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Tag Archives: Reproductive Rights

VICTORY! Washington State Senate finally passes the Keep Our Care Act

Excerpt: Senate Bill 5241 would "ensure hospital mergers and acquisitions don’t restrict patients’ access to critical health care, such as end-of-life, reproductive and gender-affirming care." 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Healthcare, Legislative Advocacy, Policy Topics
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Minnesota’s Peggy Flanagan keynotes Saturday breakfast at 2023 Oregon Summit

Excerpt: Read NPI's recap of the Saturday morning plenary of the 2023 Oregon Summit, with Labor Commissioner Christina Stephenson, Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, and Treasurer Tobias Read.
Written by:Seth Boun
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Right wing looking for a way to defeat Ohio reproductive rights constitutional amendment

Excerpt: The Buckeye State will vote November 7th on Issue 1, an amendment to the Ohio Constitution which proclaims: “Every individual has a right to make and carry out one’s own reproductive rights.” The decisions include contraception, fertility treatment, continuing one’s own pregnancy, miscarriage and abortion.”
Written by:Joel Connelly
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Oregon Republicans flee the Capitol to block gun safety and reproductive justice bills

Excerpt: Republicans in Oregon are once again holding up the business of the Oregon State Legislature by refusing to show up for work, which is preventing the Senate from taking up critical gun safety and reproductive justice bills.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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VICTORY! My Health, My Data Act heads to Governor Inslee after House concurrence vote

Excerpt: By a vote of 57-40, the House voted to concur in the Senate amendments to House Bill 1155, prime sponsored by Representative Vandana Slatter (D‑48th District: Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Medina, the Points communities).
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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