Dear Friend,

We have a request for your urgent help.

The Washington legislature has approved Senate Bill (S.B.) 5599, a bill that would forcibly remove children from their families if they were seeking an abortion or irreversibly harmful gender transition procedures.

The bill is now headed to Governor Inslee’s desk. We need you to encourage him to veto it!

Currently, any program, shelter, or individual housing a run-away or homeless child must report to police, CPS and/or the child’s parents within 72 hours.

Under S.B. 5599, if the child is seeking abortion, hormone blockers, gender mutilation surgery, or any other gender-related health services, these programs, shelters or individuals would no longer be required to report to police, CPS, and/or the child’s parents.

S.B. 5599 effectively allows these entities to provide a “witness protection program” for runaway and/or homeless children of any age. They can provide free housing and other essential services while keeping the child hidden from their parents for an undefined period of time.

Parents have the God-given, Constitutional right to direct the upbringing of their children. And minors who are pregnant or struggling with gender dysphoria deserve real help, not harm.

Along with our friends at Family Policy Institute of Washington, who have worked tirelessly to oppose this bill, we need you to send a message to Governor Inslee today urging him to veto S.B. 5599.

Please join us in praying that parental rights are protected in Washington. And regardless of what the governor does with this bill, please connect with our allies at Family Policy Institute of Washington. It’s vital that Washingtonians work together for the long run to build a state where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.

Now is the time to speak up for families and vulnerable children in Washington!

Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm III
Director, Public Policy

P.S. Please send a message to Governor Inslee today requesting that he veto S.B. 5566 – it only takes a moment using the form below.