Despite the rain, thousands of Washingtonians from across the state gathered in Olympia on Monday for the 42nd Annual March for Life.
While the march is timed to coincide with the dark anniversary of the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, it also happens early in each year’s legislative session. The current majorities in the state House and Senate are committed to promoting a pro-abortion agenda, so those of us who support and defend life must pray, educate ourselves and remain vigilant in countering the culture of death.
As I told those gathered at the March this year, there is no doubt that a real, live person is in the womb. And that person needs protection, for he or she is vulnerable and defenseless. That’s our job – to speak for the unborn who cannot speak for themselves.
The second week of the legislative session continues to move at a fast pace, and abortion is not the only deeply contested issue in the spotlight. The Senate majority party approved a sex-education bill that reaches into kindergarten classes – a bill parents have said they don’t want forced on them. We’ve also seen a bill to curb voters’ initiative power and an effort to force landlords to rent to, and employers to hire, people who have entered the country illegally.
In this Report from Olympia, you can read about some of the issues the Legislature addressed this week.