Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Lincoln Chafee (I) is pro-choice.
- The Rhode Island House is mixed-choice.
- The Rhode Island Senate is anti-choice.
Rhode Island has an unconstitutional and unenforceable criminal ban on abortion.
Rhode Island law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements.
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.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Rhode Island allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Rhode Island restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
Rhode Island law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Rhode Island subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
Rhode Island law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Rhode Island provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
Rhode Island restricts post-viability abortion.