Planned Parenthood Ignores Mandates, Begs for Medical Supplies Meant for COVID-19 Relief

In a truly stunning turn of events, Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics have gone from refusing to comply with state directives to halt elective abortions –intended to ensure masks, gloves and manpower are available to deal with COVID-19 – to actively soliciting donations for the same medical supplies that are in short supply, so that their own abortion businesses can continue providing abortions without hindrance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, unequivocally – it doesn’t matter what your opinion on abortion is. We should all agree that combatting COVID-19 is of significantly higher priority than keeping abortion clinics open to perform elective abortions.

Masks and gloves should be reserved for those saving lives on the front line combatting a highly-contagious disease – not to be used to take life at an abortion clinic.

We have asked several times now. Governor Inslee, why are abortion clinics still allowed to operate and perform elective procedures in Washington State? Now that we understand the motives of the abortion industry during COVID-19, and their selfish desires to remain in operation while the rest of the medical industry struggles to keep up with the demand for medical supplies, we have a mandate to respond.

We are going to battle on this issue. If Governor Inslee and others choose to continue ignoring the horrible and immoral positions Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics are putting our nation in by competing for already scarce resources, this issue will end up in court. We must ensure that our doctors, nurses, and front-line healthcare workers have what they need to take care of people who are sick and dying.

Will you make a commitment to help us prepare for this battle?

As we have been told so many times, time is of the essence in fighting COVID-19. The abortion industry shouldn’t be allowed to interfere with that effort – regardless of how ideologically-inclined some in authority may be towards them. This is an issue of life and death – literally.

Inslee Cancels All Elective Surgeries and Procedures, Except for Abortions

In an effort to combat COVID-19, aside from mandating “social distancing,” Gov. Jay Inslee’s administration issued a directive requiring all medical and dental offices to cancel elective health care services, procedures and surgeries “that are not anticipated to cause harm to the patient within the next three months,” in order to preserve needed medical supplies for those who are fighting the virus.

I understood why this was necessary and still do. But what I do not understand is why his directive specifically and explicitly exempts abortion clinics.

Politics aside, up until this point, I had been relatively impressed with the way Washington’s governor had handled this health crisis in a nonpartisan manner in our state and with the Trump Administration. He made difficult decisions early, and was forced to make those unpopular decisions before any other states had done so. And it appears that the growth of the disease in Washington has, to this point, not followed the trend of massive spread that has been seen in other parts of the world.

But to issue this mandate and exempt abortion clinics from it shows that he appears more serious about protecting political agendas than he is in containing this disease. I hope that I’m wrong.

I’ll say it bluntly – regardless of your opinion towards abortion, COVID-19 is a far greater threat to human health than a closed abortion clinic. Hospitals need masks and gloves to handle COVID-19 cases more than abortion clinics need them to pull terminated children from the womb.

Banning elective healthcare procedures and prohibiting church services during a time of national emergency are tough decisions. But if they’re going to be enacted, they should be enacted in all circumstances – not just ones that suit a political agenda. I’m having a hard time believing that church meetings are dangerous for health and disease transmission but operating an abortion clinic is not.

Please click here to contact Governor Inslee and ask why elective abortions can still be performed while all other elective procedures have been canceled.

In the meantime, please continue to do everything you can to keep your families healthy and safe.

Thank you for your quick action!

Coronavirus and Our Future: What is Next?

COVID-19. At this point, it’s almost all you hear about on the news. It’s a serious health issue here in Washington State – and it affects some of the most vulnerable people in our society. It’s worthy of our attention and our concern.

If you’re like me, you’ve received dozens of emails from stores, churches, restaurants, and the like explaining what they’re doing to combat the illness. While some of them have chosen to close down altogether, most of them have chosen to deep clean, disinfect, and remain, cautiously, at your service.

These stores and restaurants are protecting you and your family from a threat that you cannot see, hear, or taste. And that’s actually what FPIW is doing, too.

