Officials and activists came together Saturday to support Planned Parenthood.
They held a rally at a clinic in the East Village, urging Washington to not defund and shutdown Planned Parenthood centers. Earlier this week, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Republicans will push to take away all federal funding, as part of repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Organizers say millions would lose access to health services.
"People, we know what's going on here," said the city's first lady Chirlane McCray. "Planned Parenthood is under attack again from extremists in Congress."
"The war against women has always existed but this, this administration that is to come and this extreme Congress is taking it to another level," said City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
"We were created to provide access to birth control and we are still fighting for access to birth control today," said Joan Malin, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood NYC.
The center where they held the rally is named after Margaret Sanger, who opened the country's first family planning clinic in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn back in 1916.