ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Kathy Hochul has announced that New York will make $35 million available to help abortion providers boost services and security. The Democrat said the state has to get ready for a potential influx of out-of-state patients if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Hochul’s office said she’ll use emergency health funding to provide $25 million in grants and reimbursements to abortion providers. She will also use $10 million for security upgrades at abortion providers and reproductive health centers will come from from the state’s Division of Criminal Justice Services, part of the state’s executive branch.
Photo: May 5, 2022—New York City — Governor Kathy Hochul today talks to Trevor Ault from ABC-TV about the State of New York’s plans to combat any possible overturning of the landmark Roe. V. Wade Supreme Court abortion case (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Kathy Hochul)