From Naral Pro-Choice Washington
Huge news for women’s health! At a press conference this afternoon, pro-choice champions Rep. Eileen Cody, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, Sen. Karen Keiser, and community members announced new legislation requiring all health insurance policies sold in Washington that cover maternity care to cover abortion care. The Reproductive Parity Act will help ensure fairness, equity and choice for all Washington women.
Speak out in support of the Reproductive Parity Act!"This bill is about ensuring that all Washington women have health insurance coverage that includes the full range of reproductive health care options, including abortion," said Rep. Cody, the prime House sponsor of this bill. "As we implement the federal health care reform law, we need to ensure that we have no erosion of our existing laws in Washington that protect women's reproductive rights.” (Sen. Steve Hobbs is sponsoring companion legislation in the Senate