Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

Although politicians and judges across the country won’t stop attacking reproductive freedom, voters overwhelmingly want to protect and expand access to abortion in Rhode Island. This past election proved abortion is a winning issue — Rhode Islanders want to see the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA) become law.

A recent poll of Rhode Island voters, conducted by the national firm Impact Research, found that two-thirds support the EACA. We are in the majority — now, we call on our champions to take bold, immediate action to pass the EACA and help ensure equitable access to abortion.

Key Findings

7 in 10 voters — including 62% of Independents and 57% of Catholics — believe abortion should be legal in most cases.

Two-thirds of Rhode Island voters support passing the EACA (66% support, 28% oppose, 5% undecided)

69% of voters support each of the individual components of the policy:

  • Adding abortion coverage to our state’s Medicaid program
  • Eliminating bans on abortion coverage from state employees health insurance plans

72% agree that Rhode Islanders enrolled in Medicaid should receive the same coverage for abortion care as those using private health insurance.

The percentage of voters who strongly support the EACA (50%) is more than double those who strongly oppose (19%)

Without insurance coverage for abortion, many Rhode Islanders can’t access abortion care — even though the right is protected in state law.

The message is clear. Voters want to see policies that will eliminate barriers to abortion access in Rhode Island so everyone can get the care they need and deserve.

The findings highlighted above are based on the results of a combined telephone and text-to-web survey conducted by Impact Research from August 5-11, 2022, among N=603 registered voters in Rhode Island. Seventy-nine percent of all interviews were conducted on cell phones. The results are subject to a margin of error of ±4.0 percentage points. This polling was supported and funded by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England.



This website uses cookies

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors use cookies and other tools to collect, store, monitor, and analyze information about your interaction with our site to improve performance, analyze your use of our sites and assist in our marketing efforts. You may opt out of the use of these cookies and other tools at any time by visiting Cookie Settings. By clicking “Allow All Cookies” you consent to our collection and use of such data, and our Terms of Use. For more information, see our Privacy Notice.

Cookie Settings

Planned Parenthood cares about your data privacy. We and our third-party vendors, use cookies, pixels, and other tracking technologies to collect, store, monitor, and process certain information about you when you access and use our services, read our emails, or otherwise engage with us. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences, or your device. We use that information to make the site work, analyze performance and traffic on our website, to provide a more personalized web experience, and assist in our marketing efforts. We also share information with our social media, advertising, and analytics partners. You can change your default settings according to your preference. You cannot opt-out of our Necessary Cookies as they are deployed to ensure the proper functioning of our website (such as prompting the cookie banner and remembering your settings, to log into your account, to redirect you when you log out, etc.). For more information, please see our Privacy Notice.



We use online advertising to promote our mission and help constituents find our services. Marketing pixels help us measure the success of our campaigns.



We use qualitative data, including session replay, to learn about your user experience and improve our products and services.



We use web analytics to help us understand user engagement with our website, trends, and overall reach of our products.