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Rhode Island Interstate Abortion Bill (H 7735)

This law was last updated on Sep 6, 2018

This law is Anti–Choice


Rhode Island


H 7735


Failed to Pass


Feb 28, 2018


Primary Sponsors: 5
Total Sponsors: 5


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 Rhode Island law requires a minor seeking an abortion to provide consent, along with consent from 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 that such minor obtain an abortion without the consent or consents required by law would be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, be subject to imprisonment for up to five years, and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

Related Legislation

Companion bill to S 2791.