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:
- Every individual has the fundamental right to choose or refuse birth control;
- 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;
- 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
- The state shall not discriminate against the exercise of these rights in the regulation or provision of benefits, facilities, services or information.