Today, Legal Voice and 14 allied national and statewide organizations joined together to submit a letter to Governor Jay Inslee, Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and Secretary of Health John Wiesman, denouncing requests for harassing and unwarranted investigations into Planned Parenthood's operations and funding.
The letter comes in response to a smear campaign by anti-abortion extremists—in which a series of highly edited videos are being used to vilify trusted health care providers and to advance efforts to take away women’s access to abortion and other basic reproductive health care—and to a subsequent letter from Republican legislators calling for an investigation into Washington State Planned Parenthood affiliates’ operations.
Earlier this week, Legal Voice gathered with local allies to stand in support of Planned Parenthood, reiterating the important care Planned Parenthood has provided, and continues to provide, to women and men in Washington State and nationwide.
Full list of signing organizations: American Civil Liberties Union of Washington; American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington Section; Fuse Washington; Legal Voice; Physicians for Reproductive Health; NARAL Pro-Choice Washington; National Council of Jewish Women, Seattle Chapter; National Women's Political Caucus of Washington; Northwest Health Law Advocates; OneAmerica; Seattle Women’s Commission; The CAIR Project; Washington Community Action Network; Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence; and Win/Win Action.
- Read the press release
- Read the coalition letter
- Listen to audio from the press conference