Women's Health Matters, #27
Wednesday, January 25, 2021
This Issue's Topics
- What Do Women Say Behind
- 2006 Legislative Session
33rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade!
What Do Women Say Behind Closed Doors?
Join Aradia Women's Health Center and 911
Media Arts TONIGHT and find out!
Aradia Women's Health Center is
co-sponsoring a screening of The Abortion
Diaries, a 30 minute documentary by
filmmaker Penny Lane at 8pm tonight at 911
Media Arts Center!
As part of her national tour in honor of the
33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Penny will
be in attendance and happy to answer
questions following the screening.
The Abortion Diaries gives voice to an
important by silenced community: women who
have had abortions. Through the stories of
12 women woven together with Penny's
personal diary entries, the film presents a
compelling, intimate and sometimes funny
"dinner party" where the audience is invited
to hear what women say behind closed doors
about sex, love, motherhood, careers,
spirituality and their own bodies!
2006 Legislative Session
Pro-Active Legislation Off to a Good Start!
Pam Crone, lobbyist for Aradia Women's Health
Center along with Aurora Medical Services and
Cedar River Clinics, is off and running!
HB 2481 is a bill introduced by Representative
Brendan Williams from Olympia. The bill was
written in response to the arson at Eastside
Women's Health Center and the subsequent
challenges they faced obtaining property
Eastside Women's Health Center in Olympia was
forced to stop providing abortions because their
insurance company refused to cover them unless
they did so.
The bill was heard on Thursday, January 19th in
the House Financial Institutions and Insurance
Committee. Please call the legislative hotline
at 1- 800-562-6000 and show your support for HB
There are also a series of bills that have come
out of the new Health Disparities Taskforce
designed to look at the disparate health
outcomes for particular racial and ethnic
populations: the barriers to gender appropriate
and culturally sensitive health care and
materials as well as increasing the number of
female and minority health care providers (SB
6193); multicultural education for health care
workers (SB 6194); creating an American Indian
Health Commission (SB 6196); and finally
requiring health impact assessments (SB 6195).
There are other bills in the pipeline that we
will be sure and make you aware of soon! We will
keep you updated during this very short session.
As always, for more information please visit the
web site of the Washington state Legislature!
33rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade!
Aradia Women's Health Center donors,
supporters, volunteers, staff and board
members were out in FULL FORCE to recognize
the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade!
In this politically tumultuous time, when
Roe v. Wade is being discussed endlessly in
the media, around dinner tables, in cafes
and college campuses, it is heartening to
step back and see the support for this
landmark Supreme Court decision!
From Aradia's breakfast event at the clinic
featuring Emily Lyons, Aradia Honorary Board
Member and clinic bombing survivor, to the
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Protect Roe:
Oppose Alito rally, co-sponsored by Aradia
and a host of other fabulous pro-choice
organizations, we celebrated a woman's legal
right to reproductive freedom loudly and
We thank all of our supporters for your
committment to women's rights, freedom and
justice now and always!