5395-S.E AMH KRAF H5231.1
ESSB 5395 - H AMD TO ED COMM AMD (H-4971.4/20) 1756
By Representative Kraft
On page 1, line 16, after "diseases" insert ", but may not describe or otherwise characterize abortion as a method of preventing pregnancy"
On page 5, line 3, after "(10)" insert "The curriculum, instruction, and materials provided to students in accordance with this section may not include information about abortion.
Renumber the remaining subsection consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.
On page 5, line 8, after "(a)
" insert ""Abortion," as in RCW 9.02.170, means any medical treatment intended to induce the termination of a pregnancy except for the purpose of producing a live birth;
Reletter the remaining subsections consecutively and correct any internal references accordingly.
EFFECT: (1) Prohibits instruction provided in accordance with sexual health education or comprehensive sexual health education (CSHE) from describing abortion as a method of preventing pregnancy.
(2) Prohibits curricula, instruction, and materials provided to students in accordance with sexual health education or CSHE requirements from including information about abortion.
(3) Defines "abortion" by copying an existing definition in statutory provisions governing crimes and punishments.
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