What does it look like now? Read the statement from the Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive Freedom. The sub A (amendment) for the RPA (H 5125) will be voted on Tuesday in House Judiciary. The Coalition and The Womxn Project are in support of this amendment. We would like to see the Senate version of the RHCA (S 152) be amended in the Senate to line up with the … [Read more...] about Get the Facts!
We had an EXCITING weekend with volunteers coming together for postcard parties and pick-up, phone-banking, petitions at a parade, and our “Faith in Action” event. Thank you to the MANY people who joined us. We are so grateful to the thousands of volunteers who are part the campaign to pass the RHCA! The momentum is growing, but we have to keep it up! We have to get … [Read more...] about KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON with us (we have to!)
The momentum behind the Reproductive Health Care Act is so exciting, but we have to keep speaking out and showing up. RISE UP WITH US! We have a number of exciting events you can attend. We also have our postcarding program. It is easy, but makes a big difference. Just grab a postcard packet THIS WEEKEND and complete it on your own time. Help keep up the pressure to get … [Read more...] about RISE UP With Us This Weekend (Lots Of Options)!
A lot has been said about faith during the campaign for the Reproductive Health Care Act (S 152). Decisions about reproduction are morally complex, and we understand that people of different religious traditions, as well as people within the same religion, hold varying views on this matter. People of faith can and DO support each person’s decision about whether they are … [Read more...] about FAITH IN ACTION – supporting the RHCA!
UPRISE RI: March 8, 2019, Steve Ahlquist || In a hearing that lasted around five hours, the Rhode Island House of Representatives passed the Reproductive Privacy Act (RPA) by a vote of 44-30. The vote included 60 percent of all the Democrats in the chamber, 21 of the 26 women in the House, and had the support one Republican, John Lyle Jr (Republican, District 46, … [Read more...] about Rhode Island House of Representatives passes bill codifying Roe v Wade
Around 9pm last night, the Rhode Island House of Representatives voted to PASS the Reproductive Privacy Act (H 5125) and protect the right to abortion. We will share more details soon and we are urging you to please do all you can to help us keep up this momentum to see this effort through, but right now let us celebrate. Let us celebrate the THOUSANDS of volunteers who … [Read more...] about WE NEED TO CELEBRATE – and then get back to work.
We are at the State House all day today (Thursday, March 7th) getting ready for the vote on the Reproductive Privacy Act (H 5125). Our co-directors, Jocelyn and Jordan are bringing snacks, their laptops, and books and they will be there all day in the House gallery from 9am-5pm to be present, show support and be ready for the House floor vote. Join them! We are … [Read more...] about BIG DAY — keep up the fight for the right to abortion!
By JACKSON TRUESDALE and ISABEL INADFOMI, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 The R. I. House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday night in favor of a bill that would keep abortion legal in the state should the Supreme Court repeal the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The Reproductive Privacy Act passed 9 to 7, and an R.I. House vote could come as early as Thursday evening, according to … [Read more...] about R.I. House takes step toward codifying Roe v. Wade
by BILL RAPPLEYE, NBC 10 NEWS, Tuesday, March 5th 2019 || The Womxn Project held a briefing Tuesday on the bills being considered. Dr. Emily White of Women and Infants Hospital explained why supporters of the bill believe abortion needs to be an option for pregnant women. “Globally, in areas where women cannot access abortion, about 13 percent die worldwide every year … [Read more...] about RI House committee passes bill to protect abortion
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!
ey, Womxn Project pals. For real, we have quite a week ahead of us. We need you IN THIS WITH US! Not sure what’s up with the campaign to protect the right to abortion? We are excited. BIG day on Tuesday, March 5th. The Senate version of the Reproductive Health Care Act and the House version of Reproductive Privacy Act are BOTH being heard TODAY at the State … [Read more...] about EXCITING TIME IN RHODE ISLAND – we are in this!
The Time is Now to Put Health Before Politics and Protect the Right to Abortion The momentum behind the Reproductive Health Care Act continues to grow as it heads to a hearing in the Senate and a committee vote in the House. (Providence, RI) - Statement by The Womxn Project on a health professional lobby day, Senate Judiciary hearing on the Reproductive Health Care Act (S … [Read more...] about PR: “Put Health Before Politics” (RPA vote, RHCA hearing and Lobby Day)
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