The announcement follows the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. pick up calf.
SEATTLE — City Councilman Kshama Sawant wants to make Seattle a safe haven for anyone facing prosecution in connection with abortion.
Sawant’s office plans to introduce this law along with a budget change to make abortion free for everyone from states that have anti-abortion laws and for all residents of Seattle.
The announcement follows the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. pick up calf. The 6-3 verdict was announced on Friday morning.
“Today we face the single largest attack on women, queer and pregnant people and reproductive rights in most of our lifetimes, and this right-wing Supreme Court has also given every indication that it plans to launch draconian attacks on LGBTQ rights. ‘ Sawant said in a prepared statement. “Workers cannot count on the Democratic Party and its NGO allies, who have failed to take up a fight against the right. We have to organize ourselves independently.”
According to her office, Sawant’s legislation would prevent police from arresting people — patients or doctors — on warrants related to anti-abortion laws across the country.
“If my Socialist Council Office’s bill to make Seattle an abortion rights sanctuary is passed and you have had an abortion or are an abortion doctor or other caregiver, come to Seattle,” Sawant’s statement said. “If you can make it here, the warrant for your arrest will not be lifted, but the Seattle Police Department is being directed not to honor this warrant.”
At the state level, Gov. Jay Inslee released a joint statement with the governors of Oregon and California, announcing a commitment between them to “defend access to reproductive health care” and to “protect patients and physicians from other states’ efforts to obtain their abortions.” to export bans for our states.”
“Washington state law remains unchanged, but threats to patient access and privacy have never been more dangerous. Even in Washington state, Republicans have introduced about 40 bills over the past six years to limit abortion rights and access to reproductive care,” the statement reads in part.
In March, Inslee signed legislation barring legal action against people seeking abortions and those who assist them. In an interview with KING 5 on Friday morning, however, Inslee said if Republicans get a majority in Washington state, they would move on to banning abortion in the state “immediately.”
Republican leaders countered Inslee, saying they don’t expect to change state law.
“Nothing is going to change in Washington state,” said R-Republic Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, “This is a pro-choice state.”
Maycumber said even if Republicans won a majority in Olympia this fall, the governor would still have the ability to veto any abortion-related legislation.
https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/seattle/abortion-rights-sanctuary-seattle-legislation/281-9a20b3ba-0e52-4ddf-8c63-af07ee5c9831 Councilmember Sawant wants Seattle to be an ‘abortion rights sanctuary’