Initiative 1698 (I-1698): The Heartbeat Initiative

Petition Signing Event in the parish parking lot 

June 13 - 14 & 20-21

before and after each Mass

I-1698 is an initiative that requires an ultrasound of a fetus be performed no less than 24 hours prior to an abortion.  If a heartbeat is detected, it will be unlawful for an abortion to be performed.  

The bishops of Washington state support I-1698 and encourage parishioners to gather petition signatures. Signatures may be gathered at churches with the expressed approval of the pastor.

Petition Deadline: June 24, 2020

Initiative 1698 (I-1698) Documents

Letter from the Bishops' 
of Washington

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The Heartbeat Initiative
Fact Sheet

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