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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: Protecting Abortion Access and 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. To protect health care in Hawai‘i, we must protect our health providers and strengthen legal protections for abortion care.

SB 1 does many things to protect abortion access: 

  • clarifies that all pregnant people in the state have the right to access abortion care, including transgender and gender nonbinary people
  • allows physician assistants to provide safe and effective abortion care, addressing Hawai‘i's provider shortage
  • protects access to telehealth abortion services

SB 1 also protects abortion providers, so they can focus on patient care, not lawsuits meant to threaten and distract them:

  • limits cooperation with other states’ investigations about abortion
  • prohibits medical licensure boards from taking adverse action against providers who provide abortion care that is legal in Hawai‘i
  • eliminates old laws that threaten criminal prosecution against providers for providing safe and basic abortion care
Show your support
Reproductive Health Equity Act Resolution


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. 

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