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NARAL Pro-Choice Washington frequently generates and comments on news and events relating to reproductive rights and health. Read our latest statements and commentary on the issues that matter to Washington women and families.

 
Latest Press Releases
June 30, 2014
The Supreme Court's Ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Amounts To Discrimination Against Women
March 3, 2014
With no official Senate hearing scheduled for the RPA, Senate Democratic leaders have taken the lead in working to educate their colleagues on Washington’s shifting health care landscape.
February 5, 2014
Pressure Mounts for Senators Rodney Tom and Steve Litzow in the State Senate
January 13, 2014
Passage of the Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage of Comprehensive Reproductive Healthcare Increasingly Urgent in Washington State’s Evolving Healthcare Landscape
 
Latest Choice in the News
July 10, 2014
If you really want to do something about Hobby Lobby, work to defeat candidates for the Washington State legislature who use Hobby Lobby logic. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington Executive Director Rachel Berkson & former Seattle City Councilmember Judy Nicastro weigh in on how to fight back.
The Stranger | Rachel Berkson & Judy Nicastro
June 30, 2014
“We believe in an individual’s religious liberty, of course, but we also don't believe in discrimination against women,” said Rachel Berkson.
KIROtv.com | Essex Porter
April 9, 2014
Megan Burbank, a spokesperson at NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, told RH Reality Check that NARAL and other coalition members are currently reviewing the policies. She said the coalition has compiled a checklist of information about what services are offered that should be included in hospital policy disclosures. “Right now what we’re doing is using our checklist in comparison to the policies that have been released to see what measures up,” she said. “If our checklist had been used initially as an organizing principle to make sure that the policies addressed each point, we wouldn’t have this confusion.”
RH Reality Check | Teddy Wilson
March 28, 2014
Rachel Berkson, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, previously told RH Reality Check that the push for disclosure requirements are motivated by concerns about the ethical religious directives of religiously affiliated hospitals. “These directives are set by Catholic Bishops,” said Berkson. “These policies prevent access to contraception, reproductive health care, end-of-life care, and there are issues surrounding the treatment of LGBT families.”
RH Reality Check | Teddy Wilson
March 18, 2014
" 'Transparency is great, but our concern has to do with access. It’s a step in the right direction, but we don’t think it addresses the multifaceted nature of the problem,' said Megan Burbank, communications director of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington."
The Puget Sound Business Journal | Atia Musazay
 
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