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ACLU calls on San Juan to comply with Washington’s Reproductive Privacy Act

The ACLU of Washington is calling on San Juan County Public Hospital District No. 1  to comply with Washington’s Reproductive Privacy (RPA) Act and enable women to obtain vital reproductive healthcare services.  The ACLU has written to the District asking it to change its policies and practices to fulfill its obligations under state law. Read More »
Kevan Coffey and Margaret Chen

Woman Sues Public Hospital District to Ensure Access to Abortion

Feb 19, 2015
The ACLU of Washington has filed a lawsuit seeking to have Skagit Regional Health comply with Washington’s Reproductive Privacy Act (RPA).  The suit is part of a new statewide effort by the ACLU to ensure that all public hospitals are complying with the RPA. Read More »
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The Hobby Lobby Decision: Imposing Religious Beliefs on Employees

Religious freedom is a fundamental right in our society. But while everyone has the right to his or her religious beliefs, those beliefs cannot be imposed on others. Read More »

Washburn v. City of Federal Way

Baerbel Roznowski was murdered by her partner Paul Kim mere hours after a City of Federal Way police officer served Kim with a temporary anti-harassment protection order. The police knew Kim was present at Roznowski’s home when the order requiring no contact was served, but left the home without attempting any steps to separate the two. Consistent with its commitment to advocacy for women’s rights, the ACLU filed an amicus brief explaining that an international human rights analysis and Washington’s strong policies on protecting victims of domestic violence are consistent with the City having a duty to protect in this case. Read More »
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GeekGirlCon: A Place for Women Who Have Found Their Own Voices

GeekGirlCon is here!  If you haven’t heard of GeekGirlCon before, you are missing out on a great event.  Read More »
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Your rights: The most important subject for pregnant and parenting students

Did you know that only 50% of teen mothers receive their high school diploma? Discrimination at school can play a big part in pushing them out and keeping them out. Read More »
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Your Rights as a Pregnant or Parenting Student Wallet Card

Download our wallet card to learn your rights as a pregnant or parenting student. Read More »
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Fairness for Pregnant and Parenting Students Gets a Boost from the Feds

The fight for fairness in education for pregnant and parenting girls recently got a big boost – from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Education took action to make sure these girls are given the same access to education and opportunities as other students. Read More »