New Rhode Island Bill Would Protect the Right to Abortion in Rhode Island
A majority of Rhode Islanders support the right to abortion. State lawmakers have an opportunity to listen and affirm that right in 2019 by passing the Reproductive Health Care Act.
(Providence, RI) – Statement by The Womxn Project (TWP) on the pre-filing of the Reproductive Health Care Act (RHCA), which would affirm the right to abortion in the state of Rhode Island:
“Even if someone does not believe they would seek an abortion, poll after poll affirms that people believe it should be a personal decision we should each make based on our own beliefs and circumstances with the support of trusted loved ones by our side. In fact, more than 70% of Rhode Islander voters say that they support the right to abortion. The problem is that access is being threatened.
Whether it is the lack of availability of care, restrictions that put up barriers or the threat of Roe v. Wade being overturned by the Supreme Court, the ability of each person to make their own decision about pregnancy, parenting and abortion is truly under attack.
At The Womxn Project, we believe that people should be able to get an abortion without barriers or judgment. This is not about politics. It is about our health and the ability to control our own futures. That is why we are thrilled to see that State Senator Gayle Goldin and State Representative Edith Ajello just pre-filed the Reproductive Health Care Act(RHCA), a bill to ensure that when someone in our state needs an abortion that they have the right to get one.
It is not enough to fight back attempts to take away access to abortion. We need to draw the line and take this important proactive step. We need to make it clear that in Rhode Island we should all have the ability to manage our health, plan our families and control our futures. We urge Rhode Island lawmakers to pay attention to the strong support for this common sense measure and vote the Reproductive Health Care Act through THIS YEAR!”
Jordan Hevenor and Jocelyn Foye are available for interview by request.