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Bloomington City Council approves $100,000 for emergency reproductive health services

<p>Bloomington City Council member Dave Smith speaks at a city council meeting on April 6, 2022, at Council Chamber #115. The council voted unanimously in favor of a $100,000 grant to assist people affected by Indiana&#x27;s abortion ban.<a href="https://bloomington.in.gov/onboard/meetingFiles/download?meetingFile_id=10933#page=42" target="_blank"></a> </p>

Bloomington City Council member Dave Smith speaks at a city council meeting on April 6, 2022, at Council Chamber #115. The council voted unanimously in favor of a $100,000 grant to assist people affected by Indiana's abortion ban.

On Oct. 19, the Bloomington City Council voted unanimously in favor of a $100,000 grant program to assist people who have been affected by Indiana’s abortion ban.  

Related: [IU-sponsored insurance will cover abortion travel up to $2,000 beginning in 2023 for IU staff members]

Administered by the Community and Family Resources Department, the program will support local organizations in their response to the abortion ban, according to a city council memo.  

The funding for the grant program comes from the city council’s General Fund, according to the memo. Community and Family Resources plan to award the money by Dec. 3, 2022. 

Currently, Indiana’s abortion ban is on hold after a Monroe County judge temporarily blocked SB-1 as litigation continues.

Related: [Indiana court temporarily blocks Indiana abortion ban]

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