Photo Courtesy Governor's Office - A new educational garden has opened on the Washington State Capitol campus that teaches visitors the value of birds, butterflies and bees that support thousands of species of plants and food crops.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 3:58 pm
West Coast states launch commitment to reproductive freedom, standing united on protecting abortion access
California, Oregon and Washington will continue to be a safe haven for all people seeking abortions and other reproductive health care services in these states.
UPDATE: The day after the West Coast states announcement, Gov. Jay Inslee held a press conference with Democratic legislators last Friday at the Capitol. Information updated below.
Thursday, June 24
The governors of California, Oregon and Washington today issued a Multi-State Commitment to defend access to reproductive health care, including abortion and contraceptives, and committed to protecting patients and doctors against efforts by other states to export their abortion bans to our states.
This Multi-State Commitment affirms the governors' commitment in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's unprecedented decision to strip away a constitutional right that has been in place for half a century, leaving abortion regulation to the states. The sweeping decision means that for patients in more than half the country, home to 33.6 million women, abortion care is illegal or inaccessible.