But we aren’t fighting against disease or infection (though we have disinfected our office) – we’re fighting to protecting you from apathy, distraction, and political agendas being pushed as a result of the public’s rightful preoccupation with COVID-19.

I’m not saying that the coronavirus isn’t worthy of our attention – it is. But there are other things that must be watched, too.  

Last week, our Democrat-controlled legislature passed, in the wee hours of the morning, a highly-controversial “SeXXX Education Reform” package. That package, once signed by Governor Jay Inslee, will mean that school children will be learning about sex, genitals, gender identity, and sexual orientation next school year.

While many thousands of concerned Washington parents showed up to oppose the bill, it received almost no attention in the media. Too many parents still don’t know what their children will be facing next year.

Thankfully, this battle isn’t over – we’ve joined with allied groups to file for an initiative to repeal the SeXXX Education Bill, which means we have roughly three months to compile 129,000 signatures to push this issue onto the ballot. We will need your help.

They radical progressives and leftists didn’t stop pushing their agenda just because the public was preoccupied by the coronavirus – in fact, if anything, they did the opposite. They saw an opportunity to impose their agenda and they took it.

My point is this: our political opponents, the ones that will be endorsed by Planned Parenthood, are still running for office this fall. The groups who oppose life, marriage, religious liberty, and parental rights are still going to spend money to advocate against the candidates who support those foundational principles. Radical activists in Hollywood aren’t going to stop investing their money in progressive advocacy groups like the ACLU simply because the stock market is down. Their world isn’t going to stop spinning because of the coronavirus.

If we want to see our culture move in a direction that protects and promotes respect for the constitution, free speech, and limited government, we cannot withdraw or retreat, or become tight-fisted. We have to compete. We have to invest in the future we want to see. We have to push ahead.

If we allow apathy to set in and our side doesn’t turn out to advocate on the issues that matter or show up to vote – if fear motivates them to stay home – conservatives could lose major ground nationwide.

We can exercise caution and still be engaged in creating a world that we are proud to leave to our children. Together, we can protect and preserve the things we care most about, and we must – because the alternative is unacceptable.

SeXXX Education Rally Defies Fear and Brings Thousands Together to Protect Children

Just a few hours before thousands of parents and child-advocates were scheduled to rally in opposition to SB 5395, the SeXXX Education bill, outside the Washington State Capitol on Wednesday, Governor Jay Inslee announced a ban of assemblies of more than 250 people.

But word wasn’t delivered until after nearly 3,000 people had gathered on the Capitol Steps to ask the Governor to VETO this dangerous legislation.

Dozens of schools, churches, and events in Washington State have already responded to Governor Jay Inslee’s blockade ban on meetings of more than 250 people, and more certainly will by the weekend. And while we join others in advocating for hygienic habits and safe practices in regard to crowds and vulnerable populations, we cannot allow the fear to keep us from engaging in government at such a critical time.

Leftist politicians aren’t allowing the coronavirus to stop them from forcing bad legislation ahead while the public is distracted, and we can’t take a day off from fighting them on it.

The present majority-ruling party in our state government has given us no reason to trust their word or judgment on much, if anything. We most certainly can’t trust them to protect the innocence of our children!

The curriculum the OSPI intends to impose on our children, through the passage of HB5395, recommends that fourth graders learn the meanings of words like “clitoris” and “ejaculate.” Another teaches kindergarteners proper names and slang terms for female and male genitalia – along with their sexual function – and then has them use Post-It notes to identify those parts on fellow students.

This bill is dangerous, plain and simple.

If you haven’t already, please call the Governor’s office and ask the governor to VETO Senate Bill 5395. Thousands have already called, emailed, and shown up in person – please add your name to the list.

In the interest of full disclosure, Governor Inslee is widely expected to defy parents and sign this bill – despite outcry from concerned parents. If this happens, we will continue to fight through the implementation phase and ensure that Washington parents have all the information they need to keep their children safe from public school sexual indoctrination.

