It is often said that a budget is a statement of priorities. It shows what matters to people. Women and families should matter. Advancing health equity should matter. Access to quality medical care should matter – and that includes abortion! Many people in our communities are struggling. Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, low-income families, and … [Read more...] about 2023 Budget Action: Tell Gov. McKee to put values before politics!
OpEd Letter: Rhode Island must do more to protect women
Independent Newspaper, North Kingstown, South Kingstown, Narragansett | January 6, 2022 | by Tammy Brown |||. As the 2022 legislative session begins, there is work to be done and opportunities to push for positive change. Two years ago, the General Assembly passed the Reproductive Privacy Act. In doing so, the House issued its policy statement on abortion rights and access … [Read more...] about OpEd Letter: Rhode Island must do more to protect women
Battle renewed over RI law banning insurance coverage for abortions
Providence Journal | Kathy Gregg | January 6, 2022. ||| PROVIDENCE — The battle over abortion rights has returned to the Rhode Island State House, with a renewed push to repeal a law prohibiting insurance coverage for state employees and Medicaid recipients seeking abortions. Despite the 2019 passage of bills enshrining the principles of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade … [Read more...] about Battle renewed over RI law banning insurance coverage for abortions
Event Advisory: Rhode Islanders Demand an End to State Abortion Bans
EVENT ADVISORY: Virtual press briefing is being held on Thursday, January 6th at 3:00pm. It is being live streamed at www.Facebook.com/WomanProjectHQ. This event will feature issue area experts, as well as sponsors of legislation to address limits on insurance coverage for abortion. Contact: Jocelyn Foye [email protected] 401-400-0061 Rhode Islanders … [Read more...] about Event Advisory: Rhode Islanders Demand an End to State Abortion Bans
Abortion bans are harmful and discriminatory (Actions: Week 1)
If you can't access a right, do you truly have it? That question is at the center of The Womxn Project's sponsorship of the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA). And starting the New Year by kicking off the EACA community's momentum out of the gate. When legislators said we were not making enough noise, we said.... hmm. In the first week of January, we have a series … [Read more...] about Abortion bans are harmful and discriminatory (Actions: Week 1)
Supreme Court: Breaking News & What’s Next
Earlier today, the US Supreme Court issued decisions in two cases challenging Senate Bill 8, the Texas abortion ban that has been in place for 100 days. Summary: The Court declined to rule on the Department of Justice’s challenge to SB8. Instead, they sent it back to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has already lifted emergency relief blocking the law … [Read more...] about Supreme Court: Breaking News & What’s Next
Update: Whole Woman’s Health et al. v. Jackson et al. and United States v. Texas
Texas Abortion Ban (S.B. 8) at the U.S. Supreme Court Background: The Texas abortion law, known as S.B. 8, bans abortion after approximately six weeks into pregnancy and creates a vigilante scheme that incentivizes individuals to bring costly and harassing lawsuits against anyone who they believe has violated the ban—with a reward of at least $10,000 paid by the person … [Read more...] about Update: Whole Woman’s Health et al. v. Jackson et al. and United States v. Texas
This is personal to me. Where we started to where we are going!
Just the other day, I got a message saying, "These are such dark days, but I feel better knowing you and your org are doing this important work." It touched me, always does, as The Womxn Project formed and keeps building from a place that fights for equality- not just abortion but truly equality for Womxn's healthcare needs. However, since we work with a few part-time folks and … [Read more...] about This is personal to me. Where we started to where we are going!
#GivingTuesday: Watch Emily Paint Octavia Butler, Supporting The Womxn Project… and join her!
Not everyone can be an artist.* On Giving Tuesday, help board member Emily Boucher support the Womxn Project whether you can give $20 or $100 today, or sign up to be a monthly sustainer. Every day The Womxn Project needs YOU to be in this with us because: We go where the help is needed whether it is showing up for a protest, staging a projection for racial justice or … [Read more...] about #GivingTuesday: Watch Emily Paint Octavia Butler, Supporting The Womxn Project… and join her!
State House holds first meeting of a Commission on Sex Work
UpriseRI | November 16, 2021 | by Steve Alquist ||| “For public testimony it’s very important that we get comfortable with talking about the issues in our society and not hiding behind language that seems more appropriate or more innocent,” said Justice Gaines. “And that’s especially true when we’re dealing with populations – women, trans folks, queer folks, people of color – … [Read more...] about State House holds first meeting of a Commission on Sex Work
Seeking Creative (Drawing, Coloring) Volunteers + SCOTUS
We are excited to be coming to you soon with some new and cool events – and a new report from research that The Womxn Project collaborated on that is going to definitely raise awareness and raise some eyebrows! It feels like so much is happening right now and time is flying by, so we wanted to reach out with a few things that are coming up. We hope you are well and would … [Read more...] about Seeking Creative (Drawing, Coloring) Volunteers + SCOTUS
Video and photos from the Abortion Justice March and Rally
UpRise by Steve Alquist | October 3, 2021 ||| Between Well over 500 women gathered near the Providence Place Mall and marched through downtown Providence before gathering across the street from Superior Court on South Main Street for a speaking program. Over 600 sister rallies and marches took place across the country, including one in North Kingstown and another on Block … [Read more...] about Video and photos from the Abortion Justice March and Rally
Benson et al. v. Raimondo et al.
We work hard to protect our right to abortion knowing that the ability to manage our health, control our bodies and planning our families and futures is critical! We educate and we organize, but sometimes this work happens in courts and that can be harder to understand. Continue to come back to this page and we will work to keep you informed. The ACLU of Rhode Island … [Read more...] about Benson et al. v. Raimondo et al.
Frederick Douglass visit to Woonsocket leaves a complicated legacy
The Valley Breeze Newspaper, September 15, 2021 | By LAUREN CLEM, Valley Breeze Deputy Editor ||| WOONSOCKET – One hundred and eighty years ago, a man who would become one of the country’s most famous orators came to Woonsocket to speak to a crowd about slavery and abolition. The man was not Abraham Lincoln, though Lincoln’s name is often evoked in discussions of the city’s … [Read more...] about Frederick Douglass visit to Woonsocket leaves a complicated legacy
ARTIVISM THAT ILLUMINATES: The Womxn Project Makes History Present
MOTIF Magazine, by Wendy Grossman | Sept 12, 2021 ||| Did you know that CVS has donated more than $70,000 to politicians in Texas who support anti-abortion and anti-justice legislation? The Womxn Project is calling them out with a grass roots activism campaign that encourages making a protest sign, and posting a picture in front of a CVS. The Womxn Project grew out of a … [Read more...] about ARTIVISM THAT ILLUMINATES: The Womxn Project Makes History Present