Bills to Watch During the 2020 Legislative Session

Support:

-Transparency in Reproductive Health (New, based on SB5966) Partnering with Human Life of WA, FPIW supports requiring women seeking an abortion to receive full-information as to the potential side-effects & consequences of abortion based on Science Matters in Abortion Related Matters (SMART).

-Relating to the Prohibition of Certain Types of Abortions (HB1560) prohibits abortion procedures that result in the bodily dismemberment, crushing, or human vivisection of the unborn child.

-Reporting to DOH the Use of Potassium Chloride or Digoxin in Abortion (HB1525) Recognizing the unalienable rights of the unborn child, will track when either of the chemicals lists is used in abortion.

-Pain-Capable Abortion Act (HB1526) By eight weeks after conception the unborn child reacts to touch; by twenty weeks the child reacts to what adults would call pain.  The state has a compelling interest in protecting the lives of unborn children from the stage at which substantial medical evidence indicates they are capable of feeling pain.

Oppose:

-Forcing Abortion to be Covered in Student Health Plans (HB2252/SB6129)  This bill forces all student health plans to include abortion coverage if they provide maternity care coverage.

-Creating a Study Committee on Human Genome Editing (HB2273)  This bill established a committee to study the pros and cons of allowing human genome editing within WA State.