If you are concerned about this effort and want to support FPIW’s work to prevent leftist sexual ideas from being taught in public school classrooms, please consider pitching in to help us reach more parents. A few dollars makes a big difference.

2020 Legislative Session Begins, FPIW First-Round Legislative Agenda Announced

The 2020 legislative session officially kicked off in Olympia this week. Because this is an even-numbered year session, we’ll have a limited amount of time to play both offense and defense on the proposals that will affect you and your family every day here in the Evergreen State.

With bills continuing to drop on a daily basis and in rapid succession into the hopper, we wanted to give you an early look at some of the priority bills we’ll be advocating for and against during this year’s 60-day legislative session. We are committed to providing updates to our legislative agenda as more bills are filed, and we’ll be updating our bill tracker (link) as well, so you can stay up-to-date on each of these bills’ progress.

Our team here at FPIW will be at the Capitol in Olympia every week of the session to keep an eye on these bills,” said Mark Miloscia, FPIW Executive Director and former member of the Washington Senate and House. “With a shortened timeframe, we expect legislators in the majorities to try and cram some of these items through quickly and quietly.”

With your active participation,” he added, “we’re confident that we can make progress on issues of life, marriage, religious liberty, parental rights, and Christian social justice.”

Here is our early list of bills to watch:

Support

HB 1560: Prohibition of dismemberment abortions (Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick)

HB 1526: Prohibition of abortion once a fetus can feel pain, at 20 weeks (Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden)

HB 2201: Prohibiting biological males from competing against biological females in female-only sports (Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick)

HB 1525: Requiring reporting of Potassium Chloride or Digoxin in abortions (Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden)

Oppose

SB 5395: Aiming to complete comprehensive sex education (CSE) reform, allowing Planned Parenthood in as the main provider; curricula would encourage sexual experimentation, affirm gender fluidity and same-sex attraction, and teach children how to correctly ask for sex. Similar bills also filed: SB 6175 | HB 2184 | HB 1407

SB 5744: Legalization of underage prostitution; decriminalizing prostitution is not a good idea generally, but especially not for minors. Arrests for underage prostitution often lead to rehabilitation and reunification with families. Similar bills also filed: HB 1775

SB 5683: Universal government visitation rights; would allow government the right to interfere in healthy parent/child relationships under certain conditions. Similar bills also filed: HB 1771

HB 1783: Creating the Office of Equity; intended to create policies that mandate race-based quotas and in decision making at every level of government, in education, and in business.

SB 5142: Forcing Sexism and Gender-based ideology into business; would require corporations to fulfill a quote of “self-identified females” on their board or directors or face a fine of up to $300,000.

SB 6037: Would require every public company listed on a stock exchange to meet certain biological and racial quotas within their board of directors.

It’s never too early to start emailing to your legislators (click here to find our who your legislators are) or you can call the legislative hotline to be connected to their offices directly, toll-free: (800) 562-6000.

If you want to get involved on a deeper level advocating in the legislative process and learning how to navigate your state government, register for one of FPIW’s Olympia 101 courses happening now through mid-March!

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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, family members, fellow congregants, and social media spheres.

Urgent Opportunity

You can make a difference! Washington State is seeking YOUR opinion. This is the chance to let officials know how you feel about K-12 Comprehensive Sex Education. Please pass this information along to anyone who is interested in preventing State Mandated Sex Health in K-8 grades. Let’s work together to keep local curriculum control in our School District and School Boards.

