Abortion Laws
4:25 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

ACLU Files Case Against Public Hospital, Over Failure to Provide Abortions

The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington State is suing Skagit Regional Health, alleging that the public hospital system doesn't provide abortion services in accordance with state law.
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The ACLU of Washington is launching an effort to ensure that hospitals are following the state’s abortion rights laws.

Thursday the ACLU filed a lawsuit seeking to have Skagit Regional Health comply with Washington’s Reproductive Privacy Act, or RPA.

The ACLU’s Doug Hoening says the public hospital has a policy of not providing abortion services, in violation of state law.

Hoening says The ACLU also has sent letters to three other public hospital districts in Mason County, Jefferson County, and Whidbey Island that have the same policy:

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Ebola Preparedness
7:22 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Small Towns Across The Northwest Get Ready For Ebola

Small towns across the Northwest are buying protective equipment and preparing their staff. From left, Donna Tuning, Trish Reinmuth and Tina Glockner of say they "are in" for caring for patients with Ebola that show up at their hospital.
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Small-town hospitals and clinics across the Northwest are scrambling to prepare for Ebola.

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