Planned Parenthood Reacts to Governor Ige Executive Order to Protect Abortion Providers in HI
For Immediate Release: Oct. 11, 2022
Honolulu, HI — Governor Ige announced today he will sign an executive order with protections for abortion providers in the state of Hawaiʻi. Since the overturn of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood and abortion providers around the country have seen patients who are scared, unsure of where to turn, and being stripped of the right to this fundamental, basic health care. Gov. Ige’s executive order will help secure protections for both providers and patients in Hawaiʻi.
Statement from Jen Wilbur, Hawaiʻi State Director for Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates:
“The protections announced today are critical to safeguarding and maintaining abortion access in our state. We want our providers and patients to be safe, protected and empowered to continue to provide and access abortion care throughout the entire state — no matter what. Legal penalties or investigations from extremist and over-zealous out-of-state prosecutors have no place in the provision of safe and legal health care protected by Hawaiʻi state law. We are grateful for the leadership of Gov. Ige and leaders across our county and state for standing strong and ensuring patients can rely on us for health care.”