ALBANY, N.Y. — New York taxpayers could decide to contribute to a fund that helps pay for abortions under a proposed bill.

State Sen. Alessandra Biaggi and Assemblymember Karines Reyes say their bill would create an abortion access fund that taxpayers could voluntarily contribute to when they file their personal income tax returns.

The Democrats say the fund’s money would go to not-for-profit groups that provide financial and logical assistance to individuals seeking abortion care.

The Legislature passed a sweeping law last year to protect a right to abortion care in New York in case of changes on the federal level. Lawmakers could consider passing the latest bill this year before they depart in early June.

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