Keep reading to find out how YOU can help keep up the resistance in Rhode Island – how YOU can persist with us in our efforts to ensure reproductive health, rights and justice – special event this Saturday where we will kick off our proactive campaign for 2020! We are writing on a day that demands we commit to naming injustice and committing to dismantling oppression. Many of … [Read more...] about Resilience and Resistance
We are working to create a BOLD legislation agenda to continue to advance positive change. We want to hear from you about the next steps for this year and beyond! Take a moment to fill out the form below to provide your feedback on where we should focus moving forward. https://forms.gle/bfMF2f3rWGowk5nk9 THEN, mark your calendar for our legislative agenda announcement … [Read more...] about 2020 Legislative Session (and beyond)
Throughout the session we gathered postcards and handed out flyers at rallies, festivals, concerts and many other events across the state to educate and mobilize people to support the Reproductive Privacy Act. We are thrilled by passage of the RPA, but there is still work to do to make sure we can all manage our health, plan our families, control our futures and live with … [Read more...] about Building community and pushing for positive change
Sometimes when we hear about the latest attacks on human rights and health care we feel pretty sad, mad and even powerless. But we are NOT powerless. When we come together we can make a change. We saw that this session in our efforts to advance the Reproductive Privacy Act. We built an incredible movement together. We want to keep pushing for policies and programs to … [Read more...] about Trump attacks, #closethecamps and creating change in RI
It is summer, which should absolutely include the beach, picnics, barbecues, and road trips. Our kiddos are at home with us or we are bringing them to camps. It is a fun and hectic time. We have all been enjoying special moments with family and friends, but make no mistake that we are not going away. We are continuing to look for ways to educate and engage the community … [Read more...] about Let’s keep pushing for positive change TOGETHER!
In 2018, the Womxn Project set a goal to help enact a law to protect the right to abortion in Rhode Island regardless of what happens to Roe v. Wade. The group, along with their partners and legislative champions in the state, advocated tirelessly over the last six months towards their goal. On June 19th, the Reproductive Privacy Act was passed by the legislature and signed by … [Read more...] about Center for Reproductive Rights: Building Power Newsletter, “Persistence Pays off in Rhode Island”
We have been working hard to protect the right to abortion in Rhode Island. We had a big win in our state, but we know that our right continues to be under attack across the country. We need to make sure that bills are not advanced that make care harder to get or harder to provide. We need to #ACTforwomen! Politicians who do not want anyone to be able to access … [Read more...] about Urge Senator Reed to #ACTforwomen!
Did you see our full page ad in the Providence Journal thanking the supporters of the Reproductive Privacy Act? It is just one of a slew of ways we are showing our gratitude to the lawmakers who voted “yes” to protect our right to abortion. You should also check out local papers like the Warwick Beacon, Westerly Sun and the North Providence Valley Breeze and … [Read more...] about THANK YOU for supporting our rights!
JUNE 19, 2019 - - - - - - - - - - After several decades of hard work, on June 10th the Rhode Island State Senate and House of Representatives passed the Reproductive Privacy Act and Governor Gina Raimondo signed it into law. With the onslaught of attacks on Roe v. Wade and the right to safe, legal abortion care this was a huge victory. This win would not have been … [Read more...] about Get the Facts!
It was just one week ago that we made history with the passage of the Reproductive Privacy Act. We showed what was possible when Rhode Islanders come together to leverage our collective strength to push for policies that will make a positive difference for the health and the lives of people in our state. Let’s keep it up! There is only a short time left in the 2019 legislative … [Read more...] about ACT NOW for maternal health and parental rights!
REWIRE.com: Jun 21, 2019, Auditi Guha || Lawmakers in Rhode Island, the most Catholic state in the nation, made history this week by passing legislation protecting abortion rights, one month after a Democratic state senator tanked a more comprehensive bill protecting and expanding access to abortion. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) signed the Reproductive Privacy … [Read more...] about Rhode Island Legislators Overcome Anti-Choice Democrats to Pass ‘Roe’ Protections
“We are still cheering and clapping and flabbergasted with absolute joy. “We want to be very clear. This absolutely, without a doubt would NOT have happened without the passion and dedication of activists across the state. The Womxn Project has had the incredible honor of partnering and connecting with thousands of volunteers in recent months who have given their time and … [Read more...] about Full video: Rhode Island codifies Roe v Wade into State Law
by MATTHEW STEVENS AND JESSICA A. BOTELHO, NBC 10 NEWS, Wednesday, June 19th 2019 || "This victory is about the health, rights and bodily autonomy of every Rhode Islander. It is about taking a stand. It is about saying we won’t go back to a time when people were denied access to safe, legal abortion and pushed into desperate and dangerous circumstances," said the Womxn … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Raimondo signs RI abortion rights bill into law
By Caroline Kelly, June 20, 2019 || Rhode Island Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo has signed a bill codifying abortion protections, joining other Democratic-controlled states looking to safeguard the procedure as conservative states push ahead on abortion restrictions. The bill "codifies what has been the status quo under Roe v. Wade for nearly five decades," Raimondo said … [Read more...] about CNN: Rhode Island governor signs abortion protection bill
So we did a thing! After years of organizing, countless phone calls, tens of thousands of postcards, and hundreds of hours at the State House, WE (that includes YOU) finally codified Roe into Rhode Island law. Last night, after the Senate and then the House passed the Reproductive Privacy Act ("RPA") (H5125 sub B), Governor Raimondo signed the bill into law at approximately … [Read more...] about Rhode Island Codifies Roe