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