Entries by Chris Plante

Tell the State About Sex Ed

Believe it or not, the Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction – often referred to as OSPI – wants your opinion on Sex Education in our State.  Family Policy Institute of Washington thinks taking OSPI’s survey is one of the best and most important uses of your time this week.

Our friends at Teen-Aid have created the following message, with resource links for each of us to use in taking OSPI’s survey and passing it along to our friends,

Prevailing Through Prayer

On Monday, April 1, about two thousand family, life, and Christian social-justice champions descended on Olympia for “Prevailing By Prayer,” one last rally and citizen-lobbying day of the 2019 Legislative Session.  Special thanks go to the Slavic community for making up about three-quarters of the crowd on this important day.  Several champion legislators encouraged and implored the crowd to stand for their values and make their voices heard before time runs out on this session. 

Senator Mark Miloscia to Head FPIW

State Senator Mark Miloscia to Be Family Policy Institute of

Washington’s Next Executive Director

“Family Policy Institute of Washington is thrilled to announce that State Senator Mark Miloscia has agreed to lead the organization into the next decade,” stated Family Policy Institute of Washington’s founder and board chairman Larry Sundquist.

“I am honored to be joining this effort and organization.  FPIW has long been recognized as one of our state’s leading organizations in developing public policy,

A Good Week at the Supreme Court

This is the last week for the justices of the US Supreme Court to issue opinions on cases that were argued this term.  Two cases we’ve been watching closely, beside the already issued Masterpiece Cakes, are NIFLA v. Becerra and the disposition of Barronelle Stutzman’s case in Arlene’s Flowers.   Yesterday and today the Court issued good decisions on both.

On Monday, in the wake of Masterpiece,

Which World Will You Choose?

Last Wednesday’s hearing on Senate Bill 5320 (Viewable here on TWV), parental notification in cases of a minor seeking an abortion, was relatively staid affair where opponents of parental notification argued that, while a minor cannot get a tattoo, visit a tanning salon, nor drink or smoke legally, and while parental consent is needed for every other simple medical procedure or exam, somehow teenage girls in crisis should be trusted to make their own medical decisions about their pregnancy.

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.