Monday, July 02, 2007

Bev's Broadcast - #205 Terri Schindler Shiavo Foundation

This is Beverly Larranaga of Hawaii Right to Life

I recently attended the National Right to Life convention where Bobby Schindler brother of Terri Shiavo was a guest speaker. Bobby made us laugh and cry with his testimony of his families fight for Terri’s’ life. I applaud the Schindler family for their faith in God, endurance of constant news coverage and battles in the courts to keep Terri alive.

Not wanting the same fate to befall other disabled patients, they founded an organization to assist other incapacitated or minimally conscious patients called the Terri Schindler Shiavo Foundation. Since then, they've come to the aid of dozens of families and patients across the country to help them fight legal battles and get medical care.

The Schindler family and pro-life advocates whose goal is to take incapacitated or minimally conscious patients who have nowhere to go. Ultimately, the foundation wants to open a medical center to provide care for those patients like Terri who can't find it anywhere else. For more information Please visit Terri's Fight

With Blessings,

This has been Beverly Larranaga of Hawaii Right to Life

Bev's Broadcast - #204 S. 5 Stem Cell Bills

This is Beverly Larranaga of Hawaii Right to Life

The U.S. Senate approved legislation (S. 5) on April 11, 2007 that would mandate federal funding of the type of stem cell research that requires the killing of human embryos.

Senator Akaka voted in support of the bill and Senator Inouye voted against the bill. The House of Representatives passed very similar legislation (H.R. 3) in January. Representative Abercrombie and Hirano both voted in support of this bill.

Quoting from the statement of Administration Policy

“President Bush has said that he will veto the legislation. The Administration believes that government has a duty to use the people’s money responsibly, both supporting important public purposes and respecting moral boundaries.”

The Senate also passed S. 30 (sponsored by Senators Norm Coleman, and Johnny Isakson, a bill to encourage research on stem cells obtained in ways that do not require the harming of human embryos.

For more information on these bills go to the National Right to Life web site at www.NRLC.org

With Blessings,

This has been Beverly Larranaga of Hawaii Right to Life

Bev's Broadcast - #204 Patients First Act Stem Cell Bills

This is Beverly Larranaga of Hawaii Right to Life

We applaud President Bush for his veto of S.5 for the second time that would force taxpayers to finance embryonic stem cell research; two members of Congress say it's again time to look at ethical alternatives.

The House members have introduced a bill they say promote stem cell science everyone can rally around. Reps. Randy Forbes, a New York Republican, and Dan Lipinski, an Illinois Democrat, have introduced H.R. 2807, the "Patients First Act."

Their measure would promote research and clinical trials using stem cells that are ethically obtained and show evidence providing clinical benefit for human patients. With scientists making progress and breakthroughs such as discovery of stem cells in amniotic fluid and embryonic-like stem cells from skin cells, their bill would prioritize this type of ethical and promising research.

We applaud and support the Patients first Act and the legislators who introduced it.

With Blessings,

This has been Beverly Larranaga of Hawaii Right to Life

Bev's Broadcast - Pro-Life Youth Groups # 203

This is Beverly Larranaga, Executive Director of Hawaii Right to Life.

Our youth are our future and an investment in their future is the wisest thing we can do for our community. The Bible says in Proverbs 22 “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it”

We are looking for college and high students who would be interested in starting or getting involved in a Pro-life youth group in their church or school. Our goal is to educate students about the issues of abstinence, abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide.

-The first step is to identify students who have passion for the pro-life movement.

-The second step to encourage and support the students with the resources, skills and training.

-The third step is to do hold student activities in schools, churches and the community.

If you are interested or know anyone who is, please call our office at 943-1595 for more information.

This has been Beverly Larranaga Executive Director of Hawaii Right to Life.