More than 30 groups have come together to form a statewide campaign to leverage their collective strength to push for the passage of the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act in 2022.
It is often said that together we are strong. We know this is true. Look what we have accomplished together over the past few years. We passed the RPA. We led an effort to push for transparency in our state legislative process. We have shown up time and again to stand up for our values and stand with our amazing partners.
The Equality in Abortion Coverage Act would address the harmful bans on health coverage for abortion, but lawmakers continue to drag their feet in spite of huge public support. That’s why today, The Womxn Project is thrilled to join more than 30 organizations from across the state to announce the launch of a statewide campaign aimed at pushing for passage of EACA this year.
The Campaign for Equal Abortion Coverage is committed to leveraging our collective strength. Together, we are educating, organizing and mobilizing our networks in order to get rid of the arbitrary and archaic limitations on health coverage for abortion.
- Our state employee health plans cover about 32,000 Rhode Islanders – at least half of whom could become pregnant.
- The state Medicaid program covers close to 20,000 women of child-bearing age. These folks are denied benefits if they need an abortion.
We are urging swift passage of the EACA in 2022 – and we will not stop until we see this through. Speak out with us!
Right now, we have a system that allows for the right to abortion to be taken away from people based on their income or the type of insurance that they use. This is not right – and given the fact that we know women of color are more likely to use Medicaid benefits, it is downright discriminatory. We are proud to join this exciting campaign and do something about it!
Campaign for Equal Abortion Coverage members:
ACLU of Rhode Island
Alpert Medical School Medical Students For Choice
American Academy of Pediatrics, Rhode Island Chapter
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Amnesty International, RI Chapter
Black Lives Matter, PAC
Brown College Democrats
Brown University’s Department of Family Medicine
The College Dems of Rhode Island
The College Democrats at Roger Williams
Economic Policy Institute
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders
Haus of Codec
House of Hope CDC
Latino Policy Institute
LBGTQ Action RI
League of Women Voters, RI Chapter
OLOC-RI- Old Lesbians Organizing for Change
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Physicians for a National Health Program – RI Chapter
Providence Democratic Socialists of America
Reproductive Health Access Project RI
Rhode Island Academy of Family Physicians
Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Rhode Island Democratic Women’s Caucus
Rhode Island Healthcare Access and Affordability Partnership
Rhode Island Medical Society
Rhode Island National Organization for Women (RI NOW)
Rhode Island Working Families Party
South County Huddle
The Womxn Project
Unitarian Universalist Church of South County- Social Justice Team
Women’s Fund of Rhode Island