Women's History Month

Women’s History Month: The Dream of the 90s Edition

The Dream of the 90s is Alive at NARAL!

Washington State Initiative 120, the Reproductive Privacy Act, was passed by a vote of the people in November 1991 and was subsequently adopted into the Revised Code of Washington, sections 9.02, making Washington the second state to codify the affirmative right to an abortion in statute via popular vote.

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Rad NARAL Pro-Choice Acitivists rallying for I-120 in 1991!

The purpose of I-120 was to place the standards of the Supreme Court decision, Roe vs Wade, into state law, so that if Roe was overturned, women in Washington would continue to have the same rights and protections.

The essence of the Reproductive Privacy Act is section RCW 9.02.110 below which states, “The state may not deny or interfere with a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion prior to viability of the fetus, or to protect her life or health.”

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This post was inspired by the re-discovery of this vintage I-120 petition form.

 Let’s make history again by passing another RPA – the Reproductive Parity Act – in 2013!

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