St. Petersburg committee advances $50,000 for residents’ abortion travel costs
ST. PETERSBURG — A City Council committee advanced a $50,000 funding request to pay for travel- and transportation-related expenses for pregnant St. Petersburg residents seeking abortions locally and out of state.
All three of the City Council’s Health, Energy, Resilience and Sustainability committee members present Thursday voted in favor of dipping into the city’s general fund to support the Tampa Bay Abortion Fund. They also voted to advance a resolution affirming the right to privacy in women’s health care decisions.
The full City Council needs to hold a vote for the funding and resolution to go into effect. And even