The Womxn Project will be in Washington DC on March 4th when the Supreme Court considers June Medical Services v. Gee, a case that could undermine or even result in taking away theprotections of Roe and the right to abortion in this country. Sure, we passed the RPA and protected our rights here in Rhode Island, but we believe in taking a stand. Rhode Island will not stand by … [Read more...] about Rallies, Roe and Reunions
By Alexander Castro || Feb 10, 2020 ||| ... It’s an obligation that chimes with my own experience of manhood, but it’s not the only obligation voiced in this show. On a series of quilts made in collaboration with the Womxn Project, we see the words of Rhode Island women patched together in defense of the Reproductive Privacy Act, which was signed into law last June. Here we … [Read more...] about Celebrating 50 years of giving women a place to show their work at the Jamestown Art Center
ALLIE LEWIS | Jan 30, 2020 ||| Sen. Bridget Valverde and Rep. Liana Cassar announced legislation last week that would expand abortion access in the Ocean State. The proposed legislation, which would lift the ban on abortion coverage for state employee health plans and ensure that abortion care is covered by Medicaid, was announced on the 47th anniversary of the landmark Roe … [Read more...] about Valverde, Cassar look to expand abortion access
By Rachel Nunes, Patch Staff || Jan 22, 2020 ||| Two Rhode Island lawmakers are calling for the state to lift the ban on healthcare coverage for abortions under the state's health plans and to cover the procedure under Medicaid. The announcements came on the 47th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which gave women across the country the right to access … [Read more...] about Bill Would Cover Abortions For State Workers, Medicaid Recipients
By Steve Ahlquist | January 22, 2020 ||| On the 47th anniversary of the landmark Roe v Wade decision protecting the right to choose an abortion, Senator Bridget Valverde (District 35, North Kingstown, Narragansett) and Representative Liana Cassar (Democrat, District 66, Barrington, East Providence) on Wednesday announced the “Equity in Abortion Coverage Act,” legislation … [Read more...] about On the anniversary of Roe, legislation introduced to expand medical coverage for abortion
By Patrick Anderson || Jan 22, 202. ||| “Right now, there are people for whom there is a barrier to access to abortion solely as a result of their insurance coverage,” said state Rep. Liana Cassar, D-Barrington, who intends to introduce the House bill. “Access to safe, legal abortion includes economic access. Disproportionately, this economic barrier to access impacts poor … [Read more...] about Bills would cover abortion for R.I. state employees, Medicaid recipients
Did you see that hundreds gathered at the Rhode Island State House on Saturday in spite of the cold as part of the national women’s march events? The Womxn Project’s Emily Boucher was there to get the crowd excited about and engaged in our ongoing efforts to build a strong for positive change. When people are told their insurance program won’t cover an abortion they may … [Read more...] about The RI Womxn’s Rally + Upcoming Events
By Patrick Anderson || Jan 19, 2020 ||| Mirroring rallies held at more than 180 other U.S. cities on Saturday, around 300 people gathered on the State House steps in the bitter cold to call for Trump's defeat in the November election. … [Read more...] about ‘Women’s Wave’ rally at R.I. State House opposes Trump’s re-election
By Cameron Merritt Staff Writer. || Jan 17, 2020 ||| A closing ceremony talk titled “TALK: Artist Cooperatives, Activism + Social Justice” will also be held on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. with The Womxn Project, a statewide community-based feminist organization that grew out of discussions sponsored by the Hera Gallery following the 2016 election. The talk will focus on the … [Read more...] about Finding their place: Hera Gallery celebrates its origins with exhibition at the Jamestown Arts Center
Did you know that 3 in 10 women will have an abortion during the course of their lives and that many transgender and gender nonconforming people will also need to seek abortion care? When a person needs to end a pregnancy, it is important that they have access to safe medical care. Providing insurance coverage ensures they will be able to see a licensed, quality health care … [Read more...] about 3 in 10 Womxn
Steve Alquist | January 9, 2020 ||| On Tuesday evening The Womxn Project presented a panel in the State House library about how, despite last year’s passing of the Reproductive Privacy Act, which codified the protection of Roe v Wade into state law, many Rhode Islanders are still denied abortion services though their state healthcare plans. This state ban on abortion coverage … [Read more...] about The Womxn Project holds panel on state funded healthcare prohibitions against paying for abortion services
It has been an exciting week! We had a huge outpouring of support on #GivingTuesday. We are thrilled that YOU all continue to not only show up, but also invest in our ongoing efforts. We protected the right to abortion and now we are working to close the gaps in access to care by getting rid of policies that take away health coverage for abortion. Didn’t have time to give? … [Read more...] about THANK YOU, House Party & a little lady in a purple wig!
By Fallon Masterson, Oct 16, 2020 || The Womxn Project calls their approach “artivism” – a partnering of art and activisim to bring about political or social change. Since the non-profit’s inception in 2017, The Womxn Project (TWP) has organized around the main issue of reproductive rights. Now, TWP is ready to share their future plans as an organization at Persisting the Day … [Read more...] about Motif Magazine: Rise Up Together, The Womxn Project to announce their next legislative agenda
The Womxn Project is incredibly proud of the leadership we provided in the campaign to pass the Reproductive Privacy Act, which made sure that no matter what happens at the federal level that here in Rhode Island people can get safe, legal abortion care. We worked hard to protect the right to abortion. Now we need to close the gaps in affordable access to care. We should all … [Read more...] about NEW CAMPAIGN: Ready for a BOLD idea? We are!
Greetings from the nation’s capital! Some Womxn Project board members, Jordan Hevenor, Tammy Brown, Caroline Morgan, and Jocelyn Foye are in Washington, DC right now as part of a national summit organized by the Center for Reproductive Rights. The Womxn Project is thrilled to be one of only 6 states to pass proactive legislation to protect the right to abortion in … [Read more...] about Elections, Legislation and Being BOLD