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Rhode Island


Rhode Island's grade on choice-related laws:


Access Fact

80 percent of Rhode Island counties have no abortion clinic


Source: Guttmacher Institute

Political Info and Laws in Brief


  • Governor Gina Raimondo (D) is pro-choice.


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


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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Insurance Coverage for Contraception

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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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Rhode Island restricts post-viability abortion.
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