Northwest Catholic

Bishops weigh in on youth-related legislation

Concerns include financial aid for higher education, abortion mandate, toxic toys, sexual abuse education and juvenile sentencing Legislation which would expand eligibility for financial aid for higher education passed the state House with a wide margin on March 13.

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Life issues, safety-net top legislative agenda

With a $2 billion deficit looming, the state’s bishops advocate for the poor, vulnerable and unborn

Defeating legislation that would mandate abortion coverage in health insurance plans and preserving funding for safety-net services will be top priorities for the bishops of Washington state during the 105-day state legislative session, which began Jan. 14.

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