HAPA is a coalition of civic, educational, religious, professional, and health organizations from across the state working in cooperation to improve access to healthcare and protect personal and private reproductive decisions in Indiana.
HAPA advocates for the health and safety of all individuals and families. We focus on the improvement of reproductive decisions for everyone including those in the lowest socioeconomic situation and denied access to the most basic of healthcare needs especially reproductive healthcare. Even though the right to this care exists on paper, access to it is out of reach in many communities. Those most affected by this lack of access across all ages include Rural, Inner city, Disabled, Low income; Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) as well as Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans, Queer, and gender nonconforming (LGBTQ) individuals through economics and discrimination. All Hoosiers deserve safe and legal reproductive health care. Improving access and protecting reproductive decisions means:
- Making all contraception accessible and affordable.
- Providing information about reproductive healthcare and different types of contraception.
- Providing medically accurate, age-appropriate sexuality education.
- Ensuring medical testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
- Protecting the right of individuals to make their own reproductive decisions, including the right to birth, the right to parent your child, the right to prevent pregnancy, and the right to access safe services to end a pregnancy.
- Protecting the right of individuals to experience the normalization of gender affirmation and to access appropriate health care and support.
HAPA supports measures to educate the public and advocate for issues with legislators and policy makers to enact responsible effective measures to prevent unplanned pregnancy and ensure access to good health care for all Hoosiers.