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Washington Bill Prohibiting Abortion Funding (HB 1002)

This law was last updated on Sep 11, 2018


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Washington

Number

HB 1002

Status

Failed to Pass

Proposed

Jan 9, 2017

Topics

Funding Restrictions for Family Planning, Insurance Coverage

Full Bill Text

lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov

HB 1002 would prohibit the state from providing benefits or services to permit a woman to voluntary terminate her pregnancy unless it was medically necessary.

“Medically necessary” would mean if the life of the woman seeking the abortion was in imminent danger due to a serious physical disorder, illness, or injury if the abortion was not performed.

The bill would prohibit the state from entering into contracts, distributing grants, or directing funds to any organization that provides elective abortions, or is affiliated with any organization that provides abortions or receives consideration from or provides consideration to, directly or indirectly, any organization that provides elective abortions.

The bill defines elective abortion to mean “any abortion that is voluntarily undertaken to induce the termination of a pregnancy, other than an abortion deemed medically necessary by the patient’s primary care physician.”

Insurance Coverage for Abortions

HB 1002 would prohibit health benefit plans offered to public employees from providing elective abortions or purchasing any services from any organization that provides elective abortions, is affiliated, in whole or in part, with any organization that provides elective abortions, or receives consideration from or provides consideration to, directly or indirectly, any organization that provides elective abortions.

Related Legislation

Similar to HB 2754 and HB 2294, both of which failed to pass in 2016.

 


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