Title: Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Survivors
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that requires all hospitals to inform sexual assault victims of their right to use emergency contraception.
-Requires all health care facilities to inform sexual assault survivors the availability of emergency contraception in a timely manner [Sec. 2].
-Encourages health care facilities to train emergency room staff about emergency contraception and the time-sensitive nature of the drug [Sec. 2].
-Encourages rape crisis hot lines and other counseling facilities to provide information on the availability of emergency contraception [Sec. 2].
-Exempts professionals who have religious or moral objections from having to inform the sexual assault survivor about emergency contraception [Sec. 2].