The King County Board of Health is attempting to regulate crisis pregnancy centers and prevent them from having a positive impact. These centers serve pregnant women by offering services such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling, and more. Due to accusations from NARAL Pro-Choice Washington and Planned Parenthood, the King County Board of Health is trying to diminish the impact of crisis pregnancy centers.

In 2011, a bill that aimed at regulating crisis pregnancy centers failed to pass in Washington. Now, the Board of Health is attempting to do the same thing. Organizations such as NARAL and Planned Parenthood are pushing their agendas across the country as attempts are being made to regulate these centers in a number of states. These organizations are now even pushing their political agendas at the county and local level.

The Board of Health will be meeting and discussing the regulation of crisis pregnancy centers on July 20th at 1:30pm in King County Council Chambers in the King County Courthouse. The deadline for written comments is this Monday: public hearings on proposed regulations are generally held during the monthly Board of Health meetings and are noted as such on the meeting agenda. If you wish to submit written testimony please note the following: written testimony is accepted if received by 5:00 PM on the Monday prior to the day of the public hearing, or later, if the public comment period is extended by the Board at the following street address or via email at: Maria Wood, Board of Health Administrator 401 5th Ave, Suite 1300 Seattle, WA 98104 Email: [email protected]

It is very important that your voice be heard on this very important women’s health issue.