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Ordinance would reimburse city employees for abortion-related travel

Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Gaffney.

Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Gaffney is proposing legislation that would create a reimbursement option for city employees who travel for “medical treatments related to reproductive rights.”

Gaffney’s bill comes on the heels of a leaked initial majority opinion from the Supreme Court on Roe v. Wade that has abortion rights advocates scrambling.

If the draft from the Supreme Court holds, it essentially sends the issue of abortion rights back to the states —like it was before 1973, when the Roe decision established federally that a woman had the right to have an abortion.

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