Recently, we posted about the #FundAbortionNYC campaign to make New York City the first city in the nation to directly fund abortion care. WHARR was part of a coalition calling on the New York City Council to expand the Reproductive and Sexual Health Services Initiative in the FY2020 city budget to include $250,000 in funding to the New York Abortion Access Fund (NYAAF).

We are thrilled to share the news that the #FundAbortionNYC initiative was successful! Rewire News recently posted a piece from NYAAF about this historic accomplishment, and WHARR got a great shout-out alongside NIRH and All Above All.

“Directly funding abortion care is a concrete action to support people who need abortions and an important statement that the cruel and unjust Hyde Amendment can no longer stand. As New York City Council Member Carlina Rivera tweeted after the funding was announced, “Before Roe v. Wade, NYC was a haven for women who wanted the freedom to choose. It’s time for our City to be that beacon for the country once again.”

We are celebrating this week thanks to a strong coalition of advocates working together to develop a grassroots and political strategy. NYAAF could not have accomplished this victory without the leadership of the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH), the consistent vision and bold messaging of All* Above All, the grassroots mobilization of WHARR: Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights, and the contributions of many others committed to lifting barriers to abortion care.”

Read the full article here.