FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 4, 2020
We Will Speak Out and Step Up for Abortion Access
The Womxn Project is proud to be at the State House and the Supreme Court today to ensure when someone needs an abortion they have the right and they can afford to get safe, compassionate care.
(Providence, RI) – Statement by The Womxn Project on two different events happening on March 4th – a demonstration in front of the United States Supreme Court and a lobby day at the Rhode Island State House:
“We have built a movement here in Rhode Island – a strong and robust network of activists willing to speak up and show up to ensure that every person gets to make their own decisions about their bodies and about how we plan our families and our futures.
We organized to push for the passage of the Reproductive Privacy Act to protect the right to abortion, but we know that for many people abortion care continues to be taken away by policies that deny health coverage or put up barriers for young people. There is still work to be done right here in our state to make sure when someone needs an abortion that they can afford to get care. We are proud to lead a campaign to advance the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (House Bill 7618/Senate Bill 2476), which gets rid of policies that take away health coverage for abortion.
We have a group of activists at the State House today for a #Repro4RI4All lobby day in support of this bill. The event is being coordinated by the Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive Freedom. We are grateful to have such incredible partners in this work to make the right to abortion real by getting rid of financial barriers.
We believe that no matter how much money you have or your type of insurance that when you need – or want – an abortion that you should be able to get one. We also believe that no matter where you live you should be able to get services without judgment or barriers. That is why we have a delegation of fifty people in Washington, DC today as the Supreme Court considers June Medical Services v. Russo, a critical case concerning abortion access.
We are urging the Court to strike down laws that have nothing to do with health and safety and everything to do with making abortion care harder to get and harder to provide. The case may focus on Louisiana, but it is a pivotal moment in the ongoing debate about medically unnecessary and onerous limitations.
We are sick of the political game playing. We will keep organizing, educating and mobilizing people to fight back in our home state and around the country to make sure that whether people choose adoption, seek abortion or raise a child that they have the support and services they need. We won’t watch as our right to abortion is trampled on or access is taken away!”
The Womxn Project team and our delegation are available for interview up on request.