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Jun 4
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Feb 4

Reproductive Parity Act

King 5 News Video:

Allen Schauffler talks with Elaine Rose of Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest about two abortion issues: whether insurance companies should be required to cover abortion services and whether parents should be informed if their child under the age of 18 is seeking an abortion.
 
In segment two, he talks to Peggy O’Ban of Human Life Washington, an abortion opponent. He also talks to our Olympia insider, Austin Jenkins, of Public Radio’s Northwest News Network.

Video: http://www.king5.com/news/politics/Inside-Politics-The-abortion-debate-189577661.html

Feb 1

Abortion and Life

A provocative piece that caught my appreciation for the effort to deepen and add complexity to the discussion around abortion.

"a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides. She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her. Always."

So what if abortion ends life? 
I believe that life starts at conception. And it’s never stopped me from being pro-choice
Read the article at: http://www.salon.com/2013/01/23/so_what_if_abortion_ends_life/

Save the Date - Feb 18

Save the Date! Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest & NARAL Pro-Choice Washington will have their WA State Reproductive Health Lobby Day on Feb. 18 in Olympia!!

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Roe v Wade with Sarah Weddington – the attorney who successfully argued the case at the age of 27!

Call for Dr. William Rashbaum and Dr. George Tiller Award Nominations

The deadline is rapidly approaching to submit nominations for esteemed providers. You have less than 2 weeks to help Physicians for Reproductive Choice and Health (PRCH) honor the beloved memory and professional contributions of William K. Rashbaum, MD, and George Tiller, MD. Please nominate those whom you believe carry forward these ideals in their lives and work – Deadline is November 28!

The William K. Rashbaum, MD, Abortion Provider Award is a lifetime achievement award that honors a gifted physician who provides abortions and serves as a mentor for colleagues, residents, and medical students. Awardees are recognized as eminent leaders in the reproductive health care community. Nominate a physician for this award.

The George Tiller, MD, Abortion Provider Award honors a physician who, although in the early stages of his or her career as a provider, has taken significant and courageous action to protect and expand access to abortion in her or his state, or nationally. Awardees are doctors who are currently providing abortions, and who have overcome opposition to remain public advocates for women’s health. Nominate a physician for this award.

Please do not nominate the same person for both awards, although you may re-nominate someone who had been nominated in the past. Nominations for 2013 are due in the PRCH office by midnight EST on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Send completed nomination forms by email (preferred) as a Word document to development@prch.org or by mail to:

PRCH Award Nominations
55 West 39th St., Ste. 1001 
New York, NY 10018

Help PRCH Honor Their Incredible Legacy!

I’m Proud to be a Pro-Choice Volunteer

Every Saturday for the past 2 years I go into my local Planned Parenthood Center and do volunteer work. It’s simple work, like filing, copying, making info packets, replenishing the free condom supply in the lobby, etc. I do this because I care about women, and I care about abortion rights.

Of course some days I don’t want to go in. Maybe it’s sunny outside and I’d rather go to the park. Or more truthfully, my depression is getting the best of me. But, then I think about the people who are using their services and it keeps me going. Maybe someone is going in for a STD or pregnancy test, an abortion, or Plan B medication. These are important health issues that can be very stressful. I’ve been in some of these shoes before and wish it on nobody. It makes me feel good to know that I’m helping these people, even if it’s indirectly. I’m making a difference with Planned Parenthood so they can continue to offer hope, support and services to both women and men.

Plus, it’s a great environment to be in. The people who work there really care. And, they always say “Thank you for coming in today.” Even the doctors who work there appreciate that I chose to spend a few hours every Saturday with them.

If you have been thinking about volunteering, I highly recommend it. It’s a rewarding experience to help your community especially when it’s a cause you deeply care about.

Check out these links to find volunteer opportunities that suit your interests:

The CAIR Project: Work directly with women who are in an abortion crisis by being a hotline volunteer.

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest:Offers a variety of volunteer opportunities and internships.

Pro-Choice Washington (NARAL): Volunteer for an event, letter writing campaign, phone calls and more!

