LA City Council to Consider Feasibility of Subsidizing Abortions for Out-of-State Persons
UPDATE: This item from October 14th meeting has been moved to the October 18th meeting. Item 15 22-0771
Item 4 of the Agenda for the LA City Council meeting is
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the prohibition of using City resources for the detainment of persons procuring, providing, or aiding in abortion care in the City of Los Angeles, and/or in cooperating with out-of-state agencies investigating those individuals.
Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Raman - Martinez - Price):
- REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present a draft ordinance to prohibit any City resources, including, but not limited to, time spent by employees, officers, or the use of City property, from being utilized to:
- Detain persons for procuring, providing, or aiding in abortion care in the City of Los Angeles.
- Cooperate with or provide information to any individual or out-of-state agency or department investigating persons who procure, provide, or aid in abortion care in the City of Los Angeles.
- INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to report back on the feasibility of allocating funding to help subsidize costs for persons from other states seeking abortion care in the City of Los Angeles.
Three communities have filed community impact statements supporting the recommendations.
Community Impact Statement:
Sherman Oaks Neighborhood Council
Glassell Park Neighborhood Council
Mid City West Neighborhood Council
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