Written Testimony in Favor of the Commission on Sexual Harassment Bill Package The Woman Project has been working since early 2017 to pass the Reproductive Health Care Act, legislation that would protect Roe v. Wade in Rhode Island no matter what happens at the federal level. Through our travels around the state we have had thousands of conversations in nearly every … [Read more...] about Written Testimony in favor of Sexual Harassment Bill Package
As a male-identified being, I often feel – largely appropriately so – ancillary to the conversation about reproductive rights. But as a transgender and gender queer individual, as a queer person, this conversation affects me too. Many of you know I’m a local Unitarian Universalist minister. But that’s not the capacity I’m writing in here. I’m writing as a member of the … [Read more...] about As a transgender and gender queer individual, this conversation affects me too.
One week ago, tomorrow, Ireland, one of the most historically Catholic countries had a vote to make abortion legal. It passed by an overwhelming majority. It would seem that the citizens of Ireland know three things; 1. That women will only achieve equality when they have control over their reproduction and 2. That women deserve access to safe and legal medical health care … [Read more...] about Presented Testimony for RHCA | The Catholic Church’s stance on abortion hurts women
I am a 64-year-old resident of Narragansett, Rhode Island and I would like this testimony to be included regarding Bill #S2163 in your committee hearing to be held today, May 31, 2018. I have been an outspoken supporter of the rights of American women for over 40 years. I believe that women have the intelligence, compassion and fortitude to determine their own … [Read more...] about Ensure that the women of Rhode Island retain sovereign and constitutional rights to govern themselves
Dear Senator, As a physician and Rhode Island Citizen, I am writing in support of Senate Bill 2163. The decision to have a baby or not is very personal, and needs to be protected. While I think we should be doing everything possible to make for a better and safer world for parents and children, women who need an abortion for whatever reason need that process to be … [Read more...] about Testimony in support of abortion as a physician…