Fight for Life

Fight for Life

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Special Thanks To National Organizations

A very special thank you to The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) for investing so much of their resources in stopping SB 6452, a bill that would have done great damage to the life saving mission of pregnancy help organizations in Washington State.

Also, we recognize the efforts of Care Net and Alliance Defense Fund for their contritutions as well.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Another Good Sign

A legislative memo that lists the status of bills in the legislative process stated today that SB 6452 is dead. HOWEVER, this does not mean that we are completely out of the woods and the bill could resurface.  But it is a good sign. Remain vigilant and keep praying.

Friday, January 22, 2010


TODAY, we are grateful that the Senate Health and Long Term Care Committee made the decision to table an amendment to SB 6452 during executive session. Although the bill appears dead at this time, a procedural move could put the bill back in play. Therefore, we have people in Olympia actively monitoring legislative activities.

The Senators thanked the over 100 supporters of pregnancy support organizations who attended this meeting for participating in the governmental process regarding SB 6452.

What happened at this executive session was an excellent example of how the legislative system works.

We want to thank the following members of the Health and Long Term Care Committee for listening to our concerns and ideas:
  • Senator Karen Keiser, Chair  (360) 786-7664
  • Senator Rosa Franklin, President Pro Tempore  (360)  786-7656
  • Senator Cheryl Pfulg, Republican Deputy Leader  (360) 786-7608
  • Senator Randi Becker  (360)  786 7602
  • Senator Darlene Fairley   (360) 786-7662
  • Senator Chris Marr, Majority Whip  (360) 786-7610
  • Senator Ed Murray, Majority Caucus Chair  (360) 786-7628
  • Senator Linda Evans Parlette, Republican Caucus Chair  (360) 786-7622
Please call or email the members of the Health and Long Term Care Committee to thank them for understanding how important it was -- to hundreds of thousands of supporters of pregnancy help organizations in Washington State -- that SB 6452 was stopped.

THANK YOU to all of you who have been praying and supporting our efforts. While not everyone could be here in Olympia, everyone who cared about this issue had a part in stopping SB 6452.

IMPORTANT:  The bill could be resurrected anytime during the legislative session; therefore, we will continue to monitor this bill carefully and will update this blog often.