Texas

In 2017, Lilith Fund, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, Texas Equal Access (TEA) Fund, & West Fund continued their coordinated effort to implement a cohesive, multi-city strategy to advance abortion access and build grassroots power on the local level. They expanded their #ReproPowerTX Campaign, which puts forth local proactive policy agendas for reproductive freedom grounded in research and community input, by launching a policy agenda in El Paso and hosted Local Repro Days of Action in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, and Houston to center the stories of people who have had abortions. Lilith Fund and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas (Houston, TX) continued to build on the success of their 2015 National Institute supported roundtable on abortion access and advocacy with the launch of a comprehensive reproductive rights agenda, #ReproPowerHouston, with an adjoining website at www.ReproPowerTx.org. The website’s launch drew support from local activists and elected officials. These two partners will now work towards passage of one of the policies listed in the agenda. NARAL Pro-Choice Texas is working as part of a cohort of organizations in Texas on a long-term initiative to develop and advance an abortion rights vision, engage a new and broad base of supporters, and reduce shame and stigma by publicly promoting the affirmative value of abortion in women's lives. In 2013, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas worked to defeat anti-choice legislation with grassroots advocacy, an abortion story collection project, and research briefings for lawmakers. The project was conducted in partnership with Whole Women's Health. In 2012, the Travis County Commissioner’s Court unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and calling for the restoration of family planning funding in Texas. In 2010, the organization won passage of an ordinance in the City of Austin to inform women about the limited services provided by crisis pregnancy centers.