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Testimony for the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Health

As the legal arm of New York’s reproductive rights movement, the NYCLU strives to ensure that New York remains a beacon for bodily autonomy and the full range of reproductive rights, from access to abortion care to birth justice. And, as class counsel in the Willowbrook case, the NYCLU advocates for the rights of New Yorkers with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to quality services provided in the least restrictive setting appropriate to their needs.

In the first state budget since the fall of Roe, New York must codify and fund an access agenda and reject the move of the system of services for people with I/DD to a risk-based Medicaid managed care funding system.

As bold as the spirit of New York, we are the NYCLU.
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