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New Bill Would Increase Access to Emergency Contraception

Sens. Patty Murray, Barbara Boxer, Richard Blumenthal, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker have introduced a bill that would help sexual assault survivors get better access to emergency contraception when they need it most.


Washington's grade on choice-related laws:


Access Fact

56 percent of Washington counties have no abortion provider


Source: Guttmacher Institute

State Affiliate

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington
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Twitter: @ProChoiceWA
Phone: 206.624.1990
Fax: 206.624.4505

Political Info and Laws in Brief


  • Governor Jay Inslee (D) is pro-choice.


  • The Washington House is pro-choice.
  • The Washington Senate is mixed-choice.


Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Washington allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Washington prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.
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Contraceptive Equity

Washington law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
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Emergency Contraception

Washington law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
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Freedom of Choice Act

Washington has an affirmative right to choose in its state law.
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Guaranteed Access to Prescriptions

Washington law requires pharmacies to dispense women's birth-control.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Washington provides low-income women access to abortion.
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Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Washington provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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Protection Against Clinic Violence

Washington law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
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Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Washington restricts post-viability abortion.
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