It has been almost one week since the Supreme Court’s horrific decision. While many of us are still reeling, we are also coming together to push back. Thank you to all who showed up at the State House on Friday. TWP activists were also at the State Democratic Committee on Sunday pushing General Assembly members to get rid of bans on health coverage for abortion and at the State … [Read more...] about No Independence without Reproductive Freedom!
June 30, 2022 Governor Daniel McKee Office of the Governor 82 Smith Street Providence, RI 02903 Dear Governor McKee, With the shocking decision from the United States Supreme Court to ignore 50 years of precedent by overturning Roe v. Wade, the time is now to enact every policy possible to protect and expand access to care, including halting state bans on health … [Read more...] about Advocates Urging Action for Abortion Access (more than a dozen RI groups)
Uprise RI, June 28, 2022 | “We formally asked him not to sign the budget until the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act is passed,” said Womxn Project boardmember Emma Gauthier to Uprise RI, right after speaking to the Governor. “We also asked him to sign an executive order that protects people seeking abortion…” … [Read more...] about The Womxn Project pushes Governor and Speaker on EACA
Contact: Jocelyn Foye, Director [email protected] w. 401-400-0061 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, June 27, 2022 The Womxn Project Urges McKee to Take Action to Truly Protect Abortion Rights & Access The time is now to enact every policy possible to protect and expand access to care, including halting state bans on health coverage and making sure … [Read more...] about BREAKING: TWP Urges McKee to Take Action on Abortion Access with Executive Orders
The night the overturning of Roe came down was unbearable except for the incredible range of speakers, activists, musicians, and comradery we felt at a rally TWP held the night of the decision. It empowered us to keep going and we promised important calls to action. Thank you speakers from the Economic Progress Institute, Coyote RI, The RI Democratic Women's Caucus, The … [Read more...] about We rallied the night the Roe decision came down. Here’s what has happened since.
Last night at the Rhode Island State House, in the face of a horrific attack on our rights, local activists gathered together. Our rally’s purpose was to provide community for our people and to dispense information and action steps of how to fight back. A small group of anti-protesters came to disrupt our event, resorting at one point to physical violence to do so. Arrests … [Read more...] about TWP’s Statement: Response to Last Night’s Rally
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Friday, June 24, 2022 Contact: Jocelyn Foye, Director The Womxn Project [email protected] 401-400-0061 We Will Take Care of Us: The Womxn Project Responds to SCOTUS Decision We are done with political games. Courts and politicians will not tell us who we are or how to plan our families or futures. We will do what it takes to … [Read more...] about PR || BREAKING: Womxn Project Responds on SCOTUS
The Supreme Court just overturned Roe v. Wade. 50 years of precedent and federal protections gone. We can hardly describe what we are feeling right now. We get that you are sad and angry. We are, too. Please, know that courts don’t decide who we are and what we need. We do. We will show up for our community. We will make sure people get the abortions we need. We will keep … [Read more...] about WE FIGHT BACK – Supreme Court overturns Roe, but courts don’t control our futures.
Uprise RI: Reporting, June 23, 2022 || The Women’s Health and Education Fund (WHEF) has stated that the average cost of an abortion in RI is $600. “There are many individuals and families who simply do not have anything extra sitting around if their insurance says they won’t cover their abortion,” writes The Womxn Project, a Rhode Island organization that advocates for … [Read more...] about UpriseRI: 21 members of the House implored Speaker Shekarchi to bring the EACA to a vote – to no avail
PLAN TO JOIN US ON SUPREME COURT DECISION DAY AT 8PM AT THE STATE HOUSE! We did not get the Dobbs decision today (Thursday), but the next decision day is tomorrow, which was added yesterday and could make it more likely this IS decision day on Roe and abortion rights. (Decisions will all be put out by end of next week and no new days confirmed yet, so stay posted … [Read more...] about ACTIVISM = CARE & COMMITMENT (Roe, State Updates & more)!
Published on May 31, 2022 | By The Womxn Project || Statement from The Womxn Project in anticipation of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA), which would include insurance coverage for abortion in the state Medicaid program and associated plans and include coverage in the insurance plan used by state employees: “At … [Read more...] about UpriseRI: Research shows voters oppose bans on abortion
As our rights to abortion and bodily autonomy are hanging in the balance with the real threat of Roe v Wade being overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, we are simultaneously facing uncertainty about what else we stand to lose. Regardless of our personal values or religious beliefs about abortion, it is imperative that we raise our voices in unison to support to a person’s right … [Read more...] about We WILL care for us – events and an important Birthday update!
We are so grateful to everyone who came out to join us at the State House last night, including the folks who attended the rally to push for sensible reform to stop gun violence. It was a night that really embraced the idea of Reproductive Justice and the rights to control our own bodies, decide when and if we are ready to be parents or add to our families, and the right to … [Read more...] about Where do we go from here? After the Senate Judiciary Hearing for the EACA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, May 31, 2022 Frequently Asked Questions: Equality in Abortion Coverage Act & Anti-Abortion Bills Being Heard in Senate Judiciary. Research Affirms Support for Abortion & Health Coverage for Abortion. Research Shows Voters Oppose Bans on Abortion As the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares to hear the Equality in … [Read more...] about PR: Research Affirms Voters Support Policies Like EACA (S2549)
(artwork by Beth Bell) CLICK HERE AND LET US KNOW THAT YOU CAN SHOW UP IN SUPPORT and/or TESTIFY TO HELP PASS THE EQUALITY IN ABORTION COVERAGE ACT THIS TUESDAY! (There is a Mom's Demand Action Event at 3pm too) We need to show up and support the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA) when it is heard TUESDAY, MAY 31ST! Speak out to help get rid of bans on health … [Read more...] about Equality in Abortion Coverage Act Senate Judiciary Hearing: Tuesday