Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered his sixth State of the City Address. Policy promises focused on health care, workers’ rights, and tenant protection were paired with bold ideas on transportation, early education and retirement security.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Dr. Herminia Palacio, and President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals Dr. Mitchell Katz today announced the City’s public health system will cease participating in the federal Title X program for as long as the “gag rule” is in effect.
“The Trump gag rule denies women the freedom to make their own health care decisions. It is a frightening, dystopian policy that will have a disproportionate effect on women of color. My Administration will do everything in its power to fight the gag rule and protect the rights of women...."
STATEMENT FROM MAYOR DE BLASIO ON SIGNING OF REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ACT, "“It is crucial that we protect a woman’s right to the full spectrum of reproductive health care, particularly at this moment in history when these rights are under attack nationally.".