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Enact bill to help victims of rape


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 25, 2013

~~<p>Hawaii needs to join the 21st century by adopting the standard of care for rape victims in its hospital emergency rooms, and this session lawmakers are poised to do so by passing House Bill 411.</p>
<p>This is a necessary step to ensure that rape victims get information about and access to emergency contraception, sometimes known as EC or &quot;Plan B.&quot; That way, victims will be able to avoid compounding the trauma of their sexual assault by preventing an unwanted pregnancy.</p>
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Hawaii needs to join the 21st century by adopting the standard of care for rape victims in its hospital emergency rooms, and this session lawmakers are poised to do so by passing House Bill 411.

This is a necessary step to ensure that rape victims get information about and access to emergency contraception, sometimes known as EC or "Plan B." That way, victims will be able to avoid compounding the trauma of their sexual assault by preventing an unwanted pregnancy. Login for more...



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