Activism Guide

Enraged About All the New Anti-Abortion Laws? Here's How You Can Help.

While Washington abortion laws are relatively strong, the fight is far from over.

05/23/2019 By Sam Jones

Women's Wellness

The Future of Healthcare Is Female

Ten reasons to be optimistic about women’s health in Washington state.

02/26/2019 By Madeline Ostrander Photography by Amber Fouts

That Washington

Worried About Roe v. Wade? Abortion Rights Are Safe in Washington for Now

Abortion rights have been protected in Washington state since November 1991.

07/03/2018 By Hayat Norimine


Women’s Rights are Under Attack—But What Else is New?

Legal Voice director Lisa Stone on this week's Supreme Court ruling against women's reproductive rights.

07/02/2014 By Lisa Stone


Hobby Lobby Contraception Case Sets Devastating Precedent

Supreme Court rules against women's right to contraception.

06/30/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

State Supreme Court

Supreme Court Decision on Religious Freedom: Lefty Advocates Say They're "Pleased"

As the Washington state Supreme Court rules that employers are obligated to accommodate employees' religious practices, the reproductive rights group Legal Voice says they support the decision.

05/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Wednesday Jolt: Half of Insurance Plans In State Exchange So Far Won't Cover Abortion

According to reproductive rights groups, five of the ten health-care companies that have filed to provide health insurance on the state's health exchange would exclude or severely restrict coverage for abortion.

05/22/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

The C is for Crank

Obama vs. Women's Health, Again

The Obama administration fights efforts to make emergency contraception available over the counter to women of all ages.

05/02/2013 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: Justice for the Jailed and a Homesteading Hoedown

Today's picks for civic nerds.

02/07/2013 By Katie Vincent


The State Senate Is Waging a War On Workers. Is a War on Women Next?

Former state representative Brendan Williams asks: With the state senate already waging a war on workers, is the war on women next?

01/28/2013 By Brendan Williams


Wednesday Jolt: McKenna Loses It

Republican gubernatorial candidate and AG Rob McKenna tells a woman with a question about reproductive rights to "get a job."

04/25/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

The C is for Crank

The Arguments Against the Reproductive Parity Bill

The anti-abortion contingent speaks out against the state reproductive parity act.

02/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Murray: GOP Policies, Statements "Insulting to Women"

US Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), tells MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell that recent statements and policy decisions by Republicans---including a house committee chair who refused to allow a single woman to testify in favor of contraceptive coverage---were "insulting t

02/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Women Silenced at US House Hearing on Contraception Access

House Republicans refuse to allow even one woman to testify in favor of contraceptive coverage at a hearing on Obama's health care bill this morning.

02/16/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Video of the Day

A Texas state legislator denounces her male colleagues for sexism on the state house floor.

05/27/2011 By Erica C. Barnett