Why is reproductive and sexual freedom important to you?

Why is reproductive and sexual freedom important to you?

By Martha S. Martha is a member of the Planned Parenthood of Southern New England STARS in Hartford, Connecticut.  She is a senior in high school and has plans to study business and political science in college in order to prepare for a full-time job of making the world a better place. The 41st anniversary […]

The Morning After

The Morning After

It seems fitting that the Providence Journal editorialized in support of making Plan B, the emergency contraceptive drug, over the counter the very morning after Rhode Island’s annual abortion restriction hearing in the State House.  Over sixty supporters came out in waves of pink to support the work of the RI Coalition for Reproductive Justice and […]

Keep abortion restrictions out of Rhode Island

Keep abortion restrictions out of Rhode Island

The same radical anti-abortion agenda coming out of state legislatures from Arkansas to North Dakota is headed straight for Rhode Island. Today 5 dangerous abortion restriction bills will be heard at the State House that would work to insert politicians between a woman and her doctor – and would bring the same extreme legislation that […]

Protecting Roe: What Every Rhode Islander Can Do

Protecting Roe: What Every Rhode Islander Can Do

It’s been 40 years since the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that the constitutionally protected right to privacy includes every woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions, without the interference of politicians – including the right to end a pregnancy. Leading up to today there has been a lot of talk about the next […]

Drinking Liberally Hosts “Sock It to Homelessness”

Drinking Liberally Hosts “Sock It to Homelessness”

In a fitting follow up to Bob Plain’s five part series  “Homeless Like Me,”  Drinking Liberally Providence will showcase the important work of the RI Coalition for the Homeless tomorrow night, Wednesday November 28 from 7pm – 9pm at Wild Colonial Tavern.  Participants are encouraged to bring new pairs or packages of socks to donate […]

Winning for Women Takes Progressive Teamwork

Winning for Women Takes Progressive Teamwork

What is the elections’ postmortem week in Rhode Island without the subjective coverage of those who really “won” in state races? I think many progressive voters and activists in Rhode Island can agree that women were a force to be reckoned with up and down the ballot. More so, that Planned Parenthood Action Fund was […]

Planned Parenthood Endorses Candidates

Planned Parenthood Endorses Candidates

Planned Parenthood Votes! RI PAC is pleased to announce its 2012 state legislative PAC endorsements. PPV!RI PAC supports its candidates by educating voters through phone calls and social media to ensure Rhode Islanders know what is at stake for women and women’s health ahead of the September 11th primary and the November 6th general election. […]

Mandatory Ultrasound Bill Disses Women, Doctors

Mandatory Ultrasound Bill Disses Women, Doctors

The Providence Journal published an identical Right to Life opinion piece that ran April 30th supporting Rep. Karen MacBeth’s mandatory ultrasound bill.  And so the Providence Journal gave RTL a freebie to further their radical right wing agenda. Politicians like Rep. Karen MacBeth (D-Cumberland) who sponsored the mandatory ultrasound bill should not interfere in women’s […]

RI Progress Report: Hinckley Retraction, ‘Devout’ RI, Romney’s Problems and More…

RI Progress Report: Hinckley Retraction, ‘Devout’ RI, Romney’s Problems and More…

Paula Hodges curates the local news, and provides links to all the recent stories relevant to Rhode Island progressives, so you don’t have to… Hinckley retracts criticism of Whitehouse bill By JOHN E. MULLIGAN JOURNAL WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON — After charging that a tax proposal by U.S. Sen. Sheldon White-house would force municipalities to raise […]

Tonight: Drinking Liberally Recognizes RI Women

Tonight: Drinking Liberally Recognizes RI Women

In recognition of  National Women’s History month so we thought it fitting to tip our glasses to leading ladies from around Rhode Island. Special guest speakers in March will include Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts, State Representative Grace Diaz, Women’s Fund of RI Executive Director Marcia Cone and RI NOW President Carolyn Mark. We hope you […]

My Pre-Existing Condition: The Price of Being Female

My Pre-Existing Condition: The Price of Being Female

Will I get pregnant one day?  I don’t know for sure, but you know who thinks they do . . . health insurance companies?   I didn’t think it possible for an insurer to know whether I was going to get pregnant before I did, but remarkably, insurance companies seem to believe they know best.  And […]

“Since Roe”:  the decision that made all the difference still needs support

“Since Roe”: the decision that made all the difference still needs support

On January 22, 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the landmark Roe v. Wade case. The decision ensured that the right to privacy in the U.S. Constitution permits a woman to choose whether to continue a pregnancy or to have a safe and legal abortion.  This historic ruling recognizes that women […]

RI Choice Coalition Recognizes Pro-Choice Leaders and Works to Ensure Health Care Access for all Rhode Islanders

RI Choice Coalition Recognizes Pro-Choice Leaders and Works to Ensure Health Care Access for all Rhode Islanders

It was a fitting day for the Rhode Island Choice Coalition to rally support for health care access considering the White House Report that was just released recognizing the state for being the top recipient of federal support totaling $64 Million for establishing a health care exchange.   The main theme however, was a commemoration […]