SPOKANE, Wash. — After several hours of public comment, Spokane City Council voted 4-2 in favor of a resolution supporting a women's access to abortion services in Spokane.
Outside of city hall a crowd of demonstrators who support abortion access gathered in support of the resolution.
In the meantime, inside council chambers, the majority of people who spoke during the public comment period were opposed to the resolution.
To be clear, Monday night's vote was a resolution, not an ordinance.That means it's non-binding and more of an expression of the City Council's position on an issue.
The resolution comes as several states, including Idaho, move to make most abortions illegal following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Representatives with Planned Parenthood of Greater Spokane and North Idaho say as it stands right now, more than 40% of abortion care patients at their Spokane Valley Clinic are from Idaho.
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