Saturday, September 19, 2009

Giving Aloha Means Giving Life!

This month, make your trip to the grocery store count for life by donating to Hawaii Right to Life through the Foodland/Sack 'n Save Give Aloha program.

When you check out, present your Maika‘i Card and inform the cashier that you would like to make a donation to Hawaii Right to Life Education Fund. (If you do not have a Maika‘i Card, you may request one for free.) Your donation will be added to your grocery purchase total, and the amount will be shown on your receipt.

Your tax-deductible donation will then be matched by Foodland/Sack 'n Save to extend your gift even further! You may give up to $249 per organization; donations exceeding $249 will not be matched. Please note that donor names are not released to us, so if you would like us to know about your contribution, please contact us directly so that we may acknowledge your gift.

Your gift will help us continue to reach our neighbors with the pro-life message and instill the culture of life to the next generation. Thanks for giving Aloha and for giving Life!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Happy Birthday! Over 100 babies born through the National Embryo Donation Center

The birth of Tristan Burner, in February 2009, was quite remarkable. Not only was he a miracle to his parents, Steve and Debbie, but his entrance to the world was newsworthy because he was the 100th child born through the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC).

The NEDC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the lives and dignity of human embryos by promoting, facilitating and educating about embryo donation and adoption.

When couples go through fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization, there is usually an excess of fertilized eggs (embryos) that are cryopreserved - frozen and stored for later use.
It is estimated that 500,000 human embryos are currently in cryopreservation in the United States.

When the genetic parents decide that their family is complete and embryos are still available, they are faced with a dilemma: donating their embryos to research, thawing them and letting them die, or donating them to a couple who is unable to conceive. Many believe that embryo donation and adoption is the most life-honoring solution to this difficult choice.

The NEDC handles the medical, legal and social requirements of embryo donation. The Center offers a variety of placement options for couples considering donation of their cryopreserved embryos and also provides counseling for both donors and recipients. The NEDC is endorsed by the Christian Medical Association.

To learn more about embryo adoption, visit http://www.embryoconnection.org/ or call 1-866-585-8549.

Related link:
National Embryo Donation Center http://www.embryodonation.org/

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

40 Days for Life Honolulu Fall Campaign Kicks Off with Rally at Capitol

This fall, from September 23 - November 1, Honolulu will be one of many global cities participating in the largest and longest coordinated pro-life mobilization in history -- the 40 Days for Life campaign. 40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life effort that consists of:
  • 40 days of prayer and fasting
  • 40 days of peaceful, public prayer vigil
  • 40 days of community outreach

Participants hope that with God's help, this groundbreaking effort will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in Hawai'i and around the world.

The Honolulu affiliate of 40 Days for Life is launching its fall campaign with a kick-off rally at the Hawai'i State Capitol on Tuesday, September 22 at 5:00pm featuring an opening address by renowned pro-life advocate Father Frank Pavone. Learn more.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Last Chance! Join Us this Sunday to Hear Father Frank Pavone...

Talk story with Father Pavone about the Gospel of Life and hear about current events from his unique pro-life perspective! Invite your `ohana, friends, neighbors, and others to be a part of this very special event.

Sunday, September 20, 2009
Doors open at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:30pm
Hale Koa Waikiki Ballroom, 2055 Kalia Rd, Honolulu
Tickets $50.00 each or $500.00 for a table of 10.

All proceeds to benefit the pro-life mission of Hawaii Right to Life. To purchase tickets, contact Hawaii Right to Life at 585.8205 or email hrtlprolife@yahoo.com.

Father Frank Pavone is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world. Originally from New York, he was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal John O’Connor. He is a priest of the Amarillo Diocese and serves full-time in pro-life leadership with his bishop’s permission. In 1993 he became National Director of Priests for Life. He is also the President of the National Pro-life Religious Council, and the National Pastoral Director of Rachel’s Vineyard, the world’s largest ministry of healing after abortion. He travels worldwide and produces radio and television programs, preaching and teaching against abortion.

Hawaii Right to Life is a non-profit organization advancing respect for life for all people from conception to natural death, including the unborn, disabled, elderly, and terminally ill. HRTL is the state affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee and was established in 1973.

Silent Cry by Amy K.

My name is Amy K. I am a singer/songwriter based in Melbourne, Australia. I am doing what I can to raise awareness of the condition known as Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS),which is silently affecting thousands of girls with depression, suicidal thoughts; and many other severe medical and psychological side effects which they were most often not informed about prior to deciding to have an abortion.

I have recorded "Silent Cry" for The Providence Foundation to help them to raise awareness of PAS, as well as raise funds to provide solutions for pregnant girls, including safe houses, counseling and support for those already suffering PAS, and educating young people so they can make an informed choice if faced with this situation in the future.

Please check out my music video clip (below). You can also pick up the CD & DVD, a portion of which goes directly to the Providence Foundation…and if I may ask, PLEASE forward this information to as many of your friends as possible, to help Providence to spread the awareness of PAS around the world and make sure all are informed. No matter what choices are made, let’s help to ensure that ALL women are fully informed and cared for. Together, we can make a difference!

Thanks for your support,
Amy K.




Sunday, September 13, 2009

Did You Know?

While embryonic stem cells cannot heal, they can kill.

Even at the current stage of research, embryonic stem cells can be deadly to recipients. In animal testing, embryonic stem cells cause a significant number of recipients to develop cancers.

Using more developed fetal stem cells, a 52-year-old man died when the cells implanted in his brain became hair, cartilage and connective tissue. In another case, a group of patients with neural degenerative diseases with violent, uncontrollable shaking received fetal cell transplants into their brains. Rather than improving, 15-25% developed severe dyskinesia (worse shaking than they had before).

This failure of more specialized fetal cells is an indicator of how much more difficult it likely will be to get less specialized embryonic stem cells to work.

Get more facts about life issues at StandForLifeHawaii.org!