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Rep. Sheryl Cole and Advocates Announce “Rosie’s Law,” a Bill to Lift Abortion Coverage Bans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 12, 2019

**MEDIA ADVISORY: Press Conference**

Contact:      

Cristina Parker, cristina@lilithfund.org
Denise Rodriguez, denise@teafund.org
Rockie Gonzalez, rockie@lafronterafund.org

AUSTIN — State Rep. Sheryl Cole (D-Austin) and advocates from Texas-based abortion funds recently introduced historic legislation, “Rosie’s Law” (HB 895), to expand insurance coverage for Texans enrolled in the state’s Medicaid program. The bill is named to honor the life of Rosaura “Rosie” Jimenez of McAllen, Texas. On February 14, Cole and advocates will host a press conference to share more details about this bold legislation.

Also on February 14, advocates will be taking to the streets in Rosie’s hometown of McAllen, Texas, to rally for expanding insurance coverage for Texans enrolled in Medicaid. Rally details here.

A rally in McAllen, Texas,

WHEN:

Thursday, February 14, 2019
9 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. CT

WHO:

  • State Rep. Sheryl Cole
  • Erika Galindo, Lilith Fund
  • Rockie Gonzalez Frontera Fund
  • Kamyon Conner, Texas Equal Access Fund
  • Analysia Cole, Lilith Fund financial assistance recipient  

WHERE:  

Texas Capitol, Speaker’s Committee Room, 2W.6

Media please RSVP to cristina@lilithfund.org for details.

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Frontera Fund provides practical support and funding for abortion to people seeking abortions in the Rio Grande Valley and to people living in the Rio Grande Valley who have to travel to other clinics in Texas and out of state.

Lilith Fund funds abortion in central and southern regions of Texas and advocates for change through the movement for reproductive justice.

Texas Equal Access Fund provides funding to low-income people in the northern region of Texas who are seeking abortion and cannot afford it, while simultaneously working to end barriers to abortion access through community education and shifting the current culture toward reproductive justice.

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