Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo was a guest on Boston Public Radio, WGBH today, being interviewed interviewed by Margery Eagan and Jim Braude. For a few minutes the interview concerned the current battle to codify Roe v Wadeinto Rhode Island State Law: “You’re getting some criticism from abortion rights people, so what’s going on with you and abortion down there?” asked … [Read more...] about AUDIO: Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo To Gov. Baker: Find Your Own Toy Company
MAY 14th - - - - - - - - - - Last Tuesday, May 14th the Senate Judiciary voted down the Senate bill – the Reproductive Health Care Act (S 152A). Two senators who had made public commitments to support Roe and a bill to protect the right to abortion when they were campaigning – Senator Lou Raptakis and Senator Stephen Archambault voted “no” and it was defeated 5-4. The … [Read more...] about Get the Facts!
In recent months, we have made it clear that when we come together we are strong and we make a difference! We are building a movement to create real and lasting change. We are incredibly proud of what we have been able to do together to push to protect our rights. But there is something else you can decide to do that will have a HUGE impact on the issues that you care about … [Read more...] about We are powerful – #TakeItBackRI!
Providence Journal: May 17, 2019 at 1:47 PM || By Patrick Anderson || JOHNSTON — Under mounting pressure from abortion-rights advocates to help codify Roe v. Wade in state law, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Friday said she is doing all she can and endorsed the idea of a legislative compromise that can pass the Senate. “I think I have been as strong and steady as possible on this … [Read more...] about Raimondo: Fate of abortion rights resides in lawmakers’ hands
Across the country, people are showing up in parks, public squares and state Capitol buildings to urge lawmakers to #StoptheBans. The Womxn Project will be at our State House at noon to speak out as part of this national day of action and to show our #AbortionSolidarity! Today we are not just calling on lawmakers to stop the bans. We also need them to stop the lies! There are … [Read more...] about #StoptheBans And Stop The Lies!
May 14, 2019 || Ian Donnis || The Judiciary Committee held for further study the House version of the bill -- meaning there’s a slim chance it could resurface in the month or so left in the session. But that did little to mollify critics. Angry abortion-rights supporters occupied the Senate chamber after the committee vote, chanting, “Send it to the floor!” They chanted … [Read more...] about RI Senate Committee Defeats One Version Of Abortion Bill, Keeps Another On Life Support
May 14, 2019 || Steve Ahlquist ||| Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee rejected Senate Bill 152A Reproductive Health Care Act (RHCA) on a 5-4 vote. The RHCA is a compromise bill that takes its language from the House’s recently passed Reproductive Privacy Act. The bills seek to codify the human rights protections of Roe v Wade into Rhode Island State Law. As abortion foes … [Read more...] about Senate Judiciary Committee killed the Reproductive Health Care Act, but all hope is not lost…
By Edward Fitzpatrick, Dan McGowan and Amanda Milkovits Globe Staff ||| May 15, 2019 ||| The marble halls of the State House rang with chants of “Praise the Lord!” and “Shame! Shame!” Abortion-rights advocates lined a hallway dressed in “Handmaid’s Tale” costumes. And antiabortion activists thronged the rotunda, celebrating a legislative victory. … [Read more...] about In Rhode Island, vote on abortion-rights bill reveals a complicated state
May 16, 2019 ||| By: Chris Citorik, Eve Zuckoff ||| Closer to home, Rhode Island's Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday rejected a bill that would have codified the right to an abortion in state law. As restrictive abortion laws are enacted across the country, what does that signal about the future of abortion in America? … [Read more...] about National Debate Over Abortion Laws Comes To Rhode Island
By: Steph Machado & Ted Nesi ||| May 14, 2019 ||| The Senate panel voted 5-4 against the Reproductive Health Care Act, sponsored by Sen. Gayle Goldin, D-Providence. The move was widely expected after the panel's most likely swing vote, Democratic Sen. Stephen Archambault, announced late Monday he could not support the bill as written. He said Goldin had rejected his … [Read more...] about 4 VIDEOS: Abortion bill rejected by RI Senate committee
After more than two months with no action out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, a vote has FINALLY been scheduled for the Reproductive Health Care Act (S 152A) this Tuesday, May 14th! We will be there to make our voices heard to protect the right to abortion. This is it. The stakes could not be higher. Just today lawmakers in Alabama pushed yet another outright ban on … [Read more...] about RHCA VOTE ON TUESDAY, 5/14 – be there with us!
By Cori Garland I spent yesterday afternoon at the Rhode Island State House dressed as a handmaid from Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale. For the uninitiated, Atwood's handmaidens are forced to endure pregnancy that is the product of rape because the theocracy governing the former United States has decided that all fertile women must procreate and must … [Read more...] about Being a Handmaid at the Rhode Island State House
Hey, Womxn Project friends. You may have seen that earlier today the Georgia governor signed House Bill 481, a bill banning aboriton as early as 6 weeks – a time when most people do not even know that they are pregnant. Several states are moving bills that are basically outright bans. That is why we are standing in solidarity. All this week we are encouraging folks to help … [Read more...] about Solidarity with the South & actions for access in Rhode Island!
In Margaret Atwood‘s 1985 dystopian science fiction novel The Handmaid’s Tale, the United States has been overthrown by Christian extremists and become a totalitarian state, a theonomy, in which women have become property. The book was written during the presidency of Ronald Reagan, a darling of the religious right, and set in the near future. The book serves as a warning … [Read more...] about The Uprising! May 3, 2019