SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, several City Council members and other community leaders plan to announce a Special Meeting of the council to consider a resolution in support of reproductive health care rights.
The resolution will be announced during a press conference at 9 a.m. on Wednesday from the front steps of City Hall.
You can watch a livestream of the press conference at the top of this article.
The proposed resolution states, “People have a basic human right to medical services and treatment, including abortion.”
According to a press release from District 5 Councilwoman Teri Castillo, she drafted the resolution after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in support of San Antonians who may need an abortion.
Nirenberg called a Special Meeting of the council on Aug. 2 to review and vote on the resolution.
The following are expected to be in attendance at Tuesday’s press conference:
Ron Nirenberg, Mayor
Teri Castillo, District 5 Councilwoman
Melissa Cabello Havrda, District 6 Councilwoman
Phyllis Viagran, District 3 Councilwoman
Members of the San Antonio City Council
Reproductive Rights Organizations
Faith-Based Organization Leaders