“We are still cheering and clapping and flabbergasted with absolute joy. “We want to be very clear. This absolutely, without a doubt would NOT have happened without the passion and dedication of activists across the state. The Womxn Project has had the incredible honor of partnering and connecting with thousands of volunteers in recent months who have given their time and … [Read more...] about Full video: Rhode Island codifies Roe v Wade into State Law
by MATTHEW STEVENS AND JESSICA A. BOTELHO, NBC 10 NEWS, Wednesday, June 19th 2019 || "This victory is about the health, rights and bodily autonomy of every Rhode Islander. It is about taking a stand. It is about saying we won’t go back to a time when people were denied access to safe, legal abortion and pushed into desperate and dangerous circumstances," said the Womxn … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Raimondo signs RI abortion rights bill into law
So we did a thing! After years of organizing, countless phone calls, tens of thousands of postcards, and hundreds of hours at the State House, WE (that includes YOU) finally codified Roe into Rhode Island law. Last night, after the Senate and then the House passed the Reproductive Privacy Act ("RPA") (H5125 sub B), Governor Raimondo signed the bill into law at approximately … [Read more...] about Rhode Island Codifies Roe
We are getting closer and closer to seeing this through and securing protections for the right to abortion. It is scary and amazing and exciting that we could be making history together. We can’t stop. We have to keep working and fighting TOGETHER! We need you to mark your calendars and grab your friends and family and join us at the State House for the … [Read more...] about KEEP IT UP together – this weekend and beyond!
JUNE 10TH ------Update The House Bill (H 5125) was scheduled for a vote in Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, June 11th. It was amended. The Sub B: http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText19/Proposed19/H5125B.pdf. Generally, the bill still: (1) takes unconstitutional laws off the books, and (2) adds proactive language that affirms the right to abortion … [Read more...] about Get the Facts!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 13, 2019 Big Step Forward to Protect Roe and Our Rights Activists thrilled that after decades of work, the Reproductive Privacy Act passed out of committee and will head to the Senate floor later this week. (Providence, RI) - Statement by The Womxn Project on the Senate Health and Human Services Committee passage of H … [Read more...] about PR: Big Step Forward to Protect Roe and Our Rights
A HUGE STEP FORWARD – we did this. Now, let’s keep it up! Womxn Project friends, we are thrilled to share that the Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted to pass the Reproductive Privacy Act. A few changes were made, but the bill is intended to protect the right to abortion and the updated language in this statute does just that! The bill is now headed to the … [Read more...] about VICTORY – SEE YOU Tuesday – let’s see it through!
photos courtesy of Anna Gallo Protest & Self Care Guide by Eve Condon, The Womxn Project Volunteer Download Protest & Self Care Guide - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LEAD-UP TO ACTIONS Wear comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sensible footwear. Make sure you are hydrated and have eaten. Dehydration and low blood sugar will affect your … [Read more...] about Protest & Self Care Guide
The current attacks on Roe and access to abortion make it clear that we must take action now. We have seen tremendous momentum behind the campaign. We must ensure that no matter what happens at the federal level that here in our state we protect the right to abortion. That is why celebrities and elected officials across the state and across the country have been speaking out … [Read more...] about State and National Leaders Call for RPA Passage!
EVENT ADVISORY – Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive Freedom to hold an emergency action at the State House TODAY, Wednesday, June 5th from 3:00-6:00pm as part of a series of events urging lawmakers to pass a bill to truly protect the right to abortion this year. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 5, 2019 Womxn … [Read more...] about PR: Womxn Project Warns of the Consequences of Failing to Pass RPA
We have seen what could happen if access to safe abortion care is taken away. Before Roe, every large municipal hospital in the U.S. had a special section of the hospital filled with women suffering from infections from improperly performed, illegal abortions and an estimated 5,000 women died every year before 1973. Women drank household chemicals or tried to throw … [Read more...] about HARM, HOPE and HEALTH – consequences of passing the RPA!
May 29, 2019 To the Chair Ciccone and Members of the Senate Labor Committee, The Womxn Project is writing in support of The Fair Pay Act, S 509 to close the pay gap in Rhode Island. The Womxn Project is a non-profit organization in Rhode Island focused on building a strong, feminist, community-based movement to further human rights of Rhode Islanders by using art and … [Read more...] about Testimony for Fair Pay Act, S509
By JENNIFER McDERMOTT and DAVID A. LIEB, May 27, 2019 || (This story was picked up by the following papers: The Providence Journal, The Concord Monitor, New England Cable News, Fox News, Minnesota Public Radio, Bostonherald.com, Kaiser Health News) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A bill seeking to preserve abortion protections in state law fails to pass a key committee. … [Read more...] about Associated Press: In some Democrat-led states, lawmakers differ on abortion
We want to say thank you. Thank you to the more than ONE HUNDRED people who joined us last night at the protest in front of the Senate Democrat fundraiser. Thank you to the THOUSANDS of people across the state who have given their time and energy to this campaign. Thank you for being in this with us. We are grateful to you for your passion and commitment. We ARE making a … [Read more...] about Protests, Parades and Postcards – Oh My!
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — More than 100 pro-choice advocates greeted Senators heading into a fundraiser at a West End restaurant on Thursday night. Senators were jeered or cheered as they entered, depending on how they voted on reproductive rights act that remains mired in the Senate’s Judiciary Committee. Rhode Island Senate President Ruggerio was the host, and while he … [Read more...] about NBC-10 (VIDEO): Pro-choice advocates protest outside Senate fundraiser