March for Life in Olympia is TOMORROW!

    The 2015 Washington State March for Life is set for Tuesday, January 20 at the State Capitol in Olympia. Details:
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11:55 a.m. – Marching begins from the Winged Victory Monument and then goes for a short distance to fill the Capitol steps.
12:05 p.m. – Speaker presentations begin with the Pledge of Allegiance and Opening Prayer.
   Don’t forget to visit your state legislator after the march/rally. Tip: Apple pie. Remember your manners.
    For updates on some important pro-life legislation (like SB 5026) coming up this session, see below. Can you say, “Brian Hatfield”? I’ve even made it easy for you to call his office. Here’s his direct number: (360) 786-7636. The nice gentleman who answered the phone tells me it’s sunny in Olympia today. 🙂
    If you’re too shy to call, don’t worry. You can read the bill digest and comment online here. Remember your manners again. (Don’t make me use my Mommy voice.)


Employer Abortion Pill Mandate
SB 5026 – Declaring that it is an unfair practice for any employer who provides health insurance to its employees as part of an employee’s benefit package to not include contraceptive coverage as part of the benefit package, to fail to comply with federal rules adopted under the affordable care act relating to the provision of contraceptive coverage, or to discriminate against any employee based on that employee’s use of any reproductive health care service, drug, or device.
Summary: Would require employers in Washington State who the Supreme Court said could not be forced by the federal government to be forced to pay for contraceptives that violate their beliefs, to be forced by the Washington State government to pay for contraceptives that violate their beliefs. Read the bill.
  • Threatens rights of conscience and religious freedom.
  • Threatens federal funding for social services.
  • Doesn’t solve an actual problem.
  • Will lead to costly litigation.
  • Creates hostile business climate for pro-life businesses.

Status SB 5026: Referred to the Senate Law & Justice Committee.

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ACTION: CALL 1 (800) 562-6000
# 1 – Let your Senator know you OPPOSE SB 5026, the Employer Abortion Pill Mandate, because employers should not be forced to pay for contraceptives that violate their beliefs.
# 2 – Is your Senator on this list: Pedersen, Ranker, Keiser, Kohl-Welles, Frockt, Habib, Hobbs, Nelson, Chase, Hatfield, Mullet, McAuliffe, Darneille, Hasegawa, McCoy, Conway, Cleveland, Liias, Jayapal, Billig, Rolfes, Fraser? If so:
Call your Senator’s direct line to let him or her know how deeply disappointed you are about their co-sponsorship of  SB 5026. Your Senator’s direct office number is listed here.
Thanks to our friends at the Family Policy Institute of Washington for providing this info.

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