BIG NEWS FROM LAST WEEK!
- As you know, there is a coordinated attack by extremists to try to take away access to mifepristone, one of the two pills used in the most common form of medication abortion. On Friday, the Supreme Court upheld the stay halting blocks on mifepristone. What does that mean? Well the FDA approval will be upheld and none of the hold restrictions will be reinstated as the cases continue to move through the lower courts. access and restrictions for mifepristone. Click here for the full update.
- We are still cheering about the passage of the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act out of the House Judiciary committee last week. WOO HOO! This is a huge step forward. The bill now heads to the floor – THIS THURSDAY, April 27th. Click here to let us know you would like to join us to watch this important moment and show your support to keep this important bill moving and get it enacted this year!
Whether you can be in the gallery for the vote or not, YOU CAN HELP GET THE EACA PASSED by making a quick call and sending an email to your member of the House!
- Click here to find out who represents you.
- Make a call: “Hello. I am a Rhode Island voter and your constituent. I am urging you to vote YES on H5006, the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act when it comes to the House floor next week.”
- Send a short email: “Hello. As your constituent, I am writing to urge you to please support H5006, the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act when it comes to the House floor next week. This bill is an important part of truly protecting the right to abortion in our state. It is also critical to continuing to improve health equity and close gaps in care. Vote yes on this important bill. Thank you.”
A right is not real if people can’t afford an abortion when they need it OR if they don’t have all the options for care! Let’s get the EACA passed this year! We will continue to speak out and show up to do all we can to ensure that when someone needs an abortion that they can get it with compassion and without judgment or barriers. We will never stop speaking out, showing up and caring for ourselves and our communities! Thank you for being in it with us.