5395-S.E AMH KRAF H5283.1
ESSB 5395 - H AMD 1776
By Representative Kraft
On page 1, line 17, after "diseases" insert ", but may not describe or otherwise characterize abortion as a method of preventing pregnancy"
On page 4, after line 27, insert the following:
"(10) The curriculum, instruction, and materials provided to students in accordance with this section may not include information about abortion.
(11) For the purposes of this section, "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.
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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