City Council Funds Planned Parenthood of New Mexico

$250,000 was added to City Budget for Planned Parenthood.

May 17, 2022

At last night’s City Council Meeting, Albuquerque City Councilor Tammy Fiebelkorn proposed an amendment to the City of Albuquerque’s Operating Budget to include $250,000 in funding for a Council-directed sponsorship to Planned Parenthood of New Mexico. The amendment passed on a vote of 6-3.

“While extremists attack choice nationwide and the Supreme Court seems poised to take away women’s rights and control of their own bodies, we affirmed our respect and support for women’s reproductive freedoms. I’m proud to have sponsored this amendment to provide vital support for Planned Parenthood” said Tammy Fiebelkorn, District 7 City Councilor.

Councilor Fiebelkorn’s amendment created the needed funds for this sponsorship by removing an allocation for a project for which alternative funding has been secured. The amendment then added $250,000 for Council-directed sponsorship to Planned Parenthood of New Mexico.

“Anti-women extremists have used aggression and intimidation towards Planned Parenthood clinics, staff, and patients resulting in increased costs, delays in treatment, and additional counseling and education needs,” Councilor Fiebelkorn added. “These funds support our local Planned Parenthood clinic to ensure that all Albuquerque women have access to family planning, abortion, and other reproductive health services.”

Following amendments, the City Council passed the Fiscal Year 2023 Operating Budget bill R-22-24 and it will be sent to the Mayor for signature.