This bill, companion bill HB 576, allows physician assistant and advanced practice nurse practitioners to perform early abortions. Those on Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, and the west side of Hawaii who do not have access to a local care provider are forced to travel long distances to access care. COVID has worsened existing financial and logistical barriers to care, and amending the abortion law in a way that allows qualified providers to offer abortion care will take us closer to ensuring equal access to everyone, regardless of geographic location.

Status

Active

Session

2021

Bill number

Position

Support