  1. Please do the survey on comprehensive sex education. Suggested answers can be found here.
  1. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction contracted a study with the Washington State Board of Health to provide a Health Impact Review that is designed to assist in the passage of the mandatory Sex Education Bill. However, we feel this report is flawed and the results are not valid. Overall, since there is limited data available about the extent to which public schools are in compliance with current law, as well as limited information about which, and how many students are currently receiving comprehensive sexual health education in Washington, this Health Impact Review cannot estimate how many additional students would receive comprehensive sexual health education as a result of ESSB 5395. Therefore, this HIR also cannot estimate the potential magnitude of impact on health outcomes, including changes in the rate of sexually transmitted infections or teen pregnancies. Therefore, reach out to your School Superintendent, School Board Members, Local County Commissioners, City Council Members, PTA members, and other concerned community members. Raise the alarm – school boards, legislators, and parents should not simply accept the Health Impact Review.
  1. Study the Contrast Between Comprehensive Sex Education and Sexual Risk Avoidance Education if you would like more information in responding to the statewide survey.

Your opinion still matters and you can make your voice heard without leaving your computer. Please read through the material provided by Teen-Aid, take OSPI’s survey, and pass the information along to friends and family members. We stopped Comprehensive Sex Education once; if we continue to stand together, we can do it again.

 

Christians Not Welcome! Speaker selection sends wrong message about Democratic Party

The Washington State House Democratic Caucus made a bold statement, and history, in recent weeks in choosing

Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-27

Rep Laurie Jinkins (D-Tacoma) to be the first woman, and first lesbian Speaker of the House. She replaced long-time serving (20 years) Speaker Frank Chopp who was recently pushed out mid-term in an unprecedented maneuver by the growing number of radical leftists taking over the Democratic Party here in Washington and across the country.

Chopp, once known as one of the most liberal Democrats legislators, has increasingly been seen as too “conservative” and “pragmatic” (ie negotiates with conservatives and Christians) by the newer, more radical Democrats. Rep Jinkins, more liberal and with a much higher intersectionality score will officially become Speaker when the House votes next year.

Jinkins, as an elected official and colleague was always professional, of good humor, and kind to me, despite my being the only pro-life and pro-traditional family Democrat serving in the House eight years ago. However, she was and remains a tireless and vocal champion for implementing radial abortion, sexual orientation and gender ideology (SOGI) policies as a legislator and previously as an activist. She has stopped bipartisan efforts to find common ground between Christians and the radical feminists and SOGI groups and activists.

For example, Rep Jinkins killed a bipartisan gay conversion therapy bill which passed the Senate a few years ago.  With her leadership, the Legislature later passed a much more radical bill effectively makes it a firing offense for therapists to teach a child with homosexual feelings to be abstinent, deleted Biology 101 regarding male and female, and suppresses Christian speech.  When victims of sexual abuse tried to appeal to her to not allow biological men in girls’ and women’s bathrooms and lockers rooms, she refused to hear them and literally shut the door in their face.  The Democratic Party used to champion 1st Amendment rights—not anymore!

Between the election of two uncompromising SOGI champions, Tina Podlodowski as Democratic State Party two years ago, and Rep Jinkins as Speaker of the House, the Democratic Party has signaled its complete rejection of Christians. The Democratic Party used to be a place where Evangelical Christians, Catholics, Mormons, and many faithful Christians had a Party that could represent them and supports them for office. Not anymore.

Despite LOUDLY proclaiming their record diversity, they now have officially blacklisted Christians from their “big tent” party. This used to be known as hatred and bigotry, but they have essentially pushed 35% of the state into a deplorable category that makes us either unmentionable and invisible; or demonized and persecuted. And they call President Trump a bigot?!?

Unless Christians start evangelizing, hearts will never be changed, and we can never expect to see faithful Christians elected as a Democrats in WA State again. With the majority Democratic Caucuses now having zero faithful Christians in their midst, their legislative policies are becoming an existential threat to Christians.

We pray for Speaker-designate Jinkins’ success, and for a miracle. However, we do not expect her or the Democratic Party to make any attempt at reaching out to Christians for negotiations or compromises or considerations when it comes to dealing with us and our concerns on life, family, children, and the growing religious bigotry.

Their path seems firmly fixed on first stigmatizing, then destroying faithful Churches, Christians, and businesses that hold true to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in this state.

