New York officials are preparing for what appears to be inevitable: the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that made abortion legal across the U.S.
State Attorney General Letitia James, along with State Sen. Cordell Cleare (D-Manhattan) and Assemb. Jessica González-Rojas (D-Queens), are supporting legislation to create a Reproductive Freedom and Equity Program. The bill would provide tens of millions in aid for nonprofits and clinics that offer abortion services as well as help the expected influx of women coming from out of state.
In this video report, Caithlin Pena speaks with New Yorkers, including a visiting nurse, about what limitations on abortion elsewhere will mean here.
Videography Alicia Gajraj.