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Mayor signs legislation supporting reproductive rights in Seattle
Mayor signs legislation supporting reproductive rights in Seattle
8/15/202232:20

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell signs four bills into law supporting reproductive rights and gender-affirming care following their passage by the City Council. He is joined by Councilmembers Lisa Herbold and Tammy J. Morales who sponsored two of the measures.

The following are signed into law: 

  • CB 120374 adds people who have received or are seeking abortions as a protected class, ensuring their civil rights protections. 
  • CB 120376 creates a misdemeanor charge for people who encroach on individuals seeking abortions or gender-affirming care. 
  • CB 120375 establishes Seattle as a sanctuary city for those seeking abortion care and prevents the pursuit of out-of-state warrants related to abortions by Seattle Police. 
  • CB 120366 appropriates $250,000 of city funds to fund expanded access to reproductive healthcare by making an investment in Northwest Abortion Access Fund. 

Together, these bills will support access to abortion and reproductive healthcare in Seattle following the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. 

Speakers include:

Mayor Bruce Harrell, City of Seattle

Councilmember Tammy J. Morales, City of Seattle

Councilmember Lisa Herbold, City of Seattle

Amanda Saxton, Northwest Abortion Access Fund

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