HAPA--Health Access & Privacy Alliance title with outline of state
 

 

 

 

 

 



About

Since 1989, HAPA has advocated to strengthen reproductive health and secure access for reproductive health services while protecting the rights and privacy of individuals.

Our member organizations join together because we recognize that reproductive choice comprises more than protecting women's access to safe and legal abortion. Real choice also includes access to contraception, medically accurate sex education, and regular health visits. The health and safety of women, children, and families depends on true and complete reproductive choice.

HAPA advocates that all of these reproductive choices be maintained and strengthened in Indiana to improve the quality of life for Hoosier families.

We work toward this mission by bringing together like-minded Indiana organizations to educate Hoosier constitutents as well as policy-makers.

Our coalition includes civic, educational, religious, professional, and health organizations from all over the state of Indiana, each of which addresses a wide range of issues that overlap with respect to supporting reproductive health and rights. See a list of member organizations. See information about how your group can join.

HAPA Principles

Health. We advocate for the health and safety of women, children, and families. We are concerned with the very real problems that poor, young, and minority women face every day. If we expect people to make healthy decisions and if we want to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, then we need to make contraception available and affordable and teach comprehensive, medically accurate sex education.

Access. We advocate for the right of all Hoosiers to receive appropriate, quality reproductive health care and the full range of information on sexuality. Access means regular medical appointments to screen for sexually transmitted diseases or cancer, vaccinations regardless of income, and the unhindered dispensing of legally prescribed contraception.

Privacy. We advocate for a woman's right to have a safe, legal abortion if she chooses and to acquire contraception without moral judgment. These choices are private ones, and should be made between the woman, her doctor, her spiritual advisor, and her partner. It is not a decision her legislator or pharmacist should be making for her!

Here's a brochure about HAPA you can print out and share with your group

 
 

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