Bills We Support & Oppose in the 2021 Session

While we will be actively supporting, or opposing, vaccine related bills, there are many other bills this session we are following that may impact medical freedom, informed consent, and parental rights in various ways. To help you follow them, we have created an ICWA “Stakeholder” Bill Page that gives you our brief comment and position on the bills we’re watching . Click below to visit. All the bills can be clicked to explore further.

Link to ICWA “Stakeholder” Bill Page

Want to know how your legislator has voted on bills that impact informed consent, medical freedom, or parental rights? Click below to go to our Legislator Scorecard.

Link to ICWA Legislator Scorecard

To learn how to be active REMOTELY this session to get your voice and concerns heard:

COMMENT ON BILLS AND GIVE TESTIMONY REMOTELY

 

QUICK LINKS:

BILL PAGE AT THE WA STATE LEGISLATURE WEBSITE (send messages to YOUR legislators about a bill)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REMOTE BILL TESTIMONY INSTRUCTIONS (once scheduled for a public hearing, get your position and comments to the committee hearing it and recorded on the bill’s official record)

SENATE REMOTE BILL TESTIMONY INSTRUCTIONS (once scheduled for a public hearing, get your position and comments to the committee hearing it and recorded on the bill’s official record)

TVW provides live and recorded coverage of committee hearings and floor sessions and more.

To learn more about how Bills become Laws in WA, see this Guide from the State.

 

OPPOSE

  • HB 1225 AN ACT Relating to supporting school-based health centers; adding a new section to chapter 43.70 RCW; and creating a new section. ICWA opposes this bill because it empowers the Department of Health to gain access to our children through their support of school-based clinics. Such clinics are always allopathic-based, which does not represent the health and healing approach of many families. With current laws allowing children as young as 13 to make certain medical decisions without parental knowledge or consent, school-based clinics are dangerously positioned to influence minor children to make decisions their parents would oppose. Schools are for academic learning, not health care.

WE SUPPORT the following bills, however, none of them passed out of their chamber of origin by the deadline, and so they will not be moving during the 2021 Legislative Session. They will be brought back next year.

 

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