We have just learned that Sen. Kaiser, the Committee chair, has scheduled SB 5274 for an executive session in the Senate Health and Long-Term Care Committee on Monday, February 21, at 1:30 P.M.
The hearing will be open to the public but not open to public comment. It will take place in the Senate Hearing Room #4, J.A. Cherberg Building, Olympia.
The balance of power in the Senate is much closer than in the House. There are 27 Democrats and 22 Republicans. Assuming all Republicans hold the line, adding Senator Jim Hargrove, a staunchly pro-life Democrat, that brings us to 26-23. Sen. McAuliffe has publicly withdrawn her support for the bill; if she holds to that, the count is at 25-24.
Your efforts could make all the difference. It's all hands on deck.