American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island
American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, RI Chapter
Catholics for Choice
The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health
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
The Woman Project
Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Women's Health and Education Fund
Young Democrats of Rhode Island
ACTIONS & EVENTS
MARCH 12 - 3PM
Join R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner as he kicks off our Lobby Day in support of the Reproductive Privacy Act! We have momentum with the historic vote in the Rhode Island House of Representatives and now we need to focus our energy on our friends in the Rhode Island Senate. We will deliver postcards and have conversations with Senators to support this legislation.
RHODE ISLAND COALITION FOR REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM CELEBRATES PASSAGE OF “THE REPRODUCTIVE PRIVACY ACT OF 2019”
RICRF thanks Chairwoman Anastasia Williams, House Leadership and calls on Senate to pass
(Providence, RI) – The Rhode Island Coalition for Reproductive joins Chairwoman Anastasia Williams, and the 71% of Rhode Island resident who support protecting reproductive freedom, in celebrating the passage of the Reproductive Privacy Act. Tonight, the Rhode Island House of Representatives made history, and we are one step closer to protecting access to safe, legal abortion in Rhode Island law no matter what happens at the federal level. We call on the Rhode Island Senate to join their colleagues in the House and bring this legislation to a vote.
The RPA achieves a modest but incredibly important goal - preserving the current legal framework protecting the right to safe, legal abortion as it exists today under Roe v. Wade, subsequent Supreme Court decisions, and Rhode Island law.
Reproductive freedom is under attack like never before. The Trump Administration is radically re-making the federal judiciary, rolling back access to contraception, and undermining comprehensive health care coverage, including reproductive health care. There are at least 15 abortion-related cases just one step away from the Supreme Court. In this environment, it is more important than ever to enact state policies that protect safe, legal abortion.
We thank Speaker Nicholas Mattiello for respecting the will of the overwhelming majority of Rhode Island residents by bringing this legislation to the floor for a robust debate and vote in best traditions of our democracy.
Tonight’s 44-30 vote included 60 percent of all the Democrats in the chamber, 21 of the 26 women in the House, had the support one Republican, Jack Lyle.
In 1993, Chairwoman Anastasia Williams and Representative Edie Ajello voted yes on The Reproductive Health Care Act. Twenty-six years later, because of their leadership and the hard work of countless legislators, advocates and reproductive health care providers, Rhode Island is poised to recognize the right of women to control their own lives and decide their own futures.
We ask the Rhode Island Senate to join their colleagues, pass the Reproductive Privacy Act, and protect this fundamental right.
NEWS & PRESS
Uprise RI (blog)-Mar 15, 2019
The legislation is particularly important for women of color, who are three to four times more likely to die for pregnancy-related reasons than white women.
PROVIDENCE — The state House of Representatives on Thursday approved legislation to protect the legality of abortion in Rhode Island no matter what an increasingly conservative U.S. Supreme Court might do to the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling....
Abortion-rights advocates have in recent days introduced two competing versions of legislation to keep abortion legal in Rhode Island, regardless of what the U.S. Supreme Court might do in the future to the landmark Roe v. Wade decision...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island Democrats might finally have the votes to get the Reproductive Health Care Act to the governor's desk in 2019. A new pro-choice legislative majority and a governor committed to signing abortion protections into state law has many in Rhode Island...
STATE HOUSE – With the backing of more cosponsors than ever before, Rep. Edith H. Ajello and Sen. Gayle L. Goldin are introducing legislation to enshrine the reproductive health care rights protected by Roe v. Wade to defend against threats at the federal level...