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
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
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.
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
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
GoLocalProv.com | September 12, 2021 ||| CVS is coming under greater criticism for political donations to right wing candidates and causes Woonsocket-based CVS is under fire by groups that claim it is supporting the Texas legislators who pushed to limit abortions in that state and by one of the leading nurses' organizations that say the corporation is funneling millions … [Read more...] about CVS Under Fire For Right-Wing Political Donations
Patch.com | by Sylvia Cochran | Sep 11, 2021 ||| Headquartered in Woonsocket, CVS is drawing the ire of The Women Project. The group demands that CVS will "make a public commitment to stop giving money to any lawmaker using their power to undermine access to abortion and put up barriers to reproductive healthcare." Records show that the company donated $72,500 to sponsors of SB … [Read more...] about Shout-Out To Jeffrey Wright + 5 Years In Jail + Womxn Protest CVS
Uprise RI | Published on September 10, 2021 | By Steve Ahlquist||| Tell them, “I live in your community. I am calling to say I won’t be spending any money at your store until CVS Health makes a public commitment to stop donating money to anti-women’s health, anti-justice politicians.” … [Read more...] about CVS funded anti-abortion Texas legislators – The Womxn Project calls for boycott
Local advocates urge corporate accountability from any company doing business in our state and claiming that they care about women’s health. [Providence, RI] – Statement from The Womxn Project on the launch of a campaign to demand CVS stop giving money to politicians attacking abortion access: “CVS Health is headquartered here in Rhode Island. They gave more … [Read more...] about PR: Rhode Islanders Demand CVS Stop Funding Anti-Justice Policies & Politicians
WPRI by: Ted Nesi | Sep 9, 2021 ||| PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Two decades after winning office as a pro-life Democrat, Congressman Jim Langevin announced Thursday he will support legislation to codify abortion rights in federal law. “Although I remain personally opposed to abortion, as a matter of public policy, my position has evolved,” Langevin wrote in an op-ed … [Read more...] about Langevin, long pro-life, backs federal abortion bill
CVS gave thousands to lawmakers in Texas who pushed the horrific abortion ban. They donated more than $70,000 to sponsors of Senate Bill over the past few years. Did you know they are headquartered in Woonsocket? CVS has a slogan “for your own good”. It doesn’t do anyone any good and is downright dangerous to support bans on abortion. We are not going to be silent as a big … [Read more...] about CVS: No $$ for Anti-Abortion & Anti-Justice Agendas!
This afternoon, the Department of Justice sued the State of Texas over SB 8, United States v. Texas. Basically, the DOJ is claiming (correctly) that SB 8 violates US citizens' constitutional rights and impedes the business of the federal government. Fun fact: the DOJ has the authority to enforce federal constitutional rights. FROM THE COMPLAINT: "The United States has the … [Read more...] about US v. Texas: What it means that the US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law
After years of advocacy by organizations and activists, Rep. Jim Langevin committed to supporting federal legislation to eliminate medically unnecessary restrictions on abortion. [Providence, RI] - Statement on Langevin’s co-sponsorship of the Women’s Health Protection Act(S. 1975/H.R. 3755): “For YEARS we have been urging Rep. Jim Langevin to support the Women’s … [Read more...] about PR: Entire Rhode Island Delegation Public Committed to Protecting Abortion Rights
For YEARS we have been urging Rep. Jim Langevin to support the Women’s Health Protection Act. We have made it clear that Rhode Island voters believe abortion is a personal decision – and a right that must be protected. With the unrelenting attacks on access and the recent news out of Texas, The Womxn Project just did another BIG push asking him to do the right thing. Well … [Read more...] about YOU DID THIS: Gratitude & the Grassroots
We have been reeling from the Supreme Court effectively overturning Roe v. Wade. Just in case you have been living under a rock, SB 8, the Texas law that the Supreme Court let take effect during the wee morning hours last week: Prohibits abortion after six weeks’ gestation, before many people even know that they are pregnant; and Creates a bounty system that punishes … [Read more...] about ACTION ALERT: RI for the Womxn’s Health Protection Act