Friday, January 26, 2007

Letter to the Governor and Lt. Governor

Used with permission.

Dear Governor Lingle,

With much respect I write to you to ask a question about HB 675. This bill, entitles "Death With Dignity" (a health-oriented bill) did BYPASS the House Health Committee and was referred only to committees whose chairs would virtually guarantee it's passage - probably unammended.

Both House Health Committee Chairman Green and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Waters told me via office staff on the phone that they are awaiting a re-referral to the House Health Committee.

My question to you is this. Can Speaker Say intentionally (as he has had multiple requests for re-referral from the involved committee chairs and the public) bypass an appropriate committee in order to accomplish what appears to insure a bill's passage? This is perceived to be a flagrant violation of our trusted legislative process.

Governor Lingle, I believe in you and have happily voted for you twice, and am asking you to look into this situation and speak with Speaker Say to avoid what would be perceived to be a major violation of the public's trust in our government.

I am respectfully awaiting your reply.
Patricia L. Cabalse

Dear Lt. Governor Aiona,
Please Sir. Do what you can.
This is important.
Pat cabalse

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Hawaii Rally and March for Life -2007 - Photos

Prolife Sign
The Knights of Columbus

Worship music with Family Life Church. Led by Rabbi David Vargas

Honolulu Bishop "Larry" Silva speaking with Vivian Aiona, wife of Lt. Gov. Duke Aiona

March for Life 2007 - More Photos

Prolife Sign
John Long
Hawaii Right to Life Director John Long

John & Kimberly
HRTL John Long and Rep. Kymberly Pines

HRTL John Long

Photos March for Life 2007 - Pastors

Speeches by the religious community.

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Pastor Rick Irons of Calvary Chapel Central Oahu in Mililani Town

Catholic Bishop "Larry " Silva

Pastor Eric Hurd with the "Sons of Issachar."

March for Life 2007 - Legislators

Bi-Partisan Pro-life Legislators

Sakamoto and Slom
Senator's Norman Sakamoto (D) & Sam Slom (R)

Rida Cabanilla
Representative Rida Cabanilla (D)

Gene Ward
Representative Gene Ward (R)

Mike Gabbard
Senator Mike Gabbard (R)

Kymberly Pines
Representative Kymberly Pine (R)

March for Life - Photos Homeschoolers

Homeschoolers in Hawaii

March for Life 2007 - The March Photos

March 4
March 3
March 2
March 1

March for Life - The Anti-Life Protestors

Protestors 4
Protestors 3
Protestors 2
Protestors 1

Letter to the Editor

The following letter was sent to the Honolulu Advertiser

What an inspiration 16-year old Tadd Fujikawa is with his stunning play in the Sony Open. Born at 22 weeks gestation, he and his parents are definitely encouraging to all parents with “preemies.”

Unfortunately, in the eyes of our Congressional delegation, other babies at 22 weeks, not yet born, are considered non-entities. Hard-hearted, without mercy, these men opposed the Unborn Victims of Violence Act (the Laci Peterson law) to recognize the unborn child as a legal victim in crimes on federal property.

Despite testimony by the American Medical Association that the partial-birth abortion was not necessary to save the life of any mother, they opposed protecting late-term babies from this gruesome procedure.

In the House, Rep. Abercrombie (and Case) voted against the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2006, despite testimony of neonatal neurologists that infants born as early as 23 or 24 weeks react negatively to painful stimuli -- for example, by grimacing, withdrawing, and whimpering. They refused the opportunity for women undergoing abortions to be offered pain relief for the unborn baby.

The addition of Mazie Hirano promises more of the same. Although Hawaii’s voters do not hold our Congressional delegation accountable for their contemptible votes, there is a Higher Authority who will - a point which our senior Senators, especially, should consider.

Carol R. White

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

West Coast Walk for Life Attracts Thousands of Pro-Life Advocates

by Steven Ertelt / Editor
January 21, 2007

San Francisco, CA ( -- About 20,000 pro-life people participated in the annual Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco, a location most people don't think of as a place for a large pro-life event. Last year, more than 15,000 families, friends and students attended the 'walk' to celebrate women and to celebrate life.

