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Washington ‘Women’s Right to Know Act’ (SB 5966)

This law was last updated on May 28, 2019


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Washington

Number

SB 5966

Status

Proposed

Proposed

Feb 22, 2019

Sponsors

Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1

Topics

Informed Consent

Full Bill Text

lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov

SB 5966 would establish a pregnant person’s right to be fully informed about abortions and the potential risks associated with abortions.

The bill declares that pregnant people have the right to know about:

  • Abortion methods and associated medical risks;
  • Possible adverse psychological effects of abortion;
  • Potential harms to the fetus should an abortion go wrong;
  • Medical benefits and risks of carrying a pregnancy to term;
  • Probable gestational age of the fetus at the time the abortion is performed;
  • Public and private agencies and services available to assist a person through pregnancy, childbirth, and raising a child; and
  • Adoption services.

The state would be prohibited from discriminating against the exercise of these rights.


Latest Action

2/22/19 – Introduced; referred to Senate Health & Long Term Care Committee.

 


People

Primary Sponsor