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Governor signs emergency contraception bill

  • BRUCE ASATO / basato@staradvertiser.com

    Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Monday signed into law House Bill 411, which requires Hawaii hospitals to provide information about emergency contraception to a female sex assault victim and, if requested, to dispense such emergency contraception even if a female refuses to undergo a forensic examination or refuses to report the alleged assault.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
    State legislators, including some former lawmakers, stood with Abercrombie after he signed the bill into law.

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