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NARAL weighs in on 27th District senate race, reminding voters Jeannie Darneille is the only pro-choice candidate

The National Abortion And Reproductive Rights Action League’s political action committee in Washington has distributed a late mailer before Tuesday’s primary, reminding voters in Tacoma’s 27th Legislative District that Democrat Jeannie Darneille is the only pro-choice candidate in the district’s state senate race.

The mailer, which includes Darneille’s photo next to that of Washington’s Democratic candidate for governor, Jay Inslee, lists NARAL’s 10-candidate slate of preferences in legislative, statewide and federal races.

On the flip side, two concerned-looking 20-something women stare out from the mailer next to the plea: ”Vote Pro Choice, because we need leaders we can trust to protect access

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Pregnancy center bill dies in committee

A bill that would have forced the state’s limited-service pregnancy centers to be more transparent about its services and to provide clients with information that is “medically and scientifically accurate” appears to have died in committee this morning after lawmakers decided not vote on the measure.

The cutoff for Senate policy bills to pass out of committee is Friday at 5 p.m.

The state’s 46 limited-service pregnancy centers – many of them faith-based and run by volunteers – offer free pregnancy tests and counseling to women who think they may be pregnant, along with reproductive health information.


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Thousands of abortion opponents gather at the Capitol for annual march

Thousands of abortion opponents converged on the Capitol Campus for the annual March for Life on Tuesday, three days before the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court that legalized abortion.

Many of those attending gathered on the sidewalks across from the Winged Victory monument before cramming together on the Capitol steps at noon. State troopers estimated the crowd at 6,000, up from an estimated 4,000 or so who took part last year. It takes about 5,000 people to blanket the Capitol steps, troopers said.

Aileen McEntee Carrell served as the emcee; her late mother, Kathy McEntee, founded the event.

“Kathy started this 32 years ago and sadly, we are still here. We will not stop moving,” said McEntee, the vice president of the march.

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