HOSPITAL MERGERS: A BREWING STORM

By Thalia Syracopoulos, Co-President of Seattle NOW and a PSARA member In February 2012, Swedish Medical Center and Providence Health Systems of WA formed an “affiliation,” which potentially changed the availability of reproductive and end-of-life health care access. The only publicly announced change was that elective terminations of pregnancy...

Legislative Alerts for WA

The Wa State Legislature has completed its first week of the session. Legislative Alert for January 19, 2014 Top Action of the Week: Support the Prohibition on the Sexual Orientation Change Therapy Bill HB 2451 will be heard on Wednesday January 22, 2013. This bill provides a definition of...

Not So Good News from NARAL

I wanted to let you know that we’ve heard back from the Nebraska Commission on Judicial Qualifications. They have decided not to investigate Peter Bataillon, the judge who denied a 16-year-old woman’s request for judicial approval for an abortion and instead, before even hearing her case, admonished her that...