Bronx abortion clinic now closed, raising concerns for residents

Located on 2070 Eastchester Ave., the clinic was established in 1969, around when New York legalized abortion.

Brittany Cadet and Adolfo Carrion

Mar 5, 2024, 10:25 PM

Updated 49 days ago

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Bronx Abortion has temporarily shut its doors, causing many community members to raise their eyebrows and question why.
The clinic was one of the only ones in the borough to accept walk-ins on Saturdays, and many say it was one of the few affordable options for those seeking abortion services. The clinic’s website states that they are temporarily closed without an explanation.
Located on 2070 Eastchester Ave., the clinic was established in 1969, around when New York legalized abortion. In 2022, advocates stated that it was one of two clinics in the borough providing abortion care.
Councilmember Kevin Riley provided the following statement:
“This closure underscores the broader challenges faced by independent clinics nationwide. We must remain unwavering in our commitment to protecting reproductive rights and ensuring freedom of reproductive choice for all women and birthing people in our city. In 2022, The New York City Council allocated $1 million in funding to expand access to abortion care—the largest commitment of municipal funds in the United States…. Additional efforts are needed to provide independent clinics, such as Bronx Abortion, with the necessary resources and support to sustain their vital services.”
Other clinics remain open in the Bronx, including Planned Parenthood at the Bronx Center and the Morrisania Sexual Health Clinic.


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