Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Signs “Kill More Babies” Bill to Let Nurses Kill Babies in Abortions

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Mar 17, 2022   |   4:50PM   |   Olympia, Washington

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee signed a pro-abortion bill Thursday to expand the killing of unborn babies in abortions in response to neighboring states’ efforts to save them.

KXLY News reports state House Bill 1851, sponsored by Rep. My-Linh Thai, D-Bellevue, allows nurse practitioners and physician assistants to abort unborn babies in Washington state, as well as doctors.

Inslee, a pro-abortion Democrat, specifically mentioned neighboring Idaho during his bill-signing speech. Earlier this week, the Idaho legislature passed a bill similar to the Texas heartbeat law that bans abortions on unborn babies with beating hearts and allows private citizens to sue abortionists who violate the ban.

“We know this bill is necessary because this is a perilous time for the ability of people to have the freedom of choice that they have enjoyed for decades,” Inslee said. “To the citizens of Idaho, if Idaho will not stand up for your constitutional rights, we will.”

The Washington bill also replaces the words “mother” and “woman” with “pregnant individual” in state statutes and bans the state from “taking any action against an individual seeking to end their pregnancy or for assisting someone who is pregnant in obtaining an abortion,” the AP reports. The legislation is slated to go into effect in June.

ACTION ALERT: To complain, contact Governor Inslee here.

Jennifer Allen, CEO of Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates, praised the bill, saying they expect to see more women from Idaho coming to Washington for abortions in the coming months.

“This law guarantees that our state will not only safeguard abortion rights, but will go even further to expand access to reproductive health care for Washingtonians and for patients across the country,” Allen said in a statement.

Elizabeth Nash, from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, said California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York also are considering similar bills to ban people from suing abortionists and abortion fund groups, according to the AP.

Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, more than 63.5 million unborn babies have been killed in abortions.

This spring, many states are taking action in anticipation of the likelihood that the court will overturn or modify Roe through a Mississippi abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health.

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon just signed a law to ban abortions, and Florida recently passed a 15-week abortion ban that would save thousands of unborn babies from abortion every year, and Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Arizona and other states also are advancing pro-life legislation.

Meanwhile, pro-life advocates also are working to expand support services for pregnant and parenting moms.

The Guttmacher Institute estimates 26 states “are certain or likely to ban abortions” if the Supreme Court gets rid of Roe. Researchers estimate abortion numbers would drop by about 120,000 in the first year and potentially even more in subsequent years if the high court allows states to ban abortions again.

ACTION ALERT: To complain, contact Governor Inslee here.