Right now, for too many people the current laws skew towards keeping people pregnant against their will. By denying health coverage for abortion for people who use Medicaid or putting up extra barriers for young people, the government has way to much control over a person’s body and their future. We should be able to make our own decisions and get the care we need without … [Read more...] about Honor Roe with Us! 49th Anniversary this 2022
Did you know that Governor McKee sent an email out to his supporters railing on GOP governors for attacking abortion rights? We appreciate him calling out attempts to take away our rights, but the fact is that when our governor had a chance to be a leader on abortion access this week - he failed to do so. The governor just released his proposed budget for 2023, which talks … [Read more...] about McKee Fails to Lead on Abortion: Governor Budget FY 2023 Announced
We must speak out whenever we encounter hate or racism and commit to taking action to dismantle white supremacy and advance justice. That is what it looks to truly honor Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Many people will post a beautiful quote from Dr. King and that’s great, but what about the rest of the year? Voting impacts every issue we care about. From abortion … [Read more...] about Honoring MLK With Actions – Not Just Words!
This free course, geared specifically for activists, teaches the most effective strategies and practices for regulating our nervous systems so we can do the work of social justice without becoming overwhelmed and burning ourselves out. Wednesday, February 2, 6:30-8 pm Zoom link DETAILS WHAT YOU WILL LEARN How to regulate your nervous system – keeping it calm, energized … [Read more...] about Stress Management Training for Activists: Free Class
It is often said that a budget is a statement of priorities. It shows what matters to people. Women and families should matter. Advancing health equity should matter. Access to quality medical care should matter – and that includes abortion! Many people in our communities are struggling. Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, low-income families, and … [Read more...] about 2023 Budget Action: Tell Gov. McKee to put values before politics!
We started 2022 off strong by holding a press conference that got a lot of media attention. This proves to us that the EACA is going to be a hot topic in this legislative session. To help raise awareness and ensure that the press is telling the whole story about the EACA, our bill to end health coverage bans for state employees and people who use Medicaid, we held a virtual … [Read more...] about In the News & Opportunities for Action (Week 2)
If you can't access a right, do you truly have it? That question is at the center of The Womxn Project's sponsorship of the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA). And starting the New Year by kicking off the EACA community's momentum out of the gate. When legislators said we were not making enough noise, we said.... hmm. In the first week of January, we have a series … [Read more...] about Abortion bans are harmful and discriminatory (Actions: Week 1)
Earlier today, the US Supreme Court issued decisions in two cases challenging Senate Bill 8, the Texas abortion ban that has been in place for 100 days. Summary: The Court declined to rule on the Department of Justice’s challenge to SB8. Instead, they sent it back to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has already lifted emergency relief blocking the law … [Read more...] about Supreme Court: Breaking News & What’s Next
Just the other day, I got a message saying, "These are such dark days, but I feel better knowing you and your org are doing this important work." It touched me, always does, as The Womxn Project formed and keeps building from a place that fights for equality- not just abortion but truly equality for Womxn's healthcare needs. However, since we work with a few part-time folks and … [Read more...] about This is personal to me. Where we started to where we are going!
We know that Thanksgiving has a troubled history and yet it is also a time that many of us get to spend with loved ones - given and chosen family as well as dear friends. It can be a moment of rest and reflection which we are trying to do. And yet, this year it will be only a few days after that the huge moment for reproductive health, rights, and justice returns to the Supreme … [Read more...] about A Thanksgiving Tiding from TWP
We know many of you are without power and dealing with the impacts of the Nor’easter here in New England. We hope you are all staying warm and safe!! Here are three things to learn from (SCOTUS), learn from (exciting panel on abortion pills & self-managed care) and be inspired by (our community partnership with NewportFILM free virtual screening ending … [Read more...] about Virtual Events: Medication Abortion, Self-Managed Care, & NewportFilm
We work hard to protect our right to abortion knowing that the ability to manage our health, control our bodies and planning our families and futures is critical! We educate and we organize, but sometimes this work happens in courts and that can be harder to understand. Continue to come back to this page and we will work to keep you informed. The ACLU of Rhode Island … [Read more...] about Benson et al. v. Raimondo et al.
CVS gave thousands to lawmakers in Texas who pushed the horrific abortion ban. They donated more than $70,000 to sponsors of Senate Bill over the past few years. Did you know they are headquartered in Woonsocket? CVS has a slogan “for your own good”. It doesn’t do anyone any good and is downright dangerous to support bans on abortion. We are not going to be silent as a big … [Read more...] about CVS: No $$ for Anti-Abortion & Anti-Justice Agendas!
For YEARS we have been urging Rep. Jim Langevin to support the Women’s Health Protection Act. We have made it clear that Rhode Island voters believe abortion is a personal decision – and a right that must be protected. With the unrelenting attacks on access and the recent news out of Texas, The Womxn Project just did another BIG push asking him to do the right thing. Well … [Read more...] about YOU DID THIS: Gratitude & the Grassroots
We have been reeling from the Supreme Court effectively overturning Roe v. Wade. Just in case you have been living under a rock, SB 8, the Texas law that the Supreme Court let take effect during the wee morning hours last week: Prohibits abortion after six weeks’ gestation, before many people even know that they are pregnant; and Creates a bounty system that punishes … [Read more...] about ACTION ALERT: RI for the Womxn’s Health Protection Act