ABOUT

MISSION

The Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive Freedom (RICRF) protects and advances access to reproductive health care through advocacy and legislative action.

 


VISION

We recognize real inequalities in our state and we envision a RI where everyone has access to affordable and comprehensive reproductive health care. 

 


WHO WE ARE

We are a coalition of organizations, working together to share resources, build strategies and coordinate efforts to connect reproductive freedom with social and economic justice. We believe in the principles of the Reproductive Justice movement which Sister Song has defined as “the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.”  More information may be found about this framework at www.sistersong.net.

 


STRATEGIES

  • Connect reproductive health care to social and economic justice

  • Construct statewide legislative campaign to affect policy

  • Demonstrate power through regular presence at the State House

  • Build the capacity and power of coalition partners

  • Support ongoing community education and engagement

 


LONG-TERM GOALS

  • Pass legislation to protect and expand access to reproductive health care, including contraception, and to protect and expand access to healthcare for all

  • Build an inclusive, intersectional movement that includes organizations led by people of color, representing the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, youth, faith communities, political organizations and more

  • Change Rhode Island narrative and reproductive health political culture so that being pro-reproductive freedom is seen as an asset for candidates and elected officials

  • Defend against national or state rollbacks to reproductive freedom

 

COALITION PARTNERS

American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island

American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, RI Chapter

Catholics for Choice

Hope and Change for Haiti

Humanists of Rhode Island

League of Women Voters, RI

Medical Students for Choice

National Council of Jewish Women, RI Chapter

Planned Parenthood of Southern New England

Rhode Island Working Families Party

RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence

RI Democratic Women for Leadership

RI National Association of Social Workers

RI National Organization for Women

RI Religious Coalition for Reproductive Freedom

Women's Fund of Rhode Island

Women's Health and Education Fund

 

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