Anti-abortion activists to keep fighting abortion rights law
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An anti-abortion group is saying it will appeal a decision by a Rhode Island Superior Court judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s abortion rights law passed this summer.
The lawsuit was filed in June on behalf of Catholics for Life and other anti-abortion activists. They argued the law violates the state Constitution, which they said doesn’t guarantee the right to privacy for a woman seeking an abortion.
The Providence Journal reports that after Judge Melissa Darigan dismissed the lawsuit Wednesday, an attorney for the anti-abortion activists tweeted she plans to appeal the decision to the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
The Reproductive Privacy Act — signed into law by Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo in June — codifies the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling into state law.