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Rhode Island Sex-Selection Abortion Ban (H 7764)

This law was last updated on Jun 29, 2016

This law is Anti–Choice


Rhode Island


H 7764


Failed to Pass


Feb 26, 2016


Primary Sponsors: 5
Total Sponsors: 5


Sex- or Race-Selective Bans

Full Bill Text

H 7764 would prohibit a person from performing or attempting to perform an abortion with the knowledge that the pregnant woman is seeking the abortion solely on account of the sex of the “unborn child.”

Any physician who intentionally violates this provision would be considered to have engaged in unprofessional conduct, and his/her license would be subject to suspension or revocation by the State Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline.

Any woman upon whom the unlawful abortion was performed, the father of the “unborn child,” or the grandparent of the unborn child may maintain action against the person who performed the abortion for damages. They may also maintain a cause of action for injunctive relief against the person who performed the abortion.


Companion bill to S 2612.

Similar to H 7383 and S 2376, both of which failed to pass in 2014.