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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Democratic governor of Rhode Island has signed a bill into law that codifies the “right” to abortion under Roe v. Wade in the state, and allows abortion up to birth to “preserve the health or life” of the mother. “It’s a difficult issue and there are good and principled people on both sides of the issue,” Gov. Gina Raimondo said during the signing on Wednesday night . “But in light of all the uncertainty in Washington, and frankly, around the country in many other states, there is a great deal of anxiety that a woman’s right to healthcare and her right to preserve access reproductive health care is in danger.” H. 5125, also known as the “Reproductive Privacy Act,” passed the Senate 21-17 on Wednesday, followed by a vote in the House of 45-29. “Neither […]

 

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