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Reproductive choice has just been dealt a blow by next month's retirement of Supreme Court justice Kennedy. A moderate, he has voted to uphold reproductive freedom for women. Now, President Trump, who has vowed to eliminate abortion, is expected to nominate a new justice from a carefully chosen list of anti-choice candidates. And the majority party in Congress is expected to rush the vetting process to a vote before the mid-term elections in the Fall.
We need to mobilize here in Rhode Island, where the leadership in the General Assembly refused to vote on the Reproductive Health Care Act, which would ensure that abortion remain legal should Roe v. Wade be overturned.
Tonight the Woman Project and other reproductive freedom groups will be gathering at the State House at 8:30 p.m. to ask that the legislature reconvene in special session to vote on the RHCA. Please join us if you can!
If you can't, please use your voice or your "pen" to contact your legislator and request a special session.