Human Life of Washington opposes Gov. Inslee’s signing abortion legislation

Human Life of Washington opposes Gov. Jay Inslee’s signing of Substitute Senate Bill 6219 mandated abortion legislation. SSB 6219 forces all employers, employees, and taxpayers to pay for abortions, whether through abortifacient drugs or surgical abortions. “It is morally reprehensible,” said Esther Ripplinger, Executive Director for Human Life of Washington. “This legislation was politically calculated …

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Washington state bill links abortion coverage with maternity care

Sent to governor for expected signature By Dave Andrusko Back on August 15 , Oregon Right to Life explained that Today Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 3391 into law, solidifying Oregon’s status as the most radically pro-abortion state in America. Abortions must now be covered 100 percent by all insurance policies, without a co-pay …

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Religious representatives “bless” new PPFA abortion clinic in Washington, DC

By Dave Andrusko The last time we wrote about Planned Parenthood moving its Washington, DC abortion clinic, it was to talk about the resistance to PPFA’s determination to move it right next to the Two Rivers Public Charter School! Unfortunately, that grassroots opposition failed and the abortion clinic opened last September. That’s only the half …

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WashPost Launches Hype of ‘Women’s March’ as Huge Inauguration Protest of Trump

By Tim Graham The Washington Post launched a new double standard on the front page on Wednesday. On the top half of the front page came this headline: “Inauguration protest began as a vent: More than 100,000 say they plan to participate in Jan. 21 women’s march.” Liberal protests are more newsworthy than conservative ones. …

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District of Columbia delays vote on assisted suicide until November 1, residents urged to contact their city council member

By Dave Andrusko If there is a common denominator among the barrage of “assisted suicide” initiatives, it is the up-to-its-gills involvement of Compassion and Choices, formerly known as the Hemlock Society. But there is another common thread: where these initiatives have succeed, it is almost always in states with mostly white, even overwhelmingly white, populations. …

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Assisted suicide, up close and personal

A Washington state psychotherapist relates the chilling story of how her disabled client died. By Michael Cook It’s not often that the background to cases of legal assisted suicide emerges. But in the summer newsletter of End of Life Washington, a dying-with-dignity campaigner explains how she counselled someone who wanted to end his life. End …

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Latest data from Washington State—assisted suicide deaths up nearly 32%

Washington State was the second US state to legalise assisted suicide after a ballot initiative. The law commenced in March 2009. By Paul Russell, Executive Director, Hope Australia The latest data release from the Washington Department of Health for the 2015 calendar year highlights and reinforces concerns. This is particularly important for Victorians where a …

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Washington State: Assisted suicide deaths increase by 31.7%. What about the complications?

By Richard Egan Editor’s note. This article was published by Mr. Egan on his blog on August 15, and reposted by the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Washington State’s Death With Dignity Act, based on Oregon’s, came into operation on March 9, 2009. Lethal prescriptions up 22% in one year - more than doubled since 2010 In …

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Washington State assisted deaths increase by 32% in 2015, report reveals

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition According to The Washington State Department of Health 2015 Death with Dignity Act Report, there was a 32% increase in the number of reported assisted deaths-from 126 in 2014 to 166 in 2015. There were also a 21% increase in lethal prescriptions written-up to 213. Out of …

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Washington State Senate panel passes ban on sex-selection abortions

OLYMPIA – A bill banning abortions for sex-selection purposes cleared the Senate Law and Justice Committee Wednesday night and awaits action in the Senate Rules Committee. Calling the practice a true “war on women,” Law and Justice Chair Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, said the bill offers a needed protection for women and society as a …

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Washington State annual report: Assisted suicide deaths continue to rise

By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition In 2014, 126 people reportedly died by assisted suicide in Washington State. This is up by 6% from 119 assisted suicide deaths in 2013 and a 43% increase from 83 assisted suicide deaths in 2012. According to the annual report, there were 176 lethal prescriptions written. They …

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Assisted suicides in Washington state up by 43%

  By Michael Cook Legal assisted suicide deaths in Washington state rose by 43% in 2013, according to an official report. Under the state’s 2008 Death with Dignity Act, adult residents in the state with six months or less to live may request lethal doses of medication from physicians. In 2013, medication was dispensed to …

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