To the Editor:
Recently, a postcard with a photo of my family started showing up in mailboxes around Warwick, specifically in Senate District 29. It was important for me to take action because activists have been working for decades to pass legislation to protect the right to abortion in our state. The Reproductive Health Care Act (S 152A) is a rejection of the Trump-Pence agenda to undermine women’s rights and withhold the right to make our own decisions. It makes sure that even if the Supreme Court overturns Roe that in Rhode Island our people will have the right to seek safe, legal abortion care.
The momentum behind this bill is growing. We are lucky in Warwick to have Senator Erin Lynch Prata and Senator Mark McKenney who have both pledged their support for passing the RHCA as is with no amendments. Senator Mike McCaffrey stated support for codifying Roe in the past but has yet to support the RHCA. That is what this bill does. We need him to come through on his commitment.
As a fellow resident of Warwick, I urge you to reach out to him at (401) 739-7576. Ask him to do all he can as Senate Majority Leader to bring S. 152A to the floor for a vote with no amendments and to fulfill his campaign promise. No more delays!