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!
The Womxn Project (TWP, previously The Woman Project) was formed in 2017, by a few passionate and outspoken Rhode Island womxn, to educate others about Rhode Island’s regressive abortion laws. What began as a protest of the present moment has become a movement for change.
While Rhode Island was the first state to promote religious freedom, for far too long reproductive freedom has been quietly governed - if indirectly - by the Catholic Church.
TWP was created to let Rhode Islanders know the truth: if Roe v. Wade is overturned at the federal level, RI will have no law to protect the right to abortion. Most Rhode Islanders, living in a ‘blue state,’ did not realize that without Roe vs. Wade, RI could revert to old laws which are among the most restrictive and oppressive in the entire United States.
That is why TWP balances artistic events and traditional actions to make change locally or at the state level. These are some of the action TWP will make, online or physically somewhere, to add our voice to the many calling for change.
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!
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!
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!
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!
EVENT ADVISORY: Health professionals set to lobby lawmakers and advocates are planning to fill the State House for the Senate hearing on the Reproductive Health Care Act (S 152) on Tuesday, March 5th. March 1, 2019 Health Professionals Urge Support for Passage of the RHCA The momentum behind the Reproductive Health Care Act continues to grow as it heads to a hearing in the … [Read more...] about RHCA Health Lobby Day and Hearing Scheduled for 3/5
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Hey, Womxn Project friends. From our postcarding program, which has TAKEN OFF with activists all over the state getting involved to our gatherings on the weekends at local public libraries, we have been all over the state lately in our quest to keep up the momentum to pass legislation this year to protect the right abortion. … [Read more...] about Hitting the Road for the RHCA
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)?!
Hey, Womxn Project friends. While we are working hard to make sure that women in our state have the right to abortion, we also need to make it clear how important it is that the right is a reality. We need to fight for affordable access to quality care. We need to get rid of the barriers that make it harder for young people or that deny health coverage for abortion and push … [Read more...] about Do you want to halt federal attacks on our rights?
Hey, Womxn Project folx! We have so much to catch you up on and also encourage you to visit our Facebook and Twitter where we regularly share press clips, updates and invites. At 6:00pm in Providence TONIGHT, we have an event where we are making valentine’s to show some love to the co-sponsors of the Reproductive Health Care Act. We are doing another event tomorrow … [Read more...] about Did you miss it? Let us catch you up! (2/14/2019)
Just last week – we can hardly believe it has only been one week – hundreds of supporters were at the State House for hours providing testimony in support of the Reproductive Health Care Act (H 5127) and pushing back on the weaker version (H 5125) to ensure that we push through truly strong protections to the right to abortion this year. So what has … [Read more...] about Reproductive Health Care Act: Update & Next Steps