. New York has gone way too extreme on abortion.”
“Abortion, unfortunately, is New York’s answer to everything concerning pregnancy. Abortion is promoted as a social good. Why won’t New York help pregnant women who wish to keep their babies bring them to term and escape poverty,” Dennis Poust, executive director of the New York State Catholic Conference, said.