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

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).