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City approves protection for reproductive rights.

As the right for a woman to obtain an abortion becomes restricted in many states, Saratoga Springs joined New York City, Ithaca and Washington DC in approving legislation that prohibits the use of city resources to detain persons performing or aiding in obtaining an abortion performed in accordance with public health laws. Chapter 34, adding “Human Rights Protection” to the municipal code, was advanced by Mayor Ron Kim and approved unanimously at the April 4 City Council meeting. Commissioner Minita Sanghvi commented that “this human rights protection ordinance will ensure that our city stands along with others to affirm that reproductive health care is a fundamental right, and a matter of health, privacy and equality.”