“For too long we have allowed the right to abortion to be pushed out of reach.
We are taking a stand.” Stephanie Moniz, Media Fellow, TWP
On the 47th anniversary of Roe being enacted, activists called on RI lawmakers to close gaps in access to truly protect the right to abortion! We’ve kept hearing from activists, lawmakers and reporters that people did not know we had state laws in place that take away health coverage for abortion for state workers and medicaid recipients. They are shocked. They are angry. They say that it isn’t right. Well, we agree. So let’s do something about it!
The Womxn Project is proud to work with Senator Bridget Valverde and Representative Liana Cassar to advance legislation to make the right to abortion real for all Rhode Islanders and to ensure access to care for all. On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a statement by The Womxn Project launches a campaign to pass legislation to get rid of bans on health coverage for abortion in Rhode Island.
The ability to seek a health care service should not be predicated on where your benefits come from, how much money you make or where you live. We are proud to work with Representative Liana Cassar and Senator Bridget Valverde to advance the “Equity in Abortion Coverage Act”, a bill that will get rid of harmful bans on health coverage for Medicaid benefits and state employees.
We have to make sure that when someone needs an abortion that they can afford to get one. Whether it’s public or private, health insurance should cover services that allow us to manage our health, and care for our families.” Sen. Bridget Valverde
We must protect the right to abortion and ensure true access to affordable, compassionate care for all Rhode Islanders…Right now, there are people for whom there is a barrier to access to abortion solely as a result of their insurance coverage. Access to safe, legal abortion includes economic access. Disproportionately, this economic barrier to access impacts poor women and women of color.” Rep. Liana Cassar
On January 2nd, 39 US Senators and 168 US Representatives signed a brief urging the Supreme Court to reconsider Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that secured the legal right to abortion. The right to abortion continuously is under attack at the national level.” Rep. Liana Cassar
It is way past time that we take action to make sure that when a person needs to end a pregnancy, they will have access to safe medical care. Let us honor Roe and make the promise of a right to abortion real for more Rhode Islanders.