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Reproductive Health Policy

 

Reproductive Health Policy

The sovereign people hereby declare that every individual possesses a fundamental right of privacy with respect to personal reproductive decisions.

Accordingly, it is the public policy of the State of Washington and North Valley Hospital that:

  1. Every individual has the fundamental right to choose or refuse birth control;
  2. Every woman has the fundamental right to choose or refuse to have an abortion, except as specifically limited by RCW 9.02.100 through 9.02.170 and 9.02.900 through 9.02.902;
  3. Except as specifically permitted by RCW 9.02.100 through 9.02.170 and 9.02.900 through 9.02.902, the State shall not deny or interfere with a woman's fundamental right to choose or refuse to have an abortion; and
  4. The state shall not discriminate against the exercise of these rights in the regulation or provision of benefits, facilities, services or information.