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Rhode Island Interstate Abortion Bill (H 5710)

This law was last updated on Mar 2, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice


Rhode Island


H 5710




Feb 27, 2019


Primary Sponsors: 3
Co-sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 4


Parental Involvement

Full Bill Text

H 7735 would make the practice of aiding a minor in the process of getting an abortion a civil and criminal offense..

Current state law requires a minor seeking an abortion to provide informed consent, along with the consent of one parent or guardian, or a court order.

The bill would prohibit a person from intentionally causing, aiding, or assisting a minor in obtaining an abortion without the consents required by law.

Any person except for a minor who violates this provision would be civilly liable to the minor and to the person or persons required to give the consent.

Any person who knowingly transports a minor across a state line with the intent of obtaining an abortion without the consent or consents required by law would be guilty of a felony and be subject to imprisonment for up to five years, and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

Related Legislation

Identical to H 7735/S 2791, which failed to pass in 2018.

Latest Action

2/27/19 – Introduced; referred to the House Judiciary Committee.