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Rhode Island

News & Updates

Sen. Whitehouse Feeling Pressure for Not Opposing Boggs

Our letter to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse about anti-choice judicial nominee Michael Boggs urged the senator to reconsider his position.

We Urge Sen. Whitehouse to Reconsider Position on Boggs

In a letter to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, we expressed disappointment in the senator's decision to support anti-choice judicial nominee Michael Boggs' and urged him to reconsider his position.

Grade

Rhode Island's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

80 percent of Rhode Island counties have no abortion provider

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) is pro-choice.

Legislature

  • The Rhode Island House is mixed-choice.
  • The Rhode Island Senate is anti-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Ban

Rhode Island has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion.
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Biased Counseling

Rhode Island law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

Rhode Island restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals and has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law that restricts insurance coverage of abortion for all individuals.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Rhode Island allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Rhode Island restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Rhode Island law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Rhode Island subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Contraceptive Equity

Rhode Island law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Rhode Island provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Rhode Island restricts post-viability abortion.
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