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Tag Archives: Reproductive Rights

NPI urges Senate to advance constitutional amendment to protect reproductive freedom

Excerpt: Read NPI's founder's remarks in support of Senate Joint Resolution 8202, a proposed constitutional amendment which declares that "the state shall not deny or interfere with an individual's reproductive freedom decisions."
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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More than three in five Washington voters support Patty Murray and Kim Schrier’s Let Doctors Provide Reproductive Health Care Act

Excerpt: 62% of 782 likely Washington State voters surveyed October 19th-20th, 2022 for NPI by Public Policy Polling said they supported Senator Patty Murray and U.S. Representative Kim Schrier's Let Doctors Provide Reproductive Health Care Act (H.R. 8650 in the House and S.4723 in the Senate).
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Most voters in Washington say they would be “much less likely” to support a candidate who favors a federal or state abortion ban

Excerpt: A total of 57% of 782 respondents surveyed said they would be less likely to support a candidate who favors a ban (50% much less likely, 7% somewhat), while 22% said they would be more likely (17% much more likely, 5% somewhat).
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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University of Idaho warns its staff: Promoting reproductive healthcare could be a felony

Excerpt: On Friday, September 23rd, the University of Idaho sent a warning to employees Friday that promoting abortion or contraception while on the job could be a felony. 
Written by:Rich Erwin
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House votes to affirm right to contraception with Rodgers and Republicans in opposition

Excerpt: The Right to Contraception Act drew unanimous support from House Democrats. Opposition came from 195 House Republicans, led by Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington (5th District). Eight Republican lawmakers backed the measure while two Republicans voted “Present.”
Written by:Joel Connelly
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The dishonesty of the Dobbs majority

Excerpt: "More than a gutting of reproductive rights and women's rights, Dobbs is a breach of trust," attorney Cat Williams writes in this guest post for NPI's Cascadia Advocate.
Written by:Cat Williams
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Washington voters want a state constitutional amendment to protect reproductive freedom

Excerpt: 63% of likely 2022 Washington State voters interviewed June 1st-2nd, 2022 were supportive of a constitutional amendment to defend reproductive freedom, with only 28% opposed. 8% said they were not sure.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Patty Murray, Kim Schrier release new ads in wake of Alito court’s Dobbs decision

Excerpt: In the spots, Murray and Schrier speak directly to voters in a single take, emphasizing that they are unequivocally committed to reproductive rights, while noting that their opponents are not.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Alito court overturns Roe v. Wade, allowing states to criminalize reproductive rights

Excerpt: In an extreme decision, the United States Supreme Court has gutted almost fifty years of precedent and removed recognition of an important right supported by a majority of Americans.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Reagan Dunn votes against reproductive rights as Democrats vow to make abortion care an issue in the 2022 midterms

Excerpt: If you missed the movie “Twister,” watch what Dunn, who is challenging Representative Kim Schrier, says and does on reproductive rights. His mother, the late United States Representative Jennifer Dunn, who retired in 2004, was a Reagan Republican, but pro-choice.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Joe Manchin joins Republicans to defeat Women’s Health Protection Act in U.S. Senate

Excerpt: The bill, known as the Women's Health Protection Act, had been expected to get filibustered. Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer staged the vote anyway to put Republicans on record as opposed to reproductive rights
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Distract and distort: Republicans declare Alito Court the victim after anti-Roe draft leaks

Excerpt: The extreme right wing has moved quickly to distract and distort in the wake of Politico's publication of Samuel Alito's draft opinion holding that the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision was egregiously wrong.
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts admits that leaked Alito draft is authentic

Excerpt: A draft of a majority opinion overturning the United States Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision from 1973 and leaked to Politico is authentic, Chief Justice John Roberts has admitted in a statement released by the Court.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Draft of opinion overturning Roe v. Wade leaks out of the United States Supreme Court

Excerpt: Authored by Samuel Alito, one of George W. Bush's two Supreme Court appointees, the draft declares that "Roe was egregiously wrong from the start" and "the decision has had damaging consequences."
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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