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$750K awarded to Maimonides Health to continue its NY State Abortion Access Program

May 20, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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BOROUGH PARK — MAIMONIDES MEDICAL CENTER WAS AWARDED $750,000 in funding as part of the continuation of the New York State Abortion Access Program, previously referred to as the Expanding Safe & Supportive Medical and/or Surgical Abortion Access in NYS Program – Phase Two, under the leadership of Gov. Kathy Hochul and the NYS Department of Health. This round of funding will allow for significant upgrades to Maimonides’ Early Pregnancy Assessment Center, Brooklyn’s first and only hospital-based provider of necessary, time-sensitive care in early pregnancy. The funding will enable the EPAC to several hundreds more Brooklyn patients through its innovative approach of providing immediate maternal and reproductive healthcare. These upgrades include expanding and maintaining office staff to improve responsiveness to patients seeking care, as well as obtaining more necessary equipment like sonogram machines. Of the total funding, $500,000 will be distributed for services through the end of 2024, and $250,000 will cover the budget period of Jan. 1, 2025 to June 30, 2025.

The NY State Abortion Access Program was established in 2022 following the Supreme Court Dobbs v. Jackson decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that in 1973 had legalized abortion nationally.

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