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington congratulates these endorsed, listed and recommended pro-choice winners (*and currently leading candidates):

Statewide Candidates
Governor: Jay Inslee (D)
Attorney General: Bob Ferguson (D)
Insurance Commissioner: Mike Kreidler (D)
State Treasurer: Jim McIntire (D)
Supreme Court, pos. 8: Steve Gonzalez
Supreme Court, pos. 9: Sheryl Gordon McCloud

Legislative Candidates
1st District
    Senate: Rosemary McAuliffe (D)
    House 1: Derek Stanford (D)
    House 2: Luis Moscoso (D)
3rd District
    Senate: Andy Billig (D)
    House 1: Marcus Riccelli (D)
    House 2: Timm Ormsby (D)
5th District
    Senate: Mark Mullet (D)
11th District
    Senate: Bob Hasegawa (D)
    House 1: Zack Hudgins (D)
    House 2: Steve Bergquist (D)
17th District *(currently both leading – too close to call)
    Senate: Tim Probst* (D)
    House 1: Monica Stonier* (D)
19th District
    Senate: Brian Hatfield (D)
    House 1: Dean Takko (D)
    House 2: Brian Blake (D)
21st District
    House 1: Mary Helen Roberts (D)
    House 2: Marko Liias (D)
22nd District
    Senate: Karen Fraser (D)
    House 1: Chris Reykdal (D)
    House 2: Sam Hunt (D)
23rd District
    Senate: Christine Rolfes (D)
    House 1: Sherry Appleton (D)
    House 2: Drew Hansen (D)
24th District
    House 1: Kevin Van De Wege (D)
    House 2: Steve Tharinger (D)
25th District
    House 1: Dawn Morrell (D)
26th District
    House 2: Larry Seaquist (D)
27th District
    Senate: Jeannie Darneille (D)
    House 1: Laurie Jinkins (D)
    House 2: Jake Fey (D)
28th District
    House 2: Tami Green (D)
29th District
    House 1: David Sawyer (D)
    House 2: Steve Kirby (D)
32nd District
    House 1: Cindy Ryu (D)
    House 2: Ruth Kagi (D)
33rd District
    House 1: Tina Orwall (D)
    House 2: Dave Upthegrove (D)
34th District
    House 1: Eileen Cody (D)
    House 2: Joe Fitzgibbon (D)
35th District
    House 1: Kathy Haigh (D)
36th District
    House 1: Reuven Carlyle (D)
    House 2: Gael Tarleton (D)
37th District
    House 1: Sharon Tomiko Santos (D)
    House 2: Eric Pettigrew (D)
38th District
    House 1: John McCoy (D)
    House 2: Mike Sells (D)
40th District
    Senate: Kevin Ranker (D)
    House 1: Kris Lytton (D)
41st District
    House 1: Marcie Maxwell (D)
    House 2: Judy Clibborn (D)
43rd District
    House 1: Jamie Pedersen (D)
    House 2: Frank Chopp (D)
44th District
    House 1: Hans Dunshee (D)
45th District
    House 1: Roger Goodman (D)
    House 2: Larry Springer (D)
46th District
    Senate: David Frockt (D)
    House 1: Gerry Pollet (D)
    House 2: Jessyn Farrell (D)
47th District
    House 2: Pat Sullivan (D)
48th District
    House 1: Ross Hunter (D)
    House 2: Cyrus Habib (D)
49th District
    Senate: Annette Cleveland (D)
    House 1: Sharon Wylie (D)
    House 2: Jim Moeller (D)

Local Candidate
King County Sheriff: John Urquhart

Federal Candidates
President: Barack Obama (D)
U.S. Senate: Maria Cantwell (D)

U.S. Congress
1st District: Suzan DelBene (D)
2nd District: Rick Larsen (D)
6th District: Derek Kilmer (D)
7th District: Jim McDermott (D)
9th District: Adam Smith (D)
10th District: Denny Heck (D)

Thank you for standing up for a pro-choice future!