Reproductive Health Care Act (RHCA) (updated Feb 18) Protecting the Right to Abortion in Rhode Island >> Sponsors: Senator Gayle Goldin Representative Edith Ajello This goal of this bill is to protect the right to seek an abortion in Rhode Island. We believe every person should have the ability to make their own decision about how to build their family, manage their … [Read more...] about Get the Facts!
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
While we know that a majority of voters and lawmakers support the Reproductive Health Care Act (HB 5127), there has been a lot of confusion. Together, we believe that we can make this happen and protect the right to abortion! Join The Womxn Project for a “Tele Town Hall” on Sunday, February 10th, 8:00-9:00pm ET. Have you heard the inflammatory and untrue claims about … [Read more...] about Join us for a “Tele-Town Hall” on the RHCA & RPA
In episode 3, No to Blackface, your Master Baker, Jennifer Rourke talks with former State Senator Jeanine Calkin on a range of issues and discussion of bills including the RHCA Judiciary Hearing and an editorial on Virginia's Governor in black face. Sponsored by … [Read more...] about Episode 3: No to Blackface
(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
Date: January 28, 2019 Dear Chairman Craven, and Members of the Judiciary Committee: My name is ((resident of)). I live in South Kingstown. My State Representative is Teresa Tanzi. I writing in support of House Bill 5127 -- The Reproductive Health Care Act (RHCA), and in opposition of bills 5125, 5114, 5198, and 5199. I support The Reproductive Health Care Act … [Read more...] about Written Testimony for H 5127, The Reproductive Health Care Act
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
TAKE ACTION: Check out the list of Senate sponsors below. If your member is on there, PLEASE take just 5 minutes to call and say “Thank you for co-sponsoring this bill to be numbered shortly- the Reproductive Health Care Act. I am truly grateful. Let’s get the RHCA passed this year!” If you have 3 more minutes, you should also send an e-mail. Don’t skip the call – phone … [Read more...] about Rhode Island Senate- Sponsor Listing
TAKE ACTION: Check out the list of House sponsors below. If your member is on there, PLEASE take just 5 minutes to call and say “Thank you for co-sponsoring House Bill 5127, the Reproductive Health Care Act. I am truly grateful. Let’s get the RHCA passed this year!” If you have 3 more minutes, you should also send an e-mail. Don’t skip the call – phone calls make a big … [Read more...] about House of Representatives, Sponsor Listing
Most of you have seen photo petitions before - people holding up signs in pictures to raise awareness and show support for a campaign. They are easy to do, but can make a powerful statement. We are reaching out today to ask you to stand with us to show support for the Reproductive Health Care Act! Be part of the movement to protect the right to abortion in Rhode Island! … [Read more...] about #Repro4RI – show your support (and your smile)!