Friday, October 07, 2011

"UnPlanned" Documentary at St. Ann's on Oct 24th

From Lisa of Rachel's Vineyard:

Aloha Friends!

I just wanted to inform you about the screening of the film: "UnPlanned," Abby Johnson's inspiring documentary about her involvement with Planned Parenthood.

Here is the info:
Date: Oct. 24th, 2011
Time: 7pm (refreshments from 6:30-7pm)
Place: St. Ann's Church in Kaneohe

The screening is hosted by: St. Ann's Respect Life Committee

Please invite your friends!

For more info and to RSVP, please contact Ruth at: 349-2223 or Chuck at: 258-8335

Hope to see you all there!!

Peace to you in Christ,

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Oops, they did it again! Mainland suicide law proponents back in Hawaii

Dear Friends,

Oops, they did it again! Mainland suicide law proponents descended on Hawaii this week for a panel discussion hosted by Rep. Blake Oshiro and sponsored by Honolulu Star-Advertiser. As before, they used misinformation to bolster their claim that physician assisted suicide is "already legal" in Hawaii.

Of course, this begs the question: If physician assisted suicide is "already legal" in Hawaii, why have suicide law proponents been trying--unsuccessfully--to legalize it for the past ten years? 

The "panel" for the panel discussion consisted solely of suicide activists, so this was not a bona fide effort to air opinions from both sides and maintain balance. Rather, this was meant as a PR stunt to create a news story and arouse public interest in their cause.

Photo courtesy of KS Photography
Suicide law proponents are using a 1909 Hawaii law as a basis for their assertions, claiming the law allows doctors to administer lethal drugs upon patient request. In fact, this law was written to allow doctors to administer non-traditional/herbal drugs in battling such illnesses as Hansen's Disease (leprosy), tuberculousis, and asthma.

It is obvious that by grasping at straws such as this, their argument is indeed weak. Nevertheless, using equally weak arguments, physician assisted suicide was legalized in states like Oregon and Washington. We need to act now to counter these ridiculous claims and protect the public from these false reports. 

Please help now by contributing to our education fund. With your assistance, we can ensure that Hawaii's people hear the truth. Click here to make your tax-deductible donation now, or mail your check today to Aloha Life Advocates, 81 S Hotel St, Ste 200-B, Honolulu, HI 96813. 

For all our lives,

Karen DiCostanzo
Aloha Life Advocates
"A clear voice for life"
Save lives with your tax-deductible gift now. Mahalo!

Related links:
Hawaiians Against Assisted Suicide
Hawaii Partnership for Appropriate and Compassionate Care
Patient Rights Council
Nightingale Alliance
Physicians for Compassionate Care Education Foundation

National Right to Life Urges U.S. House to Pass Protect Life Act

Bill would apply Hyde Amendment principles to Obama Health Care Law

WASHINGTON – The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of right-to-life groups across the country, today sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to vote for the Protect Life Act (H.R. 358), sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.), when it comes to the floor for a vote next week. National Right to Life intends to include the vote in its scorecard of key pro-life roll calls of the 112th Congress.

As the letter notes, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, Public Law 111-148) "…contained multiple provisions that provide authorizations for subsidies for abortion, both implicit and explicit, and also multiple provisions that opened doors to abortion-expanding administrative actions." National Right to Life's letter observes that the Protect Life Act "…would apply the pro-life principles of the Hyde Amendment to every component of the PPACA, and contains important conscience protections for pro-life health care providers as well." Read more

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Terminal Uncertainty

Maryanne Clayton with her son, Eric, in the
Fred Hutch waiting room: “I just kept going.”
“Death With Dignity” laws allow doctors to help people commit suicide—once they’ve determined that the patient has only six months to live. But what if they’re wrong? Full article