Hey, Womxn Project friends! We know that the MAJORITY of Rhode Islanders support the Reproductive Health Care Act and the majority of voters across the country have said time and again that they do not want to see Roe overturned and the right to abortion taken away. Here’s the problem. Our opposition is loud and they are showing up at the State House every week. It is … [Read more...] about SHOW UP and speak out next week (2/26 and 2/27)?!
Feb 11, 2019 || By Kathy Gregg >> PROVIDENCE — The antiabortion lobby in Rhode Island is seeking to discredit the results of a poll that the University of New Hampshire Survey Center conducted last fall by accusing the “dishonest media″ that commissioned the poll of posing a “bogus” abortion question in “collusion″ with abortion-rights advocates. The attack is aimed … [Read more...] about Abortion opponents seek to discredit R.I. media poll finding majority support for Roe v. Wade
For Immediate Release | February 12, 2019 >> Rhode Island Women Need Our Rights – Not More Inflammatory Rhetoric Advocates denounce yet another attempt to push misleading misinformation to undermine support for a bill to codify the protections of Roe v. Wade. (Providence, RI) - Statement by The Womxn Project on the release of poll done for a group called “Citizens … [Read more...] about PR: Rhode Island Women Need Our Rights – Not More Inflammatory Rhetoric
(caption: folks at the State House at 10:35p after 7 hours of testimony had been given. Another 6 hours of testimony was to come...) A Night at the State House House Judiciary Hearing for RHCA 2019 || by Beth Bell || "I'm here and it's terrifying" was the first thing I texted from the security line leading up to the State House yesterday. I was sandwiched between two … [Read more...] about A Night at the State House, House Judiciary Hearing for RHCA 2019
Jan 25, 2019 || by Kendra Gravelle >> KINGSTOWN — With support for legislation that would guarantee legal abortions mounting, it’s beginning to look like all of The Womxn Project’s hard work may finally be brought to fruition. “We’re optimistic,” Jordan Hevenor, a South Kingstown resident and co-director of The Womxn Project, said Monday about the fight to pass the … [Read more...] about Local group fights to pass RHCA in RI
The House version of the Reproductive Health Care Act (House Bill 5127) will be heard THIS Tuesday, January 29thalong with the weaker version of the bill (House Bill 5125) and a couple of bills using trumped up rhetoric to attack access to care. It is critical that we be there IN FORCE to show our support for the RHCA – no substitutes and make it clear that we want to see … [Read more...] about The House Bill 5127: Reproductive Health Care Act is SCHEDULED
In our second episode of Pie Corner Talks, Head Baker Jennifer Rourke and Baker Jeanine Calkin are assisted by sous-chef Melanie DuPont. Special Guest Tiara Mack, board member for The Women’s Health and Education Fund (WHEF) talks about the organization’s work funding contraception and abortion for Rhode Islanders for 30 years and Tiara’s work teaching sex education. Check out … [Read more...] about Episode 2: No Shame
In TWP’s first Pie Corner Talks podcast, Head Baker Jennifer Rourke and baker Jeanine Calkin discuss a slate of bills being introduced in the Rhode Island State House that directly effect women’s rights. A repeal of the “pink tax” on feminine hygiene products, the slate of bills around reproductive freedom and the recent house of representative house hearings on these bills … [Read more...] about Episode 1: Cherry Popped
TAKE ACTION: Check out the list of Senate sponsors below. If your member is on there, PLEASE take just 5 minutes to call and say “Thank you for co-sponsoring this bill to be numbered shortly- the Reproductive Health Care Act. I am truly grateful. Let’s get the RHCA passed this year!” If you have 3 more minutes, you should also send an e-mail. Don’t skip the call – phone … [Read more...] about Rhode Island Senate- Sponsor Listing
January 16, 2019 || Steph Machado Advocacy group The Women Project also sent out an email Wednesday touting the large number of sponsors on the RHCA, declaring: “The women in our state need more than a waiting game where their rights and their health are on the line.” The press release didn’t mention the Williams’ bill. … [Read more...] about Two abortion rights bills introduced in Rhode Island
1/16/2019 || The Womxn Project applauds the official introduction of the Reproductive Health Care Act (RHCA), which protects the right to abortion, into the Rhode Island House of Representatives. The introduction of this critical legislation comes on the heels of Governor Gina Raimondo’s call to codify Roe vs Wade, the Supreme Court case affirming the right to abortion, … [Read more...] about The Womxn Project: Momentum growing for the right to abortion in Rhode Island
“The Reproductive Health Care Act is not about politics: it’s about our health and our ability to control our own futures. The governor has been a leader in working to close gaps in access to reproductive healthcare. The passage of this bill would continue that important and powerful legacy by making sure that we are a state where we protect the right to access safe, legal … [Read more...] about Elections Matter: Rhode Island Legislators Primed to Safeguard Abortion Rights
TAKE ACTION: Check out the list of House sponsors below. If your member is on there, PLEASE take just 5 minutes to call and say “Thank you for co-sponsoring House Bill 5127, the Reproductive Health Care Act. I am truly grateful. Let’s get the RHCA passed this year!” If you have 3 more minutes, you should also send an e-mail. Don’t skip the call – phone calls make a big … [Read more...] about House of Representatives, Sponsor Listing
Jordan Hevenor of The Woman Project in Rhode Island says the recently-formed group is focused on passing the "Reproductive Rights" bill in the upcoming session of the Rhode Island General Assembly. #WPRO … [Read more...] about TWP on WPRO with Steve Klamkin & The Saturday AM News
Most of you have seen photo petitions before - people holding up signs in pictures to raise awareness and show support for a campaign. They are easy to do, but can make a powerful statement. We are reaching out today to ask you to stand with us to show support for the Reproductive Health Care Act! Be part of the movement to protect the right to abortion in Rhode Island! … [Read more...] about #Repro4RI – show your support (and your smile)!