Support a Convening of Texas Reproductive Justice Organizations!

This coming weekend, Texas reproductive justice activists will gather to work together on making abortion accessible to all people who need care in Texas.

We are facing the most severe abortion restrictions this state has seen in over forty years. On September 1, we expect a majority of our remaining Texas abortion clinics to close when the ASC provision of House Bill 2 goes into effect. At most seven clinics will survive September 1, leaving 900,000 Texas women more than 150 miles from the nearest abortion provider.

This is a human rights violation and a repulsive act of political and patriarchal bullying. The following organizations met in Houston in January of 2014 to discuss our response to the fallout from the November 1, 2013 implementation of three other provisions of House Bill 2:

The National Network of Abortion Funds generously sponsored and facilitated that first convening, and will attend this second convening (and provide a portion of our catering costs—thanks NNAF!). This time around, the Texas organizations have planned the convening ourselves, and several representatives of each group are traveling to the meeting from all regions of the state. Most of the organizations who attended last time, as well as Southwestern Women's Surgery Center (Dallas-based ASC abortion provider), will participate this weekend. 

Most individuals and/or organizations are paying lodging costs out of pocket, but we would love to have your help paying the cost of our meeting room, catering one meal, and providing a travel subsidy for those who would not be able to attend without it. 

Your contribution is tax deductible and will be used only to cover the expenses of this convening. This is a wonderful way to support the work we are doing to remove barriers to abortion access! Thanks for your support.

Who's donating

Hannah Blitzer
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Evan Stone
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Kim Mogford
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Robin Mandell
Xandelyn Wright
Karen Elenich
Angelique Jewell
Caitlin Willenbrink
Constance Crawford
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Alexandra Bonifield
Michael Cheney
Abigail Hazlett
Shira Feinberg
Heather McLeod
Gillian Parrillo
Lea Ivy
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