By Steve Ahlquist on March 31, 2017
We need legislation to ensure access to reproductive rights, and those opposed to abortion for religious reasons know this. For those opposed to reproductive rights, this may be their best opportunity to strike.
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By Steve Ahlquist on February 22, 2017
The extreme, misleading histrionics of the anti-choice right are attempts to obfuscate the issue, and if they truly want to conduct “a respectful public debate” then perhaps they should start by being respectful.
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, Health Care, Religion, Reproductive Rights, State House, Women | Tagged Bernard Healey, david bennett, Dinesh D'Souza, donald trump, Evan Shanley, Joseph McNamara, justin katz, Kermit Gosnell, Medicaid, mike stenhouse, Milo Yiannopoulos, Planned Parenthood, ri center for freedom and prosperity, RI Right to Life, Roe. v. Wade, Supreme Court, The RI Catholic, Warwick Beacon | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on February 20, 2017
Wild statements from the Providence Catholic Diocese, RI Right to Life and Republican leaders in the RI General Assembly have forced three state reps to issue a statement calling out the misinformation.
Posted in Civil Rights, Featured, Health Care, News, Reproductive Rights, State House, Women | Tagged barth bracy, Bernard Healey, david bennett, Edie Ajello, Evan Stanley, House Health Education and Welfare Committee, Joseph McNamara, Kermit Gosnell, Planned Parenthood, Republican Party, Rhode Island Catholic, RI General Assembl, RI Right to Life, Roe. v. Wade, Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on February 2, 2017
“We cannot be free if we do not own our bodies.”
Posted in Activism, Featured, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women | Tagged barth bracy, Bernard Healey, Brown University, Craig O’Connor, donald trump, Edie Aiello, Edie Ajello, gayle goldin, global gag rule, Grace Engleman, Neil Gorsuch, Raymond Johnston Jr, Rhode Island Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, RI Right to Life, Robert Douglas Spencer, Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, Sarah Mack | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on July 16, 2015
Since Pope Francis isn’t coming to Rhode Island, RI Future is going to the Pope. To do that, we’re running a GoFundMe campaign to secure the $1000 I’ll need to cover train travel, food, lodging and other expenses. Over the course of five days, from September 23-27, I’ll be in Washington DC, New York City and Philadelphia, covering the Pope’s visit in my unique way.
By Steve Ahlquist on June 17, 2015
What does the new language mean? At bottom, any non-religious employer, as defined by the IRS, that elects to not include abortion coverage in their employee health plan, must allow employees to opt out of the company plan, and select any other plan, paying any additional costs out of pocket.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Featured, Health Care, International News, National News, News, Religion, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Women | Tagged Arthur Corvese, barth bracy, Bernard Healey, Doe v. Burwell, Edie Ajello, healthsource ri, hobby lobby, John DeSimone, Nicholas Mattiello, Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, Raymond Gallison, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, RFRA | 3 Responses