Governor Jay Inslee, others discuss the overturning of Roe v Wade on Saturday

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Governor Jay Inslee held a press conference along with other Washington legislators Saturday morning to discuss new policies being placed to strengthen access and support for abortion patients.

On Friday, SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, a landmark court case that now puts abortion rights in the hands of states.

Some of the measures Inslee and others discussed include the following:

  • Pursuing a constitutional amendment that solidifies the right of choice in Washington.
  • An executive order that directs the Washington State Patrol to refuse cooperation with investigatory requests related to abortion that come from agencies in states that don’t allow abortion.
  • $1 million in emergency funds to better ensure reproductive care clinics in Washington state can provide care to every patient who walks through their doors.
  • Ensuring hospital mergers don’t result in erosion of access to abortion care, particularly in rural areas.
  • Increased protection and safeguards involving patient data.

Inslee launched a multi-state commitment with Oregon Governor Kate Brown and California Governor Gavin Newsome to be safe havens for all people seeking abortions and other reproductive healthcare.

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