It has been an exciting week – and continues to a thrilling time in the campaign to protect the right to abortion in our state. → The number of volunteers coming together around Rhode Island continues to grow. We are astonished at the number of people attending and hosting events or picking up postcard and call packets to volunteer on their own time. Check it out and join … [Read more...] about URGENT UPDATES and NEXT STEPS – Campaign to protect the right to abortion in RI!
RHCA Health Lobby Day and Hearing Scheduled for 3/5
EVENT ADVISORY: Health professionals set to lobby lawmakers and advocates are planning to fill the State House for the Senate hearing on the Reproductive Health Care Act (S 152) on Tuesday, March 5th. March 1, 2019 Health Professionals Urge Support for Passage of the RHCA The momentum behind the Reproductive Health Care Act continues to grow as it heads to a hearing in the … [Read more...] about RHCA Health Lobby Day and Hearing Scheduled for 3/5
SHOW UP and speak out next week (2/26 and 2/27)?!
Hey, Womxn Project friends! We know that the MAJORITY of Rhode Islanders support the Reproductive Health Care Act and the majority of voters across the country have said time and again that they do not want to see Roe overturned and the right to abortion taken away. Here’s the problem. Our opposition is loud and they are showing up at the State House every week. It is … [Read more...] about SHOW UP and speak out next week (2/26 and 2/27)?!
Do you want to halt federal attacks on our rights?
Hey, Womxn Project friends. While we are working hard to make sure that women in our state have the right to abortion, we also need to make it clear how important it is that the right is a reality. We need to fight for affordable access to quality care. We need to get rid of the barriers that make it harder for young people or that deny health coverage for abortion and push … [Read more...] about Do you want to halt federal attacks on our rights?
Did you miss it? Let us catch you up! (2/14/2019)
Hey, Womxn Project folx! We have so much to catch you up on and also encourage you to visit our Facebook and Twitter where we regularly share press clips, updates and invites. At 6:00pm in Providence TONIGHT, we have an event where we are making valentine’s to show some love to the co-sponsors of the Reproductive Health Care Act. We are doing another event tomorrow … [Read more...] about Did you miss it? Let us catch you up! (2/14/2019)
Written Testimony for H 5127, The Reproductive Health Care Act
Date: January 28, 2019 Dear Chairman Craven, and Members of the Judiciary Committee: My name is ((resident of)). I live in South Kingstown. My State Representative is Teresa Tanzi. I writing in support of House Bill 5127 -- The Reproductive Health Care Act (RHCA), and in opposition of bills 5125, 5114, 5198, and 5199. I support The Reproductive Health Care Act … [Read more...] about Written Testimony for H 5127, The Reproductive Health Care Act
“Hell No To Mattiello” | Take Action NOW
In Tuesday’s election, RI elected more women to office than ever before! Congratulations. The one disappointment among the great successes of the night was that 3,421 people in District 15 voted for Representative Nicolas Mattiello - fewer votes than many other reps got, yet still enough to send him to the State House, with a margin of 300 votes. While these votes may be … [Read more...] about “Hell No To Mattiello” | Take Action NOW
36 Hours and RI showed up. What now?
In less than 36 hours, The Woman Project worked with local community members and allies to bring attention to the disconnect between the people of Rhode Island and the leaders in our State House. In reaction to the news that SC Justice Kennedy will step down on July 31st, the space is open for our 45th president to elect a more conservative SC Justice with the immediate … [Read more...] about 36 Hours and RI showed up. What now?
Presented Testimony for RHCA | The Catholic Church’s stance on abortion hurts women
One week ago, tomorrow, Ireland, one of the most historically Catholic countries had a vote to make abortion legal. It passed by an overwhelming majority. It would seem that the citizens of Ireland know three things; 1. That women will only achieve equality when they have control over their reproduction and 2. That women deserve access to safe and legal medical health care … [Read more...] about Presented Testimony for RHCA | The Catholic Church’s stance on abortion hurts women
My Illegal Abortion
In December 1968, when I was a nineteen-year old sophomore at the University of Texas, I found out that I was six weeks pregnant. My boyfriend and I were in love. It was the first sexual relationship for either of us. We had been faithfully using the only birth-control available to us, condoms. But this time we came up short. Maintaining the pregnancy was not an option: we … [Read more...] about My Illegal Abortion
A Short “How to Guide” To Support The RHCA
At this Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Hearing at the RI State House, this how-to guide will provide information for what you can do in person or online. Download This Page of Material for Print I. The Very Best Way to Support: SHOW UP! Come to the RI State House This Thursday (May 31st) starting with a press conference at 3pm 2. Register yourself as a … [Read more...] about A Short “How to Guide” To Support The RHCA
Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing for RHCA, May 31st
Ireland passed it, so can we!!! On Friday, an overwhelming majority of Irish citizens voted to legalize abortion. This is a historic moment in time. One of the most Catholic Countries in the world mobilized in support of bodily autonomy for women, countering the Church’s stance which is harmful to women. Here in Rhode Island we have our own battle, slightly different, but … [Read more...] about Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing for RHCA, May 31st
Support The Woman Project on RI Gives Day on June 5th
Your support of The Woman Project on JUNE 5th is helpful to making Rhode Island a better and more giving place to live. The Woman Project works every day to keep the dialogue current and fresh surrounding Reproductive Rights and specifically the legislation of RHCA. Through ARTIVISM, TWP has had a myriad of successes but still works daily on efforts to make our issue and lack … [Read more...] about Support The Woman Project on RI Gives Day on June 5th
The Reproductive Health Care Act Community Petition Quilt is going to Washington DC
The Woman Project is taking our advocacy to protect Roe v. Wade to Washington, DC and we are bringing all the quilt signers with us. Petition 2.0 will meet some of our federal elected officials and get acquainted with our allies. As part of this trip we are going to put the quilt on display. Where will the quilt be displayed? Location: The Supreme Court 1 First Street … [Read more...] about The Reproductive Health Care Act Community Petition Quilt is going to Washington DC
TWP Interviews: Mary Ann Sorrentino, RI’s Reproductive Freedom Fighter
Those who watched your testimony at the State House (April 10 in support of the Reproductive Health Care Act) saw the Mary Ann Sorrentino that so many Rhode Islanders know so well – fiery, impassioned, quick-witted, and an unapologetic advocate for women. Many women we work with feel uncomfortable and out-of-place in the male-dominated culture at the State House. Q. How do … [Read more...] about TWP Interviews: Mary Ann Sorrentino, RI’s Reproductive Freedom Fighter