On Wednesday, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed the Reproductive Privacy Act into law, allowing late-term abortions on unborn babies, including part-birth and dismemberment abortions.
According to the Christian Post, the bill states, “Neither the state, or any of its agencies, or political subdivisions shall restrict an individual person from preventing, commencing, continuing, or terminating that individual’s pregnancy prior to fetal viability.” The bill states that late-term abortions are only allowed when necessary if the mother’s life or health is at risk.
The Catholic governor claimed signing the bill shortly after it was approved by the Rhode Island General Assembly was the “right thing to do.”
“When this bill becomes law, women and their families across Rhode Island will be free from the fear that the reproductive health care they need today will be illegal tomorrow,” Raimundo said. “We owe this certainty to every Rhode Island woman – and the bill before me today provides exactly that.”
LifeNews called into question the broad term of “health” of the mother, which could qualify for any situation. And, Barth Bracy, executive director of the Rhode Island Right to Life Committee, called the new legislation a “New York-style abortion expansion bill.”
“These powers and principalities of the General Assembly have now completely revealed themselves as the architects and actors behind this extreme abortion expansion, all the while continuing the pretense that they are pro-life…a historic and monstrous betrayal,” a statement from the nonprofit said.
Although the governor believes the majority of Rhode Islanders supported the bill, Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser disagrees.
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Source: Christian Headlines