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Hawaii Gov. Signs Bill To Ensure Emergency Contraception Access at Hospitals

April 24, 2013 —Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) on Monday signed into law a bill (HB 411) that requires hospitals to provide sexual assault survivors with accurate information about emergency contraception, as well as access to it, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports.

Abercrombie said the measure will help ensure that sexual assault survivors "will be not further victimized," adding, "The consequences down the line in terms of pregnancy [after a sexual assault] merely add a factor that no one should have to face" (Zoellick, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 4/22).