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Rhode Island Pro-Life Legislation Tracker

Unsafe Spotlight

AUL’s public records request, under the Rhode Island Access to Public Records Act, Rhode Island Gen. Laws §38-2-1 et seq., to the Rhode Island Department of Health revealed that the department has only visited abortion businesses four times in the past 10 years, each time in order to investigate a public complaint or because a facility moved locations. There is no scope mentioned, just a quick sentence on each that states, “No deficiencies were identified.” Abortion businesses in Rhode Island lack oversight.

DATE RANGE: 2012–2017

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