The Womxn Project is proud to partner with the Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom (LCRF) this summer on a series of virtual events bringing together leaders to share insight on a range of hot topics in the movement for reproductive health, rights, and justice. The sessions will be streamed each month throughout the summer. www.facebook.com/TheWomanProjectHQ & … [Read more...] about Summer 2021 Conversation Series
The Womxn Project (TWP, previously The Woman Project) was formed in 2017, by a few passionate and outspoken Rhode Island womxn, to educate others about Rhode Island’s regressive abortion laws. What began as a protest of the present moment has become a movement for change.
While Rhode Island was the first state to promote religious freedom, for far too long reproductive freedom has been quietly governed - if indirectly - by the Catholic Church.
TWP was created to let Rhode Islanders know the truth: if Roe v. Wade is overturned at the federal level, RI will have no law to protect the right to abortion. Most Rhode Islanders, living in a ‘blue state,’ did not realize that without Roe vs. Wade, RI could revert to old laws which are among the most restrictive and oppressive in the entire United States.
That is why TWP balances artistic events and traditional actions to make change locally or at the state level. These are some of the action TWP will make, online or physically somewhere, to add our voice to the many calling for change.
“Restrictions on access to reproductive health care are not only at odds with stated values, such as equity and inclusion, but they also affect the ability to ensure equal participation for women or improve the health and wellness of people in our state.” - The Womxn Project’s Tammy Brown in the Providence Journal - - - - - - - - - - - A majority of lawmakers in our state … [Read more...] about Abortion Bans & Budget: We need YOUR help!
We are SOOOO excited to share that today, President Biden released a budget that does NOT include the Hyde Amendment, a policy that specifically targets low-income people by denying health coverage for abortion for people who use Medicaid. This is the same kind of policy we have been fighting here in Rhode Island with the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (S267/H5787). This … [Read more...] about Biden Budget Eliminates Harmful Hyde Amendment
A lot of people are tired and want to take a break. The legislative session is almost over but regardless, we will remain focused on the betterment of healthcare for Womxn and families. So there are TWO quick little actions we would like you to use your signature on! It is often said that a budget is a statement of priorities. It shows what matters to people. Women … [Read more...] about ACT NOW: Tell Gov. McKee to put values first!
J WHO v. Dobbs: May 2021 Announcement This is NOT a TEST! This is NOT a TEST! - SCOTUS activity! If you care about abortion access and value bodily autonomy, you should be concerned that Monday, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) granted certiorari (agreed to hear arguments) in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ("J WHO"). J WHO involves a … [Read more...] about J WHO v. Dobbs: This is NOT a TEST! – SCOTUS activity announcement and what it means
We are so grateful to everyone who was able to testify in support of the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA) bill when it was heard in the Senate. It’s time to keep up the fight for abortion coverage in our hearing THIS THURSDAY! Speak out to help get rid of bans on health coverage for abortion for state employees and the Medicaid program. 4 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW … [Read more...] about THIS THURSDAY (5/13): Hearing on the abortion coverage bill. Here are 4 simple things you can do today.
To all the given and chosen mamas and really anyone out there providing love and support in our families and communities, we salute you! We are celebrating in a very Womxn Project way by speaking up for what mamas really need – policies that ensure health and dignity and work to advance racial justice. Check out our editorials in both Uprise RI and the Providence Journal … [Read more...] about Moms Need Support – and Chocolate. Actions & thanks for you!
WE NEED YOUR HELP to make sure that in Rhode Island we all get a voice in the system that impacts every day of our lives! We talk about change a lot. We talk about the need to dismantle white supremacy and how restrictions on abortion take away our right to control our bodies and futures. We advocate for access to doula care and advocate for LGBT families, disabled parents and … [Read more...] about We all should get a voice in the system that impacts every day of our lives
We are SOOOOO grateful to everyone who made a call, sent an email or letter of support, or provided testimony to halt anti-abortion attacks and advance our bill to get rid of bans on health coverage for abortion. There is more work, but we have another quick and important action to take TODAY! In recent years, a number of states have established specialty “Choose Life” license … [Read more...] about State $$ to Fake, Anti-Abortion Clinics
URGENT: The Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (S267) has been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee | THIS MONDAY, April 26 at 3:00 pm ET The EACA removes bans on health coverage for abortion for state employees and the Medicaid program. > to watch Capitol TV, click here 3 THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW TO HELP PASS THIS IMPORTANT BILL: 1) … [Read more...] about ACTION ALERT – EACA Senate Judiciary Hearing
We are sick of waiting for legislators to take action to address the very real obstacles Rhode Islanders face to getting abortion care. Rhode Islanders continue to struggle with their health and the financial impacts of the pandemic. They don’t need to also have to deal with abortion being pushed out of reach by harmful limitations on insurance coverage. So let’s do something … [Read more...] about Are You Sick of Waiting?
We are all grieving and outraged at another brutal and unnecessary police shooting. The death of Daunte Miller after a traffic stop is yet another horrific example of the violent effects of racism and systemic oppression. We can mourn and grieve, but we must also make sure that we are doing all that we can to dismantle white supremacy. We must ensure that Black … [Read more...] about Black Lives (& Mamas) Matter
While we have been working hard to protect the right to abortion in Rhode Island and expand abortion access for low-income individuals and state employees, the anti-abortion folks have introduced SIX DIFFERENT BILLS being heard this Friday, April 9 at 2 pm that could impact – or even take away – access to abortion completely. We need to SHUT DOWN THESE BILLS! H 5865 and H … [Read more...] about Abortion Under Attack in RI!
We know you know how important it is to DEMAND action and engage with our elected officials. But couldn’t we all use some pointers on how to be more effective advocates? In partnership with the National Women’s Law Center, The Womxn Project co-hosted a (virtual) testimony writing workshop and social hour! Join the guest speaker, Peshka Calloway, as she gives an amazing … [Read more...] about Testify 101 Workshop
In the wake of the violent attacks on Asian American women in Georgia, it is critical that we not only speak out against hate, but also take action to dismantle white supremacy. This must include addressing the barriers to voting, which shapes the system that has so much of an impact not only on our lives, but also on society and culture and the way in which marginalized people … [Read more...] about Let RI Vote – Stand Up For Racial Justice!