Baltimore City Council voted on Monday to establish a fund for community-based organizations providing reproductive healthcare, WBAL TV 11 reports.
Why prioritize reproductive healthcare now?
The City Council approved the resolution two weeks after a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court indicated that the justices will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade–the 1973 ruling that granted constitutional protections for abortion.
“Baltimore will not back down to our commitment to reproductive health. We will help people come here from across the United States to get the services that they need,” said Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen, D-District 1.
Anything else I should know?
Possible recipients for the money include the Baltimore Abortion Fund and the Baltimore Doula Project, along with other similar organizations.
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