Yesterday evening, at the twilight of "Hug a Uterus" lobby day in Olympia, the Senate Health and Long-Term Care Committee approved the Reproductive Parity Act (SB 6185), which would preserve the current trend that all health insurance policies sold in Washington that offer maternity coverage to also cover elective abortions.

Rep. Eileen Cody's (D-34) companion bill (HB 2330) was also approved by the House Health Care and Wellness Committee on January 26.

The bill still must pass out of either the House or the Senate by February 14 or else it's dead, but still: Light hurrahs all around.