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NOT IN OUR STATE: Keep your abortion restrictions out of RI Public

**Abortion Restriction Hearing in House Judiciary Committee**

Join the RI Coalition for Reproductive Justice and PPSNE as we raise our voices against five dangerous abortion restriction bills being heard together in the RI House Judiciary committee. We know these bills will do nothing to help empower Rhode Island women to plan their families nor help women prevent unintended pregnancies. Rhode Island already receives a D+ grade from NARAL and has some of the most stringent abortion laws on the books in New England.

We NEED your help to fill the hearing room, to testify as a Rhode Island voter - and your presence as a supporter of reproductive justice! If you can’t join us for the hearing, contact your state legislators (sos.ri.gov/vic) and let them know that is enough is enough, these bills don’t belong in the Ocean State and we should invest in family planning programs, not restrictive policies that come between a woman, her physician and her private medical decisions.

The bills being heard are available online on the RIGA website at: http://status.rilin.state.ri.us/documents/agenda-9409.aspx and include egregious legislation that would:

• Mandate through state statute that a woman undergo an ultrasound prior to having an abortion
• Create a medically unnecessary 24 hour wait period prior to having an abortion
• Attempt to apply personhood rights to a fetus
• Create stringent criminal and civil penalties against abortion providers who don’t comply with the ultrasound or wait period laws
• Create additional laws around late term abortions which are already in place on the federal level

Together we can stand up and say Not in Our State! Help us tell lawmakers that Rhode Island cares about reproductive justice and we wont' stand for abortion restrictions in the Ocean State.

**Meet us in the RI State House, 3rd Floor, Hearing Room 313**

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    A former member

    I'm going to try to make it to this.

    May 4, 2013

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