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February 2, 2015 at 5:47 PM

Abortion foes push parental notification, personhood bills

OLYMPIA — With Democrats in control of the state House and governor’s office, there is little chance serious restrictions on women’s right to abortion will be passed into law this year. Abortion opponents haven’t stopped pushing. Last week, 13 House Republicans introduced a so-called “personhood” bill (HB 1687) that would bestow full constitutional rights to zygotes “at…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State government, State Legislature | Topics: abortion, parental notification, Sen. Mike Padden

January 22, 2015 at 12:33 PM

Cathy McMorris Rodgers still supports anti-abortion bill that Republicans yanked

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane Updated at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 23 with comment from Herrera Beutler: WASHINGTON — The anti-abortion bill yanked from a floor vote in the House Thursday still has the support of the chamber’s highest-ranking Republican woman. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Spokane reiterated her support for the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,”…


Comments | More in Congress, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: abortion, cathy mcmorris rodgers, Jaime Herrera Beutler

June 20, 2014 at 1:23 PM

DelBene challenger Celis downplays personal views on abortion and gay marriage

Republican Pedro Celis is trying to keep the focus on Obamacare and the economy in his bid to unseat first-term Democratic Rep. Suzan DelBene this year. But at a GOP candidate forum Thursday night at an Everett restaurant, Celis was reminded that some conservative Republicans also care deeply about social issues, including abortion and…


Comments | More in 2014 elections, Congress, Congressional races, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: 1st Congressional District, abortion, gay marriage

January 21, 2014 at 3:17 PM

‘March for Life’ rally attracts 4,000 to Capitol

More than 4,000 gathered at the steps of the Capitol for the annual “March for Life” rally. (Photo by Ashley Stewart) OLYMPIA — Thousands showed up to share a pro-life message with lawmakers Tuesday. Holding roses and hoisting signs, more than 4,000 people gathered at the steps of the Capitol for the annual “March for Life”…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: abortion, pro-choice, pro-life

January 15, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Washington state ranks high on abortion rights, both sides agree

Two reports released this week show that both sides of the fierce abortion debate agree on at least one thing: Washington state ranks at the top of the country in abortion rights. NARAL Pro-Choice America placed Washington second on its annual Report Card on Women’s Reproductive Rights, just behind California. The group cited state laws…


Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: abortion, abortion rights, Americans United for Life

January 13, 2014 at 5:16 PM

Insurance coverage for abortions makes quick return in House

Washington state lawmakers didn’t waste any time before revisiting a bill that would require health-insurance plans to include abortion coverage. The Reproductive Parity Act, House Bill 2148, is taking its third swing through the legislature after the Senate Health Care Committee members refused a vote in 2013. The House Health Care and Wellness Committee spent most of…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: abortion, Affordable Care Act, insurance

June 18, 2013 at 5:37 PM

House Republicans pass far-reaching abortion ban

Democrat Suzan DelBene of Medina WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Tuesday approved a nationwide ban on abortions performed after 20 weeks of fertilization, a restriction that abortion rights supporters say violates the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. The measure has no chance of passing the Democratic-majority Senate. The 228-196 vote was the latest effort by conservatives,…


Comments | More in Congress, Politics Northwest | Topics: abortion, Suzan DelBene

February 22, 2013 at 3:20 PM

House passes bill requiring insurance coverage for abortion

By JONATHAN KAMINSKY The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Setting up what promises to be a contentious reckoning in the state Senate, the House on Friday passed a measure requiring that most insurance carriers in the state cover abortions. House Bill 1044 is intended to ensure that insurers continue covering abortions once bureaucratic hurdles for doing so come into…


Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: abortion, insurance, Washington State Legislature

February 14, 2013 at 1:44 PM

State Senate GOP leader predicts gun control, abortion bills will not get floor votes

Updated 3:15 Senate Republican Leader Mark Schoesler said he does not expect floor votes this session on either universal background checks or the abortion measure. “I would rather see our time focused on how we get to a four-year balanced budget, how we reform K-12, what we do about higher education,” Schoesler said in his most definitive…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: abortion, gun control, Mark Schoesler

February 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Marijuana, abortion and workers comp — hot topics for legislators

This week, legislators will address some old topics, such as workers compensation and abortion, and open up some new ones, such as marijuana legalization. Senators could debate three of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus’ worker compensation bills on the floor today. One of the bills is Senate Bill 5128, changing compensation for injured workers. The bill…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: abortion, I-502, marijuana

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