June 21, 2022

The NYCLU submitted testimony regarding Intro 506, in relation to requiring the department of consumer and worker protection to report information on pregnancy services centers in the City and implement an information campaign on such centers. Decisions about pregnancy are time sensitive, and everyone deserves access to timely, comprehensive, and accurate health care information to inform those decisions. Int. 506 addresses an issue of equitable access to quality health care in New York City. Everyone deserves to receive comprehensive information about their health care options and to be connected to qualified providers to address their health care needs. Adequate and early prenatal care, timely abortion care, and emergency contraception are critical to reducing maternal mortality and morbidity rates and disparities. Understanding any gaps in access to comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care services serves an important public health goal of improving health outcomes for all.