BY JENNIFER MCDERMOTT, March 5, 2019 07:27 PM || Lawmakers in Rhode Island are seriously considering whether to enshrine abortion protections in state law, joining states around the country that are revisiting their laws in anticipation of renewed federal fights over abortion. The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill Tuesday, 9 to 7, codifying the U.S. Supreme … [Read more...] about Bill to protect abortion moves to Rhode Island House floor
By Rachel Nunes, Patch Staff | Mar 5, 2019 8:46 pm || Abortion rights groups including Planned Parenthood and the Womxn Project applauded the decision. "Anti-abortion lawmakers are hellbent on chipping access to safe, legal abortion to the point where a right without access isn't a right at all. We're fighting to ensure Roe is protected in Rhode Island," Planned … [Read more...] about House Judiciary Committee Passes Abortion Bill 9-7
We are beyond grateful to everyone who showed up to the State House on Tuesday. SUCH A BIG WEEK! ast night (and into this morning – almost 6 am) people were up at the State House to speak out at two different hearings. We took a HUGE step forward in the campaign to protect the right to abortion! The House Judiciary Committee passed an amended Reproductive Privacy Act (H … [Read more...] about WE ARE SO CLOSE, BUT THERE IS WORK TO DO. The time is now!
In episode 4, Candid Conversation with an Awesome Doc, your Master Baker, Jennifer Rourke talks with Dr. Beata Nelken on the work she is doing in the State at a clinic in Central Falls, RI and the ongoing issues with state reproductive limitations. Sponsored by … [Read more...] about Episode 4: Candid Conversation with an Awesome Doc
By Kathy Gregg, March 2, 2019 || The Roman Catholic bishop of Providence, the Rhode Island Right to Life Committee and the chairman of the state GOP mounted a strenuous campaign on Saturday to head off a vote Tuesday on the latest version of a bill to keep abortion legal in the state, no matter what a more conservative U.S. Supreme Court might do to the 1973 Roe v. Wade … [Read more...] about R.I. abortion opponents press to block vote on House bill
By: Kendra Gravelle, March 2, 2019 || SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Residents packed the sanctuary at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County (UUCSC) on Sunday for the opportunity to gather insight from Rep. Teresa Tanzi and Sen. Bridget Valverde into the inner workings of the General Assembly. Hosted by the UUCSC Racial Justice Team and The Womxn Project, the … [Read more...] about Rep. Tanzi, Sen. Valverde look to clarify process of bills
It has been an exciting week – and continues to a thrilling time in the campaign to protect the right to abortion in our state. → The number of volunteers coming together around Rhode Island continues to grow. We are astonished at the number of people attending and hosting events or picking up postcard and call packets to volunteer on their own time. Check it out and join … [Read more...] about URGENT UPDATES and NEXT STEPS – Campaign to protect the right to abortion in RI!
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