Did you see that earlier today Governor McKee made a public commitment to getting the ban on health coverage for abortion out of the state budget and to getting the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act passed? This is HUGE news and would never have happened without all of you. We pushed and called and emailed and rallied and much more and now our elected officials are taking action. WE DID THIS, but we need to keep it up! You can click here to read our full statement.
We thank the governor for making this commitment. We need to stay on him and make sure that he comes through on these commitments. We also need to ensure EVERY CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR OFFICE in Rhode Island needs to know that we will show up on day one and every day of the 2023 session until we get the bill enacted. We are not waiting anymore.
It is way past time to get rid of discriminatory bans on health coverage for abortion and truly protect the right to abortion. Abortion bans cause real harm. We urge the governor to come through on this commitment to get bans out of the budget and we are putting every candidate for office on notice. NO MORE DELAYS!
P.S. We will have materials and support. Our team will be there. And we will debut and give away a special NEW campaign t-shirt! So join us on Tuesday, January 3rd for day one of the 2023 session! Together, WE WILL PASS THE EACA!