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47 state politicians sign pledge to protect abortion

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The draft Supreme Court opinion to overturn Roe v Wade was leaked last month. If overturned, access to abortion will no longer be a federal right.

Hawaiʻi has a state law protecting the right to choose an abortion, but activists put together a formal pledge to keep it legal.

The Hawaiʻi State Commission on the Status of Women and Hawaiʻi Women’s Coalition released a list of 47 state elected officials. All the politicians on the list signed a formal pledge to protect and strengthen abortion access.

The pledge is signed by Gov. David Ige, Lt. Gov. Josh Green, 72% of senators, and 53% of representatives.

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