Action Needed: Support Senate Bill 5320

Senate Bill 5320 requiring parental notification when a minor is seeking an abortion is being heard in the Senate Law & Justice Committee this Thursday at 10 AM.

Please take the time to learn about this important bill and issue, then call the members of the Law & Justice Committee urging them to pass it out of committee and onto the floor for a full Senate vote.  If you can be in Olympia on Thursday to testify or just show your support for this important pro-life and pro-family bill that would be great as well.

The American College of Pediatricians writes strongly in favor of parental notification:

>There is professional consensus that adolescents have a real need for adult guidance, ideally that of their parents, in decision-making.
> For purposes of consent… abortion should be treated as any other medical or surgical procedure.
> When caring parents are involved in their teen’s pregnancy, they can help their daughter think about her pregnancy and consider her options.
>Parental involvement encourages the correct view of family.

>Parental notification prior to an adolescent’s abortion provides increased protection against sexual exploitation of minors by adult men.
>Read the entire white paper here.

Call each member of the committee urging them to pass SB 5320 out of committee:

Padden, Mike (R)
Chair
106 Irv Newhouse Building (360) 786-7606
O’Ban, Steve (R)
Vice Chair
102 Irv Newhouse Building (360) 786-7654
Pedersen, Jamie (D)
Ranking Minority Member
235 John A. Cherberg Building (360) 786-7628
Angel, Jan (R) 203 Irv Newhouse Building (360) 786-7650
Darneille, Jeannie (D) 237 John A. Cherberg Building (360) 786-7652
Frockt, David (D) 227 John A. Cherberg Building (360) 786-7690
Wilson, Lynda (R) 110 Irv Newhouse Building (360) 786-7632

Email each committee member directly urging them to pass SB 5320 out of Committee:

Member Email
Chairman Mike Padden Mike.Padden@leg.wa.gov
Vice-Chair Steve O’Ban Steve.OBan@leg.wa.gov
Ranking Minor Member Jamie Pedersen Jamie.Pedersen@leg.wa.gov
Jan Angel Jan.Angel@leg.wa.gov
Jeannie Darneille J.Darneille@leg.wa.gov
David Frockt David.Frockt@leg.wa.gov
Lynda Wilson Lynda.Wilson@leg.wa.gov

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Call the Legislative Hotline and leave a message for your own Senator at 1-800-562-6000.

Leave comments on the bill directly at the Legislative Website: https://app.leg.wa.gov/pbc/bill//5320

Come to Olympia and testify in support of SB 5320 on Thursday January 26th at 10AM.

Pray that this important legislation comes to the floor of the Senate for a vote.

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