More than 30 groups have come together to form a statewide campaign to leverage their collective strength to push for the passage of the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act in 2022. It is often said that together we are strong. We know this is true. Look what we have accomplished together over the past few years. We passed the RPA. We led an effort to push for … [Read more...] about EXCITING New Campaign in RI for Equal Abortion Coverage
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)
The Womxn Project makes it clear that legislators should be working to eliminate barriers to health services in these troubled times – not allowing care to be pushed out of reach. [Providence, RI] - Statement on the House hearing on May 13th on H6075 (12 month postpartum), H5709 (eligibility for elderly and disabled) and H5787 (Equality in Abortion Coverage Act, a stop bans on … [Read more...] about PR: Committee to Hear Exciting Package of Healthcare Bills
My name is Barbara Colt. I am on the board of directors for The Womxn Project. The Womxn Project is a statewide organization focused on leveraging the power of art, activism, advocacy and education to advance the principles of reproductive justice, which demands that we all have the right to determine when and how we build our relationships, families and futures and that we … [Read more...] about Support of H5787, H6075, & H5790: Eliminate state bans on health coverage for state employees and the Medicaid program
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.
A right is not real if people can’t access or afford that right. Right now, state employees and people who use Medicaid are told that their insurance plan won’t cover abortion. That means we still have work to do! Everyone deserves to have the health care they need at a cost they can afford – and that includes being able to obtain an abortion. We are honored to work with … [Read more...] about The Equality in Abortion Coverage Act