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 which were introduced during this session. We testified in opposition to the bills, noting that they deliberately attempted to chip away at the ability for Rhode Islanders to make their own reproductive choices and that they were flagrantly unconstitutional. Positively, all of these pieces of legislation died in committee.
Anti-Abortion Rights Legislation
Died in Committee