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Pregnancy Care Centers Forced to Direct Clients to Abortion Clinics if Legislation Passes

By | Hawaii | No Comments

 “Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.  If you say, “Surely we did not know this,” Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?” (Proverbs 24:11, 12,)

Update: SB501 SD1 has passed through yet another committee.  On Tuesday it passed the House Committee on Health .  It will now be voted on House Committee on Judiciary.  The vote is yet to be scheduled, but is expected any day. Very little notice is given, so please act now. Click here to view current statues.

SB501 SD1 “Requires all limited service pregnancy centers to disclose the availability of and enrollment information for reproductive health services; establishes privacy and disclosure requirements for individual records and information; authorizes civil penalties and civil actions for enforcement and remedy.”

Bottom line, pregnancy care centers will be required to provide information on local abortion clinics to their clients or break the law and face civil penalties and civil actions.

This bill is a battle for survival of the innocent unborn and the pregnancy care centers that advocate for them. View this excellent video we came across the other day.  It’s of a pastor pleading the case of his church.  Part of their church is a Pregnancy Care Center.  Therefore, their church could be forced to promote abortion. Click here to view video. And then, take action!

Please Take Action Immediately.

Contact each committee member and ask him/her to vote NO on SB501 SD1. Email each committee member and then give them a call. Feel free to call and leave a message after hours.  Let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Hawaii.

  1. Contact as many legislators as your time allows. Every contact you make counts!  Join the chorus in opposition to this bill.

House Committee on Judiciary:
Rep. Scott Nishimoto, Chair: [email protected] / 586-8515
Rep. Joy San Buenaventura, Vice Chair: [email protected] / 586-6530
Rep. Della Au Belatti: [email protected] / 586-9425
Rep. Dee Morikawa: [email protected] / 586-6280
Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro: [email protected] / 586-6700
Rep. Tom Brower: [email protected] / 586-8520
Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson: [email protected] / 586-9470
Rep. Chris Lee: [email protected] / 586-9450
Rep. Mark Nakashima: [email protected] / 586-6680
Rep. Bob McDermott: [email protected]/586-9730
Rep. Cynthia Thielen: [email protected]/ 586-6480

2. Please forward this e-alert to friends and family and ask them to pray and take action.

More about SB501 SD1:

  • Requires pregnancy care centers to do what is in direct opposition to the centers’ very mission.
  • Is an attack on religious freedom.
  • Is an attack on free speech.
  • Is a “one-way street” that imposes no such requirement on abortion providers to advertise the services of pregnancy care centers.
  • Seeks to further the agenda of abortion providers.

Know that this is not a two-way street.  There is no such law in the legislature being considered that requires abortion clinics to give information out about pregnancy care centers.

Please, make your phone calls and send your emails now.  The very survival of pregnancy care centers and therefore the lives they seek to save and minister to depend on it.

Please Pray. Pray for the defeat of SB501 in the House Committee on Judiciary. “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5:16)

“For You formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb.  I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:13-14a)

For life!

Barbara Ferraro
State Director
[email protected]
hi.cwfa.org
Wilma Youtz
Legislative Liaison
[email protected]

Update on Simon’s Law – Parental Rights – Your Prays and Action Needed

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Simon’s Law, SB 85 is now Substitute SB 85.  There was an approved amendment added. We are tracking several bills, but this one is needed desperately. We need your assistance now on this bill by praying and taking action.

Prayer is key!

Substitute SB 85, known as “Simon’s Law,” would enact new statutes regarding life-sustaining treatment for patients younger than eighteen years of age.  Parental consent under this bill is required before a do-not-resuscitate order is issued by medical professionals. This bill is needed. There have been incidents in the past where doctors have put a do-not-resuscitate order on the records of a child without the parents’ consent.

Status: Substitute SB 85 is in the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs and has not yet been voted on.  On February 16, I testified in support of the bill.  Click here to read the testimony.

Please Pray:  Pray the members of the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs will stand up for the rights of parents to protect their children.

A vote is expected any day on Substitute SB 85.  If the committee passes it, it will then go to the House floor, more than likely by next week.  When it passes the House, Gov. Brownback will have the opportunity to sign it into law.

 Take Action: Based on the comments and questions asked throughout the February 16 hearing, the committee appears to be in favor of passing the bill.  Therefore, please contact the Chairperson of the House Federal and State Committee, Rep. John Barker (R-District 70) here.  He has the power to bring it up for a vote.  Urge him to bring the Substitute Simon’s Law up for a vote in committee.  Then, please call Speaker of the House, Ron Rykman (R-District 78) here.  Ask him to allow Substitute SB 85 to be debated on the House Floor once it arrives after passing out of committee.  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Kansas.

Thank you for your faithfulness in supporting Concerned Women for America of Kansas.

In His service,

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas
P.O. Box 8331
Topeka, KS  66608
(765) 260-5659
[email protected]
ks.cwfa.org

Discourage Sex Trafficking

By | Maine | No Comments

As the State Director of CWA of Maine I submitted written testimony today to the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee regarding L.D. #250, “An Act to Increase the Penalty for Aggravated Sex Trafficking”.

