Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Political scene: Many factors led to House passage of abortion-rights bill

Political scientist Wendy Schiller comments on last week's vote to protect the legality of abortion in Rhode Island. "By even giving this bill a hearing, much less bringing it to the House floor, Speaker Mattiello is acknowledging the changing dynamics on abortion both inside the Democratic Party in Rhode Island but the state more generally."

March 11, 2019 The Providence Journal