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Rosie’s Resolution

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by Katy McElroy

Today, City Council will formally recognize the importance of access to affordable abortion care. The name of the resolution – Rosie’s Resolution – will also call for a repeal of bans on insurance coverage for abortion. It is named for Rosie Jiménez, a 27-year-old Chicana who was the first woman known to die of complications related to an unsafe abortion after the Hyde Amendment was passed in 1976. The provision barred the use of federal Medicaid funds for abortions except when the life of the woman would be endangered by carrying the pregnancy to term. Council members will hold a press event before the Council meeting, with Council members Leslie Pool, Ora Houston and Delia Garza and Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo joining reproductive rights advocates to speak on the necessity of reproductive rights for women.

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