In 2019, the Rhode Island Legislature passed the Reproductive Privacy Act, which ensured that the tenets of Roe v. Wade were codified into state law and that safe, legal abortion access was protected for all Rhode Islanders. However, the importance of this legislation – and continued advocacy around abortion rights – is especially clear in light of the slew of anti-choice bills introduced during this session. We testified in opposition to the bills, noting that they deliberately were attempting to chip away at the ability for Rhode Islanders to make their own reproductive choices and that they were flagrantly unconstitutional. 

Status

Held for Further Study

Session

2021

Position

Oppose