In a series of tweets in 2019, Bishop Tobin took a strong stance against pro-abortion legislation in Rhode Island. In one tweet he wrote, “The fear of Roe v. Wade being overturned is being used as an excuse, a smoke screen, to expand abortion in RI. Abortion destroys innocent life and exploits vulnerable women. It is a cruel and violent practice. No more abortion in RI.” After urging Democrats to vote against abortion, he reminded Catholic lawmakers in Rhode Island of his track record in dealing with pro-abortion politicians, linking an article from 2009 when he barred pro-abortion Rep. Patrick Kennedy from communion.