Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Announcing 2nd Annual “Ask Them What They Mean by ‘Choice’” Blog Day, January 22


From Jill Stanek:

"...The idea is simple. On January 22, any time you read pro-aborts spouting obscure “choice” rhetoric on a blog, website, Facebook, or Twitter, call them out on it. Ask them to explain what the “choice” euphemism means. Tweeters plan to use their #Tweet4Choice hashtag.
If you are a blogger, plan on posting about “choice” on January 22. Email me the name and url of your blog, and I will post you as a participant...."

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Radio interview with March For Life Hawaii planners this Friday

Tune in! This Friday, January 13 at 2:00pm on KNDI 1270 AM, radio show host Bryan Munoz interviews March For Life Hawaii planning team members Karen DiCostanzo (Aloha Life Advocates) and Kami Skinner (Spirit Expressions). Hear about the exciting things planned for this year's event!

Monday, January 09, 2012

PLANNED PARENTHOOD PAYS EXECS $15 MILLION TO 'SERVE THE POOR'

Top 30 Salaries Rank as Highest 3% of U.S. Household Incomes 


The White House has defined "millionaires" as anyone earning above $250,000 per year, insisting that this "top one percent of income earners" does not pay its fair share of taxes needed to help the less fortunate.  A Planned Parenthood CEO Report based on IRS tax filings, released by American Life League's STOPP International, shows that many CEOs and top executives of Planned Parenthood are paid annual incomes above that $250,000 mark.

"Our research shows 88 percent of PP affiliate CEOs have no healthcare backgrounds," said Jim Sedlak, vice president of American Life League and co-author of the report.  "But, they pay themselves quite well to claim they are first and foremost a critical healthcare provider to the poor."

In the 2011 budget fight, President Obama warned he would shut down the U.S. government before letting House Speaker Boehner present any budget that tried to cut off federal funds to the world's largest abortion chain and one of the president's most powerful political supporters.  According to PP's own annual report, the group gets almost 50% of its revenue from taxpayer funds.

The report shows that the average salary of a CEO at a Planned Parenthood affiliate is $158,275. This falls in the top six percent of all household incomes in the United States. Thirty of the top executives are pulling down salaries in excess of $200,000 (the top 2.67 percent of household income), while 18 of the executives rank in the top 1.5 percent with annual incomes in excess of $250,000.

Furthermore, detailed profiles included in the report show that of 81 PP affiliates studied, just 10 PP affiliates have CEOs (12 percent) who actually have a background in healthcare. Planned Parenthood receives almost half a billion dollars  in tax subsidies to provide what it defines as "reproductive healthcare."

"At a time when the economy is in trouble and the American taxpayer provides 46 percent of Planned Parenthood's income," said Rob Gasper, senior researcher at ALL and co-author of the report, "it is incredible that the top eight people at PP's headquarters-who provide no actual healthcare and never see a single client-make an average of $269,541 a year." 

The debate continues to rage about continue taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood as a Congressional investigation for fraud looms. ALL says it did the research so that elected officials would be better informed about "giving tax dollars of hard-working and struggling Americans to the bloated giant which is Planned Parenthood."
 
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Media inquiries, please contact Paul E. Rondeau at 540.659.4171 or prondeau@ALL.org.

American Life League, the oldest national Catholic pro-life organization in the United States, was cofounded by Judie Brown in 1979. She will release her twelfth book, The Broken Path, this December. For more information, please visit http://www.ALL.org or call 540-659-4171.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Message from the new president of Aloha Life Advocates

From Joaquin "Kin" Borja, President, Aloha Life Advocates

Kin Borja
In November 2011, I was elected as President of Aloha Life Advocates (formerly Hawaii Right to Life). Previously, I was a member of the board of directors and have been involved with the organization since 1998.

My wife, Alicia, and I are no strangers to the pro-life movement. Our passion in the preservation of the dignity of human life was ignited 40 years ago when, as newlyweds, we adopted a baby girl who was faced with abortion. She is a Roe vs. Wade survivor. Today, our daughter is married; besides her 3 biological children, she and her husband adopted a baby boy. Alicia and I have two other daughters and five grandchildren.

I have 24 siblings and remember how my parents valued human life as I grew up. Although my parents struggled with the rearing of 25 children, they survived. I have 13 siblings alive today; they are living in Guam, California, Missouri and Kentucky. As poor as my family was when I was growing up, they were very rich in the love and spirit of God through my parents.

The situation is much better these days, but atrocities against the dignity of human life are still present. We need to be on the forefront to keep our elected officials accountable for their actions and to educate people in our communities about the negative consequences of killing innocent lives. As the president of Aloha Life Advocates, I plan to ensure that everyone at the State Capitol knows me personally. I will be visiting all of our elected officials and will be present at meetings where life issues are being contemplated or debated. I would like for Hawaii to place the emphasis on the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death, as it should be.

In addition to my activities with Aloha Life Advocates, I am a member of the Knights of Columbus. Alicia and I were appointed as our Council’s pro-life couple, serving our communities on life issues before state and federal government. I am also a permanent deacon with the Hawaii Catholic Church, Diocese of Honolulu. I am committed to continuing the efforts of Aloha Life Advocates to protect human life and feel honored to serve Hawaii’s people in this way.

Hawai’i Free Press Editor to Address Pro-Life Group Jan 17


Hawai'i Free Press editor Andrew Walden will join State GOP Chair David Chang for a luncheon with Hawai'i Republicans for Life and Aloha Life Advocates. The meeting at Dave and Busters in Ward Center on Tuesday January 17, from 11:30AM to 1PM, will focus on the upcoming legislative session, and evaluate lobbying and communications strategies for life-related legislation.

Focusing on the upcoming legislative session, Chairman Chang will keynote. Walden’s talk is titled, “The Political Economy of Life and Death: How to defeat assisted suicide and empower pro-life culture in Hawai'i" and will count votes in the legislature and discuss broadening the pro-life message and pro-life coalitions.

Tickets are available for $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at: LINK

Pro-Life Leader Dr. Alveda King Featured Speaker at Charity Benefit


Pro-life advocate Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr, will join Lt Governor James ‘Duke’ Aiona, and Native Hawaiian rights advocate Colette Machado to headline a "Celebration of Life, Family & Religious Freedom" at the Ko'olau Ballroom Wednesday January 11, 2012 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.

The dinner is sponsored by the Hawaii Catholic Conference and Hawaii Family Forum.
For more information and speaker bios, download the flyer for the event … PDF: Dr. Alveda King Event (01/11/12)

Registration: $55 per adult/$550 for table of 10 – ticket includes dinner. To purchase tickets, call 808-203-6722.

Event Will be Streamed Live on Hawaii Catholic TV >>> LINK