Why We Oppose SB 6612 and Sex-Selective Abortion Bans

Sex-selective abortion bans are an anti-abortion ruse that presents a false choice between gender equity and abortion rights. They make it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion when she knows or suspects her patient is seeking an abortion due to a preference for sex.

These bans affect a large number of people in Washington. AAPIs are the fasting growing racial group in Washington. Washington has the fifth-largest Asian American community in the country. Washington’s AAPI community already struggles with substantial barriers to seeking and accessing health care services.