Sen. Bridget Valverde

Equality in Abortion Coverage Act becomes law in Rhode Island

BY: - May 18, 2023

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Dan McKee signed the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act into law Thursday after weeks of testimony and debate in the General Assembly. The law lifts a 40-year old prohibition on using state Medicaid money and state employee health insurance to fund abortion care. “I’m happy to be here to sign this legislation […]

Testimony in favor of Equality in Abortion Coverage Act dominates Senate committee hearing

BY: - May 9, 2023

PROVIDENCE — Norine Duncan said she never worked as a political activist before retirement from her career as a librarian at Brown University.  Nonetheless, she felt it important to speak in favor of a bill expanding abortion care coverage in Rhode Island before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday evening. “This bill is really a matter […]