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File #: 22-0109R    Version: 0 Name: Request for City Action - Fund to Support Reproductive Health Care
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/16/2022 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 5/16/2022
Enactment #:
Title: Request for City Action - Fund to Support Reproductive Health Care For the purpose of inviting the Mayor to work with the City Council to create a public fund that supports community-based organizations in Baltimore that are engaged in reproductive health services.
Sponsors: Zeke Cohen, Phylicia Porter, Odette Ramos, John T. Bullock, James Torrence, Danielle N. McCray, Ryan Dorsey, Mark Conway, Kristerfer Burnett, Robert Stokes, Sr., Eric T. Costello, Antonio Glover, Sharon Green Middleton
Indexes: Funds, Reproductive Health, Request for City Action, Support
Attachments: 1. 22-0109R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmembers Cohen, Porter



A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Request for City Action - Fund to Support Reproductive Health Care
For the purpose of inviting the Mayor to work with the City Council to create a public fund that supports community-based organizations in Baltimore that are engaged in reproductive health services.
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As the Supreme Court of the United States moves to strike down Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), the City of Baltimore must remain an exemplar for reproductive health care services. Our nation is in crisis. If the federal government will not step up to protect the reproductive health of our most vulnerable citizens, Baltimore will. To that end, Baltimore City Government has an obligation to actively and ardently support community organizations providing these essential services. The impending decision to dismantle Roe v. Wade will strip away dignity and choice from people who most need government on their side. We will not allow needless suffering in our City.

Restricting access to safe abortions and reproductive health care poses risks to physical and mental well-being. Such restrictions force patients to delay care, shutter clinics providing life-saving services, and prohibit access altogether in neighboring states, such as West Virginia. This resolution is intended to protect all people with the capacity for pregnancy-cisgender women, transgender men, non-binar...

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