Even worse, we expect her as Speaker to lead the charge to pass policies that will marginalize and ultimately destroy life, family, children and religious believers in Washington. While there are and have been LGBT legislators who Christians can work with, Rep Jinkins is not one of them.

Pray for us, and help us unite Christians as we prepare to stop the encroaching darkness that is being pushed forward by the new radical Democratic Party and Legislature.

How to Stop Seattle from Dying: Faith!

Despite politicians taxing billions more for government education, homeless, and human service programs, it is evident that KOMO 4  Eric Johnson’s TV report was correct, “Seattle is Dying.” Emotionally, mentally, physically, and especially spiritually, Seattle is dying with no solutions in sight.

The leaders and opinionmakers who run Seattle and this state continue to blame the “usual” suspects (racism, men, insufficient taxes, inequality, capitalism, Republicans, and Trump) for their failures. Meanwhile, heads firmly in the sand, they continue to be blind to the real root cause for Seattle’s slow suicide–its abandonment of Christian values and God.

History and science are clear when one embraces a faith centered on chaste marriages, families, and children while prioritizing virtues and work, civilizations prosper. When one adopts a 60’s Woodstock or ancient pagan culture of sexual promiscuity, drugs, and vices, while debasing children, families, and marriages, civilizations die.

Following Europe’s lead, Seattle and the Democratic Party have fully abandoned the Christianity of their fathers and mothers which gave men and woman purpose, virtues, family, and children. These values made Seattle, and America great! Unfortunately, today’s leaders have adopted a secular, libertine culture that is determined to destroy children and marriages, while persecuting faithful Christians—we’ve replaced virtues with vices!

Welcome to Seattle!  No month better illustrates Seattle’s rejection of Christianity and God and its adoption of post-Christian and post-American values than the activities and celebrations occurring in June.

From Drag Queen Story Hour library readings designed to sexualize young children (what next, Porn Star or Exotic Dancer Story Hour?), to rainbow flags and sexually infused festivities, Seattle’s bohemian rhapsody of cultural events ends with Washington State’s largest parade on Sunday, June 30th.

At Seattle’s Pride Parade, hundreds of thousands of adults and children walk amidst nudity, immorality, sexuality, and shocking costumes and props. As the crowd’s cheer, dance, and worship the “Golden Calf” of adult and child sexual promiscuity and licentious, Seattle’s celebration of the rejection of Christian norms and the promotion of modern paganism is fully on display for all to see. And the band played on in Seattle, as pride goes before destruction!

Why any faithful believer would “pridefully” attend or even worse bring children to this un-American, anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-family event is beyond me!

Not satisfied with only one parade celebrating Seattle’s anti-Christian values, we now have January’s “Womxn’s March.” Here, the sexual libertine community has joined with the pink, p***y hatted, anti-male feminists to promote both the eradication of motherhood/fatherhood and male/female and also the destruction of unborn and born babies.

It is no coincidence that Seattle is hostile to faithful Christians—it is one of America’s most unchurched cities and the hate is increasing here and across our country! Christians routinely face social and economic indoctrination, discrimination, and persecution and are regularly fired or blacklisted from jobs and gov’t agencies.

Being called “bigots” orhomophobic” or “haters”  is now the norm, as faithful Christians and Christian leaning states are now treated as the equivalent to Nazis and the KKK by everyone from Democratic presidential candidates to social media companies to almost everyone in Hollywood.

Sunday, June 30th should be a day of worship, faith, and family. Let us heed Bishop Tobin of Providence, RI when he warned Christians to avoid the sinful Pride celebrations that are contrary to faith and morals and especially harmful to children. Instead, let’s gather our children and fill our places of worship as we ought, and pray for our lost leaders, neighbors, and communities.

God will change hearts and minds when Christians publicly and prophetically share the truth of what is good and moral for Seattle and all humanity—so Christians must act! When faith, family, marriage, and children are embraced and sin rejected, only then will Seattle truly live and prosper!