Sir, the League of Women Voters of Hawaii stand in strong support of HB 127, which requires all hospitals to provide female survivors of sexual assault with medically and factually accurate and unbiased information regarding emergency contraception (EC)
It is the Leagues position to support a basic level of quality care for all Hawaii residents and controls health care costs. This is minimally a best medical practice, not only endorsed by the AMA (American Medical Association) as well as the ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) and can protect the woman for an unintended pregnancy both raising psychological and emotional costs as well as life time cost to the survivor and family.
Again, we stand in support of this bill.
Thank you for the opportunity to testify.