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.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Washington prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.
Washington law improves women's access to emergency contraception (EC).
Freedom of Choice Act
Washington has an affirmative right to choose in its state law.
Guaranteed Access to Prescriptions
Washington law requires pharmacies to dispense women's birth-control.
Insurance Coverage for Contraception
Washington law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Washington provides low-income women access to abortion.
Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Washington provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
Protection Against Clinic Violence
Washington law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from blockades and violence.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
Washington restricts post-viability abortion.