Let's talk about the gag rule. The National Coalition Against Censorship reminds us that we had this fight before. The gag rule (also known as the “Mexico City” policy) was originally announced by the Reagan administration at the 1984 United Nations International Conference on Population in Mexico City. It went further than the previous measures by restricting NGOs … [Read more...] about What is the Gag Rule?
It is 3:19 am on Mother’s Day and I should be asleep, instead I am reflecting on parenting. For nearly two years I have led by example. I have tried to show my daughters that being politically active can be a part of your everyday life, but it has come at a cost. It has meant less nourishing food, less time outdoors, fewer play dates, more chaos, and less family time. The … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day, 3:19am
The Woman Project has been working since early 2017 to pass the Reproductive Health Care Act, legislation that would protect Roe v. Wade in Rhode Island no matter what happens at the federal level. Through our travels around the state we have had thousands of conversations in nearly every community about the status of reproductive health care, including abortion in Rhode … [Read more...] about Written Testimony in Favor of Passing H.7891 | Licenses for DACA Recipients
It’s quite impossible to sum up the last two days. But let’s try! To begin with, the Woman Project is endlessly grateful to the Center for Reproductive Rights for their tireless work on behalf of reproductive freedom. It was an education, and one that will continue, to spend time with our counterparts from around the country. What a wealth of leadership and … [Read more...] about Washington DC, It’s a Wrap!
Change is afoot at TWP. We have a new collaborator, DL Helfer, a local UU minister. We have a new look, clasped hands to demonstrate the way we’ve been making change — together. And our approach has shifted a bit as well, as we grow from a fledgling RI organization focused on bodily autonomy through art activism to a voice heard in our Statehouse and beyond. We’re … [Read more...] about Change is afoot and yet very much the same…
WRITTEN TESTIMONY IN FAVOR OF PASSING THE PROTECTING CONTRACEPTION ACCESS BILL H 7653 (Rep. Kazarian) S 2525 (Sen. Euer) April 24th, 2018 The Woman Project has been working over the last 16 months to advocate for Rhode Island’s Reproductive Health Care Act. Through this work, we have communicated with thousands of Rhode Islanders, and we have had the supreme privilege … [Read more...] about Written Testimony | Supporting The Protecting Contraception Bill
Yesterday's participation at the State House was important and challenging. We wanted to reach out to say thank you for your work, your time, your commitment, your energy, your intelligence, your tenacity, your strength, your passion, your creativity, your networking skills, and your awesome support. Whether you were able to be at the state house with us today in body or just … [Read more...] about The Day After the Hearing & Thank You
u·ter·ize [‘yoo-ter-īz] Synonyms Examples Word Origin See more synonyms on thewomanproject.org verb (used with object) uterize, uterizes, uterizing, uterized to alter an object in a way that causes it to resemble a uterus: Forgoing the typical balloons or daisies, the feminist pastry chef decided to uterize her best friend’s birthday … [Read more...] about What does “UTERIZE” mean?