Washington

Atheists: End Faith Healing in Washington State

Olympia, Washington—American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 1,500 constituents in Washington, submitted testimony supporting HB 1376. This bill will protect children by allowing the government to prevent and prosecute medical neglect....

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Atheists: Washington State’s Proposed FGM Ban Too Weak

Olympia, WA—Last week, American Atheists, on behalf of its nearly 1,500 constituents in Washington State, wrote to provide testimony regarding SB 5257. This bill is supposed to protect women and girls from harmful female genital mutilation (FGM) by prohibiting licensed health professionals to engage in such practices....

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ACTION ALERT: Protect Children from Dangerous Faith Healing

Although Washington State has laws protecting children from medical neglect, certain loopholes exempt faith-healing practitioners from prosecution for child negligence and criminal mistreatment....

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