WE ARE SO EXCITED - EACA HEADs TO THE SENATE FLOOR! Be there with us! Together, we have built an amazing movement across the state and with the help of the more than 40 organizations in the Campaign for Abortion Coverage, today we took a big step forward in ensuring that the right to abortion is not taken away from people based on how much money they have or the type of … [Read more...] about WOW! EACA heads to the floor – be there!
The Public's Radio by Ian Donnis | May 16, 2023 || The top two Democrats in the Rhode Island Senate made the difference Tuesday, as the Senate Judiciary Committee narrowly approved a bill extending abortion coverage for women receiving Medicaid or who are on the state employee health plan. With Senate President Dominick Ruggerio and Majority Leader Ryan Pearson voting in … [Read more...] about NPR: Bill to extend abortion coverage in Rhode Island faces one more hurdle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 16, 2023 Contact: Jocelyn Foye Executive Director [email protected] 401-400-0061 Rhode Islanders Gear Up for Critical Committee Vote Activists from around the state are headed to the State House for a vote on a bill to halt policies that deny health coverage for abortion in public insurance … [Read more...] about (Sen Judiciary EACA) Rhode Islanders Gear Up for Critical Vote
Folks from across Rhode Island are headed to the State House TODAY for a critical vote in the Senate Judiciary committee on the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (S32). Policies banning insurance coverage are about taking away access to care. We shouldn’t have laws that deny health coverage just because someone is poor or because they happen to get their insurance from a … [Read more...] about BIG VOTE TODAY (invite/fun action to #PassTheEACA!)
Exciting! Join us for the Senate Judiciary Committee VOTE (5/16) This Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary will vote on the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act. We need to be there in force. This Mother's Day... As we get ready to celebrate moms, mamas and caregivers in our lives, let's be clear that the work we are doing to get bans on coverage for abortion off the books in our … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day, Justice & EACA Progress (actions, updates)
Uprise RI, May 10, 2023, Steve Alquist || Commenting on someone’s testimony without allowing them an opportunity to defend themselves is bullying, something intellectual cowards do to score cheap rhetorical victories. Though it may be allowed under the rules of the General Assembly, it cheapens the debate and exposes the hypocrisy of elected legislators who are far out of their … [Read more...] about Uprise RI: How legislators bully those testifying in committee hearings with comments, not questions
Boston Globe's Rhode Map, May 9, 2023, Ed Fitzpatrick || Leading off The state Senate Judiciary Committee, which has played a pivotal role in past legislation on abortion and guns, will return to the State House spotlight today as it hears testimony on the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act. On April 27, the House voted 49 to … [Read more...] about Boston Globe: Rhode Map
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Jocelyn Foye, Executive Director, The Womxn Project [email protected] w. 401-400-0061 Statement: Activists Demand Swift Passage of Abortion Access Bill Advocates from across the state are turning out at the State House to push for an end to bans on health coverage for abortion and to halt harmful anti-abortion … [Read more...] about STATEMENT: Activists Ready for Hearing on EACA
- - - - - - May 13th - - - - - - Join us for the Senate Judiciary Committee VOTE (5/16) This Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary will vote on the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act. We need to be there in force. We will not stop until this bill is signed – and we need YOU to keep up the fight with us! CLICK HERE to let us know you’ll be there. We will share updates. So get your … [Read more...] about Senate Judiciary Progress of the EACA – join us!
Westerly Sun | By Jocelyn Foye | May 4, 2023 || Decisions about whether to choose adoption, seek abortion or become a parent are better left to each person in consultation with those they trust, but the fact is that when we take away health coverage we take away that decision for people who can’t afford to pay for health care out of pocket. Whether it is limits on … [Read more...] about OpEd: Passing legislation critical in fight for health equity
The Boston Globe Commentarty, Ogechukew Ezike || R.I. policy of excluding some from abortion coverage is unconscionable When elected officials push policies to deny insurance coverage for abortion care, they make it unaffordable for many people to receive equitable treatment, an OB-GYN and R.I. Womxn Project board member says. … [Read more...] about Boston Globe Commentary: R.I. policy of excluding some from abortion coverage is unconscionable
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, May 2, 2023 Contact: Jocelyn Foye, Executive Director, The Womxn Project [email protected] w. 401-400-0061 On behalf of the Campaign for Equal Abortion Coverage Health Providers from Across the State Urge Lawmakers to Pass the EACA Professionals from across the state are coming together in partnership with the … [Read more...] about PR: Health Providers Urge Lawmakers to Pass the EACA
The Coalition Radio Network, Pat Ford Interview, April 27, 2023 || Jocelyn Foye, Director, Womxn Project, Moments After Passage of The Equality in Abortion Coverage Act … [Read more...] about The Coalition Radio Network (Video): Moments After Passage of The Equality in Abortion Coverage Act
Uprise RI, Steve Alquist, April 28, 2023 || The Rhode House of Representatives passed the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA) on Thursday night, bucking the conservative wave seeking to outlaw a necessary medical procedure supported by the majority of Americans. The bill now needs to clear the Rhode Island State Senate before it goes to Governor Daniel McKee‘s desk where … [Read more...] about Uprise RI: RI House Passes Equality in Abortion Coverage Act: A Step Towards Equitable Healthcare
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Thursday, April 27, 2023 Contact: Jocelyn Foye, Executive Director, The Womxn Project [email protected] w. 401-400-0061 Abortion Access Bill Clears Big Hurdle Passing Out of the House As the EACA heads to the Senate, advocates are making it clear that this bill is not just needed, but voters also support it - and they will keep showing … [Read more...] about PR: Abortion Access Bill Clears Big Hurdle Passing Out of the House