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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Planned Parenthood asks you to support three upcoming bills in RI General Assembly

Stand up for reproductive rights
By Craig R. O’Connor | Director of Public Policy and Government Relations

Image result for stand up for reproductive justiceToday, please send a message in support of women's health care to your State Representative.

Click HERE to send your message now!

On Tuesday, March 7, three important bills are up for a hearing before the House Committee on Corporations.

They are:


Image may contain: textHouse Bill 5486 (sponsored by Rep. Katherine Kazarian) defines contraception as a preventive health care service  not subject to patient cost-sharing, similar to the rule under the Affordable Care Act, and allows full-year prescriptions for birth control.

House Bill 5530 (sponsored by Representative Moira Walsh) would repeal the antiquated and offensive marriage requirement from Rhode Island’s health insurance mandate for coverage of infertility services. 

House Bill 5435 will repeal the anti-union prohibition on state employee’s health insurance covering abortion services. 

These are three concrete ways Rhode Island can stand up against the radical right-wing agenda of President Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.

It has never been more important to raise our voices in support of reproductive freedom!

Thank you!