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!
This afternoon, the Department of Justice sued the State of Texas over SB 8, United States v. Texas. Basically, the DOJ is claiming (correctly) that SB 8 violates US citizens' constitutional rights and impedes the business of the federal government. Fun fact: the DOJ has the authority to enforce federal constitutional rights. FROM THE COMPLAINT: "The United States has the … [Read more...] about US v. Texas: What it means that the US Justice Department sues Texas over restrictive abortion law
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
If you care about abortion access and value bodily autonomy, you should be concerned that the Texas abortion ban, S.B. 8, went into effect at midnight because the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) did not grant an emergency petition to block the law. S.B. 8 is a six-week abortion ban that also creates a bounty system in which any person can anyone who aids and abets … [Read more...] about Rhodies for Texans (& abortion access)
Illuminating the Legacy of Slavery in RI Projection and Performative Reading Series Watch live • Contributors & Organizations • Research & Resources August 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. On August 26th, 2021, (originally planned for … [Read more...] about Projection Series with Performative Reading
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
“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