By Mary Murphy
Washington State Journal 

Protection for abortion doctors proposed

Numbers would replace names on prescription bottles


Last updated 2/1/2024 at 9:15am

OLYMPIA — When she treated an out-of-state patient from Idaho with pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Jennifer Chin of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists knew her pregnant patient was at risk if she carried the pregnancy to term. She believes her patient could have died without the care she received in Washington.

But increasingly, Chin said, she sees doctors becoming hesitant to give abortion care because of the threat it poses to their safety.

To protect doctors, Senate Bill 5960 was introduced in the state Legislature. It allows medical professionals the option of removin...

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