Bill to Stop Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Introduced in WA Legislature

 

State Representative David Taylor has introduced a bill that aims to restrict public funding for elective abortions.

HB 2294, which has 20 co-sponsors, states that, while “every individual possesses a fundamental right of privacy with respect to personal reproductive decisions,” that the state “may not provide benefits or services to permit a woman to voluntarily terminate her pregnancy, except when the abortion is medically necessary.”

The bill does not not limit the ability for anyone to receive an abortion, but limits the state’s ability to use taxpayer funding to pay for them.

This effort comes on the heels of uncovered legal and ethical concerns regarding abortion-providing facilities, such as Planned Parenthood, which accepted over $500 million in taxpayer funding in 2014.

Washingtonians are urged to call their State Representatives to share their thoughts on HB 2294.   You can call your legislators through the legislative hotline at 1-800-562-6000.

You can email your legislators about this or any other issue here.

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2 replies
  1. Melissa
    Melissa says:

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention! I will be sure to contact my legislators, urgently asking them to block his and any legislation that could interfere with a woman’s ability (financially or otherwise) to make her own private medical choices about reproductive health.

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  1. […] H.B. 2294: This bill, championed by Representative David Taylor (R-15th), stops taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood, which received over $500 MILLION of your money in 2014. […]

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