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Hawaiʻi Legislative Session

Help expand abortion, health care access, and LGBTQ+ rights this legislative session!

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Priority Legislation

Our team follows many bills during legislative session. These are the ones we need your help with! Learn about each bill and get involved below.

SB 1 and SB 896: Protecting Abortion Providers

Many states have banned abortion care since Roe v. Wade was overturned. That means that abortion providers in these states might be disciplined or lose their professional license, just for providing the care their patients need. We’re also seeing many attacks on gender affirming care, which could create similar risks for providers.

To protect health care in Hawai‘i, we must protect our health providers.  If providers get disciplined or charged in other states, they shouldn’t be punished for providing reproductive or gender affirming care that’s legal here in our state. 

Our health providers are here for us. We need their focus to remain on patient care, not lawsuits meant to threaten and distract them. 

  • SB 1 helps protect providers from hostile states and allows physician assistants to provide certain kinds of abortion care, a critical issue in the face of Hawai‘i's provider shortage.
  • SB 896 is a bill designed to limit cooperation with other states’ investigations and proceedings about the abortion care. The bill also prohibits medical licensure boards from taking adverse action against providers who provide abortion care that is legal in Hawai‘i.
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Strengthening Statutory Protections for Abortion

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Our priority this year is passing legislation that strengthens legal protections for abortion care. Abortion is safe and legal in Hawaiʻi, but there are gaps in the state's laws that put abortion access at risk. The state must:

  • repeal old laws that place criminal penalties on abortion providers
  • protect access to care for trans and nonbinary pregnant people
  • protect access to telehealth
Reproductive Health Equity Act Resolution

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The Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) would require health insurance to cover sexual and reproductive health care, including abortion. There would be no out-of-pocket costs for patients. 

This year, we are advocating for a resolution directing the state to assess the costs of RHEA. This is a necessary first step toward passing the bill. 

Protecting Providers and Patients

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Hawaiʻi law should protect people who provide, obtain, or support abortion and gender affirming care. If other states try to investigate or prosecute providers and patients, Hawaiʻi should not cooperate.

Our private health data should stay private. We will support legislation that limits the collection, sharing, and selling of sexual and reproductive health data.

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