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Resistance during the #Txlege

March 28, 2017

Yesterday, we joined our friends at TEA Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, along with other grassroots activists, to protest the passage of Senate Bill 20. This bill would ban private insurance plans from covering abortions in Texas. We coordinated a banner drop to disrupt the vote and promote an end to all bans on abortion coverage. While the bill passed with a vote of 21 to 10, we were proud to participate in this act of resistance at the Texas Legislature.

Earlier this month, Lilith Fund and TEA Fund held our first-ever Texas Abortion Funds Advocacy Day at the Texas Capitol on March 7th! We were joined by abortion fund advocates from West Fund, Fund Texas Choice, Jane’s Due Process, Bridge Collective, Clinic Access Support Network, Stigma Relief Fund, and other community members. Together, more than 45 abortion access advocates from across the state met with more than 35 legislators to talk about abortion and reproductive justice!

During the legislative visits, we unveiled our proactive advocacy agenda. We crafted this agenda based on the stories we hear from clients every day. Our agenda includes comprehensive abortion coverage, Medicaid expansion, protections for undocumented people, young people, low-income communities, incarcerated people seeking abortion, and more. Sign on today to show your support of the agenda!   

We’re taking these acts of resistance during one of the most hostile and vehemently anti-choice political climates in our history. How do you resist? Will you join us?

We’re only able to resist and advocate for reproductive justice in Texas because of your continued financial support. Right now we’re in the midst of our annual Bowl-a-Thon, our biggest fundraiser of the year, and we have a goal of raising $100,000 for abortion access! We depend on the success of Bowl-a-Thon so that we can support people who need abortion but cannot afford it.

You can help by donating to a Lilith Fund bowler today, or if you want to get more involved please sign up to bowl! We hope you will join us in our efforts to fund abortion and advocate on behalf of reproductive justice in Texas.