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LWV-Hawaii Legislative Testimony

SB 1109, SD2

Relating to
Hospital Standards for Sexual Assault Victims.

Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor (JDL) - chair: Clayton Hee, vice chair: Maile S.L. Shimabukuro

Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 1:15 P.M.. Conference Room 229

Testifier: Joy A. Marshall, RN, LWV Legislative Chair on Health Care Reform

Click here to view SB1109, SD2

The League of Women Voters of Hawaii stands in strong support of SB1109, SD2 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 League's position to support the basic level of quality care for all Hawaii residents and control 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 Gynocologists) and the League. This compassionate care can protect the woman from unintended pregnancy which raises psychological and emotional costs as well as a lifetime cost to the survivor and the family.

Again, we stand in support of this bill.

Thank you for the opportunity to testify.


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