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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 02:42 AM

Hawaii to Allow Some Nurses to Perform Abortions

Source: Associated Press


April 12, 2021

HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige on Monday signed legislation that would make Hawaii the latest state to allow some nurses to perform abortions.

Hawaii law previously said only physicians could perform early, in-clinic abortions. But because of a doctor shortage, several smaller islands lack abortion providers which forces residents of those islands to fly to Honolulu if they need the procedure.

“This act will enable people who desperately need reproductive health care services to receive health care from very high quality health care providers, including advanced practice registered nurses, where they need it, when they need it, and … in their own communities,” Laura Reichardt, the director of the Hawaii State Center for Nursing, said a bill signing ceremony.

The new law, which took effect when the governor signed it, allows advanced practice registered nurses to prescribe medication to end a pregnancy and to perform aspiration abortion, a type of minor surgery during which a vacuum is used to empty a woman’s uterus. The nurses will be able to do both during the first trimester of a pregnancy. The aspiration abortion may be performed in a hospital, clinic or nurse’s office.

Read more: https://www.courthousenews.com/hawaii-to-allow-some-nurses-to-perform-abortions/

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Judi Lynn Apr 13 OP
Hekate Apr 13 #1
roamer65 Apr 13 #2
multigraincracker Apr 13 #3
eggplant Apr 13 #4
multigraincracker Apr 13 #6
niyad Apr 13 #5
Bayard Apr 13 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 04:56 AM

1. KnR

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 05:27 AM

2. Vaccination passports and now this as well.

Good job Hawaii and Governor Ige!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 05:34 AM

3. I have always wondered about this,

so I googled it, “abortion pills on line”. Lots of pills available there. Now I have to see if Amazon Prime has them.

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Response to multigraincracker (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:17 AM

4. Here is vetted information for anyone seeking "abortion pills online"

https://abortionfunds.org/safe-abortion-using-pills/

Don't simply trust random strangers on the internet with your health and safety.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:24 AM

6. That is very helpful.

Always do the research first.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:22 AM

5. Excellent news! Thank you, Governor Ige. Would you consider cross-posting this in Women's

Rights And Issues? Thanks in advance.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 11:41 AM

7. This surprised me:

"Several states already allow this category of nurses to perform medication or aspiration abortions, including California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, Virginia, Vermont and West Virginia." Especially in red states.

Cue the rabble rousers.

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