Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Executive Director Says “Goodbye”For Now...

John Long
Executive Director Says “Goodbye”For Now...

It’s necessary for me to take a sabbatical for awhile but I want to assure you that Hawaii Right to Life will go on.

HRTL will continue to play a relevant part both locally and nationally in the cause for life. Our door will remain open to all in need of our assistance. We will continue to educate, speaking whenever and wherever possible on the most recent issues of the day. We will continue to fight for life at Hawaii’s legislature standing up for the innocent (the unborn, the elderly and the handicapped). We will be their voice, speaking with moral clarity and defending human life, wherever it’s attacked. We will continue to speak daily regarding current events on KLHT Radio 1040AM. FYI, K-Light has graciously allowed me the opportunity to speak to you about life issues for the past 6 years and I am so very thankful to them for their staunch support of the pro-life cause in Hawaii. They have provided me an avenue to reach you that no other medium has offered. Through them I have hopefully been able to educate you on issues, legislation and current events germane to our humanity and God’s heart on life.

Even though I need to leave for a while, Hawaii Right to Life will not go away until ALL human life is revered and acknowledged to be sanctified by our Heavenly Father.

God bless you all...

John C. Long
Executive Director of Hawaii Right to Life

Monday, January 29, 2007

Urgent Assisted Suicide Update!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

8:19 AM

Editor: Kelly M. Rosati, JD

Not So Good News

As you know, HB 675 (titled death with dignity), which would legalize physician-assisted suicide, has been inappropriately fast-tracked through a single referral to the House Judiciary Committee, skipping any review by the House Health Committee.

This legislation would seek to expand and regulate the medical practice of Hawaii’s physicians and will dramatically impact Hawaii’s health care delivery system, yet House legislative leaders outrageously want to bypass any review by the Health Committee.

Thankfully, the Chairman of the House Health Committee, Dr. Josh Green asked leadership to re-refer the bill to the Health Committee first. He believes this is a quintessential health issue and as the Legislature’s only physician, he has a unique perspective. Even the Judiciary Chairman, Tommy Waters, (to whom the bill has been referred) has agreed to the re-referral request.

Yet, remarkably, House leaders have verbally indicated that the bill will NOT be re-referred to the Health Committee and Speaker Say has still NOT officially ruled on the re-referral request—more than 24 hours after the request was made. This is not good news.

IF the re-referral request is officially denied, this will be a flagrant abuse of process, skipping a directly relevant and crucial subject matter committee against the will of the relevant Chairs, simply to achieve a pre-determined political outcome.

While we continue to await the official ruling on the re-referral request, please continue to:

1. Call Speaker Calvin Say at 586-6100and fax him at 586-6101 or e-mail him and request re-referral of HB 675 to the Health Com. Also,

2. Call Judiciary Chair Tommy Waters at 586-9450 and fax him at 586-9456 or e-mail him,

A. Thanking him for supporting the re-referral to the Health Committee and

B. Asking him to oppose HB 675 to protect Hawaii’s elderly and disability rights communities from abuse and coercion.

Representative Waters represents Waimanalo and Lanikai. Please especially ask anyone you know in those areas to contact him.

Mahalo for getting involved and taking the time to let us know.

'Life Is Winning in America,' GOP Leaders Tell Marchers

By Randy Hall CNSNews.com Staff Writer/Editor January 23, 2007

(CNSNews.com) - On Monday's anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, Republican officials in Washington, D.C., told the thousands of activists who took part in the annual March for Life that "life is winning in America."
Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) told the crowd that had gathered in the nation's capital that Jan. 22 was a "cold anniversary" but noted that "despite the best efforts of the abortion rights movement, 34 years since Roe v. Wade, more Americans embrace the sanctity of life than ever before."

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