This year, organizers and law enforcement said there was an even greater turnout.

"The Walk for Life West Coast is a growing movement that is attracting national attention, especially among young people," said Dolores Meehan, co-founder of the event. "Clearly, the pro-life movement is quite alive in California."

As in previous years, a number of well-known pro-life advocates spoke beforehand. including Carol Crossed of Democrats for Life, Talitha Phillips of Silent No More and Father Frank Pavone, director of Priests for Life.

"Walk for Life's primary goal is to reach out to women and men of all political persuasions with the message that abortion hurts all women," said Eva Muntean Walk for Life co-founder. "Why San Francisco? We live here. This is our home."

It is also the congressional district represented by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Organizers of the Walk for Life West Coast requested a meeting this week with their member of Congress, which was ignored by Pelosi and her staff.

"Pelosi is the nation's highest-ranking woman ever in the history of the United States and has a greater responsibility to serve as a role model for all women in America, not just in San Francisco. Speaker Pelosi must not ignore pro-life women." Meehan said.

The walk began with a rally at Justin Herman Plaza and proceeded along the San Francisco Waterfront to the Marina Green.

The event again included an info fair with information about pregnancy resources and post-abortion counseling.

"For too long, San Francisco has been co-opted by the abortion industry," said Meehan. "With over 30 million women reported as having had abortions performed on them, it stands to reason that city that leads the nations in abortions, also leads the nation in women and men who have been hurt by abortion."

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The following was read yesterday, to the Hawaii March for Life participants by the wife of the Lt. Governor, Vivian Aiona:


Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release January 22, 2007


12:07 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Yes, Nellie, thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much, Nellie. And I want to thank everybody there for taking part in today's March for Life. I appreciate so very much the devotion to such an honorable cause, and the good work everyone is doing to defend life.

And, Nellie, it's good to hear your voice again, and I thank you very much for giving me a chance to visit with you and the crowd that is assembled there on the Mall. (Applause.)

It is important for all Americans to remember that our Declaration of Independence states that every person has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. (Applause.) It also states that these rights come from our Creator, and that governments are formed to secure these rights for all their citizens. And we believe every human life has value, and we pray for the day when every child is welcome in life and protected into law. (Applause.)

Nellie, I want to thank you very much, and the members of Congress there who have worked hard to make progress toward this goal over the last six years. I want the folks assembled there to know that we're making progress. We promoted adoption, support parental notification laws, ended federal funding for abortions overseas, and are funding crisis pregnancy programs. (Applause.)

I had the privilege of signing legislation that extends legal protection to children who are born, despite abortion attempts, allows prosecutors to charge those who harm or kill a pregnant woman with harming or killing her unborn child, as well. (Applause.) I signed into law a ban on the cruel practice of partial-birth abortions, and we will vigorously defend that law in the courts.

Nellie, what I'm saying is, is that we're building a culture of life here. And I want to thank you and everybody assembled for helping.

We are a caring nation, and our values should also guide us on how we harness the gifts of science. New medical breakthroughs bring the hope of cures for terrible diseases and treatments that can improve the lives of millions. Our challenge is to make sure that science serves the cause of humanity instead of the other way around. (Applause.)

Last summer I vetoed a bill that would support the taking of innocent life in the hope of finding medical benefits for others, and I have made it clear to the Congress we must pursue medical advances in the name of life, not at the expense of it. (Applause.)

As we move forward, we've all got to remember that a true culture of life cannot be built by changing laws alone. We've all got to work hard to change hearts. We will find areas where we can agree and, at the same time, work to persuade more of our fellow citizens to join this great cause. The sanctity of life is written in the hearts of all men and women. And so I say, go forth with confidence that a cause rooted in human dignity and appealing to the best instincts of our citizens cannot fail.

Again, Nellie, thank you very much. I appreciate your dedication to this important cause. I send my thanks to all there on the Mall. I ask for God's blessings on your work, and that God continue to bless our country. (Applause.)

Thank you.

END 12:11 P.M. EST