City’s hospital system launches telehealth program for abortion care

The city’s public hospital system is launching a new program to provide telehealth abortion access to all New Yorkers, allowing medical professionals to provide medication abortion kits after a virtual consultation.

NYC Health + Hospitals ushered in the new program on Monday, making it the country’s first public healthcare system to provide such services. 

Mayor Eric Adams said the new program is necessary to combat ongoing efforts to limit reproductive rights after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year and hampered the ability of many Americans in multiple states to obtain abortion services.