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
by EMMA FORGIONE | SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 ||| Brumley’s The Clinic is an ensemble piece about abortion providers in Wichita over nine months, which traces the way their lives change when they are faced with providing service under impossible circumstances. In the past 14 weeks, 10 readings of The Clinic have been staged in cities like Seattle, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, … [Read more...] about American Theatre Magazine: “A is for Art About Abortion Access”
Reproductive justice is "the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities," according to SisterSong, the national, women of color, Reproductive Justice collective. We advance and secure these rights when we make sure young people get sex ed in their classrooms and we can … [Read more...] about Immigrant Justice is Reproductive Justice
After an exciting turn of events earlier this week, the Senate Health and Human Services committee is set to vote on the Reproductive Privacy Act TODAY, June 13th. We need you with us to see this through. Be at the State House TODAY! The Womxn Project’s team will be there throughout the day. Join us! (See the press release shared today.) Can’t be there? Show your … [Read more...] about Health Committee Vote (6/13) – Abortion is healthcare!
Activists Hopeful for Progress on the RPA Activists looking forward to a big day in the campaign to protect the right to abortion. (Providence, RI) - Statement by The Womxn Project on today’s hearing in Senate Health and Human Services Committee to consider H 5125B: “We have been working for decades to advance legislation to protect right to seek an abortion. … [Read more...] about PR Statement: Activists Hopeful for Progress on the RPA
For folks who were not able to join us tonight, Republican ex office members were going to go into committee and vote to defeat the bill, so the Chair used her discretion and transferred it to the Health Committee. The RPA as amended will now be considered on Thursday, June 13th at 6:15pm. We will be there! We hope you will grab your pink and plan to join us! We are … [Read more...] about RPA UPDATE And WHAT’s NEXT: Keep Up The Fight!
The time is now. The House bill has been posted for a vote in the Senate Judiciary committee tomorrow, June 11th. We need you with us to see this through. Be at the State House TOMORROW! Be part of taking steps towards making history! The Womxn Project’s team will be there throughout the day. Join us! A sub B (amendment) was posted. It may be found HERE. Essentially, … [Read more...] about NEXT STEPS for #Repro4RI!
We know we reach out a lot and we ask you to take action with us, but we are so close to seeing this through. We need you to stay in it with us. This is really SOOOOOOO much bigger than the Rhode Island bill. Yes, we are working hard to protect the right to abortion, but we are also making it clear that we will not just watch as around the country abortion is banned. We will … [Read more...] about Update and KEEPING UP the pressure!
In episode 5, your Master Baker, Jen Rourke, interviews Uprise RI's Steve Ahlqvist. Through Uprise RI, Steve and a team of reporters cover issues of social justice, human rights, progressive politics, and climate change. In this episode, they talk about how Steve started Uprise, why he does it, and comics. Non-disclosure: Uprise RI has published TWP press releases and has … [Read more...] about Episode #5: Humble Pie
Huffington Post, By Molly Redden, 05/30/2019 || While red states attack reproductive rights with a fury, Democrats in some statehouses are dithering. Earlier this month, a controversial vote on an abortion bill sent reproductive rights supporters spilling onto the statehouse floor with furious chants of “vote them out.” The scene, however, didn’t unfold in a red … [Read more...] about Huffington Post: Blue States Are Struggling To Deliver Abortion Rights Victories
May 29, 2019, Steve Ahlqvist || As a fundraiser was held for Senator Stephen Archambault (Democrat, District 22, Smithfield, Johnston, North Providence) at Ladder 133 in Providence, The Womxn Project held a small rally at the Rhode Island State House in support of legislation that would codify Roe v Wade into state law. … [Read more...] about Uprise RI: As a party is held for Senator Archambault, The Womxn Project stays focused on protecting reproductive rights