Senate Kills Religious Exemption Amendment in Emergency Contraception Bill

Hawaii lawmakers shot down an amendment today by Sen. Sam Slom that would have added a religious exemption to an emergency contraception bill.

Sen. Josh Green, an ER doctor, said there’s no instance in which a woman who has been raped should be refused emergency contraception at a hospital. He added that all hospitals in the state receive public money.

Slom said Senate Bill 1109 tramples religious rights. 

Read past Civil Beat coverage of the bill here.

Nathan Eagle

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