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Abortion bill a threat to religious liberty, federal funds

Bishops support spending for farmworker housing, toxic chemicals ban, parental notification for abortions. The Washington State House of Representatives’ Health and Wellness Committee held a hearing on Jan. 31 regarding legislation that would make Washington the first state to require insurance plans that cover maternity care to also cover abortions.

Life issues, safety-net top legislative agenda

With a $2 billion deficit looming, the state’s bishops advocate for the poor, vulnerable and unborn Defeating legislation that would mandate abortion coverage in health insurance plans and preserving funding for safety-net services will be top priorities for the bishops of Washington state during the 105-day state legislative session, which…