Human trafficking and commercial sex exploitation are a violation of human rights and a form of sexual violence. It’s way past time to get tough on this heinous behavior going on in our state and nation.  Government’s priority is to protect the lives of innocent citizens.  We believe increasing the penalty for such acts of aggravated sex trafficking will take a giant step in doing just that.

Take Action: Please contact the members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee and ask them to support this legislation.  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Maine. For talking points, please read my written testimony.

Committee members:
Sen. Kimberley Rosen – – Chair: 207-287-1122 / [email protected]
Sen. Scott Cyrway – Chair: [email protected]
Sen. Bill Diamond- – Chair: [email protected]
Rep. Charlotte Warren – – Chair: [email protected]
Rep. Patrick Corey- – Chair: [email protected]
Rep. Karen Gerrish- – Chair: [email protected]
Rep. Martin Grohman: [email protected]
Rep. Lloyd Herrick- – Chair: [email protected]
Rep. Donald Marean- – Chair: [email protected]
Rep. Thomas Longstaff- – Chair: [email protected]
Rep. Catherine Nadeau- – Chair: [email protected]
Rep. Lois Reckitt- – Chair: [email protected]
Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross: [email protected]

Please Pray: May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in thy sight, Oh Lord, our Strength and our Redeemer.  Pray this bill becomes law to punish the perpetrators of this heinous crime and discourage further acts moving forward.

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine
[email protected]
me.cwfa.org

Pregnancy Care Centers Forced to Direct Clients to Abortion Clinics if Legislation Passes

By | Hawaii | No Comments

“Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.  If you say, “Surely we did not know this,” Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?” (Proverbs 24:11, 12,)

Update: SB501 SD1 has passed through yet another committee.  On Tuesday it passed the House Committee on Health .  It will now be voted on House Committee on Judiciary and the House Committee on Finance.  The vote is yet to be scheduled for both committees, but is expected any day. Very little notice is given, so please act now. Click here to view current statues.

SB501 SD1 “Requires all limited service pregnancy centers to disclose the availability of and enrollment information for reproductive health services; establishes privacy and disclosure requirements for individual records and information; authorizes civil penalties and civil actions for enforcement and remedy.”

Bottom line, pregnancy care centers will be required to provide information on local abortion clinics to their clients or break the law and face civil penalties and civil actions.

This bill is a battle for survival of the innocent unborn and the pregnancy care centers that advocate for them. View this excellent video we came across the other day.  It’s of a pastor pleading the case of his church.  Part of their church is a Pregnancy Care Center.  Therefore, their church could be forced to promote abortion. Click here to view video. And then, take action!

Please Take Action Immediately.

 Contact each committee member and ask him/her to vote NO on SB501 SD1. Email each committee member and then give them a call. Feel free to call and leave a message after hours.

  1. Contact as many legislators as your time allows. Every contact you make counts!  Join the chorus in opposition to this bill.

House Committee on Judiciary:
Rep. Scott Nishimoto, Chair: [email protected] / 586-8515
Rep. Joy San Buenaventura, Vice Chair: [email protected] / 586-6530
Rep. Della Au Belatti: [email protected] / 586-9425
Rep. Dee Morikawa: [email protected] / 586-6280
Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro: [email protected] / 586-6700
Rep. Tom Brower: [email protected] / 586-8520
Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson: [email protected] / 586-9470
Rep. Chris Lee: [email protected] / 586-9450
Rep. Mark Nakashima: [email protected] / 586-6680
Rep. Bob McDermott: [email protected]/586-9730
Rep. Cynthia Thielen: [email protected]/ 586-6480

House Committee on Finance
Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair: [email protected] / 586-6200
Rep. Ty Cullen, Vice Chair: [email protected] / 586-8490
Rep. Romy Cachola: [email protected] / 586-6010
Rep. Isaac Choy: [email protected] / 586-8475
Rep. Lynn DeCoite: [email protected] / 586-6790
Rep. Cedric Gates: [email protected] / 586-8460
Rep. Daniel Holt: [email protected] / 586-6180
Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole: [email protected] / 586-8540
Rep. Bert Kobayashi: [email protected] / 586-6310
Rep. Matthew LoPresti: [email protected] / 586-6080
Rep. Nicole Lowen: [email protected] / 586-8400
Rep. Nadine Nakamura: [email protected] / 586-8435
Rep. Sean Quinlan: [email protected] / 586-6380
Rep. James Tokioka: [email protected] / 586-6270
Rep. Kyle Yamashita: [email protected] / 586-6330
Rep. Andria Tupola: [email protected] / 586-8465
Rep. Gene Ward: [email protected] / 586-6420

  1. Please forward this e-alert to friends and family and ask them to pray and take action.

More about SB501 SD1:

  • Requires pregnancy care centers to do what is in direct opposition to the centers’ very mission.
  • Is an attack on religious freedom.
  • Is an attack on free speech.
  • Is a “one-way street” that imposes no such requirement on abortion providers to advertise the services of pregnancy care centers.
  • Seeks to further the agenda of abortion providers.

Know that this is not a two-way street.  There is no such law in the legislature being considered that requires abortion clinics to give information out about pregnancy care centers.

Please, make your phone calls and send your emails now.  The very survival of pregnancy care centers and therefore the lives they seek to save and minister to depend on it.

Please Pray. Pray for the defeat of SB501 in the House Committee on Health. “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5:16)

For You formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb.  I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:13-14a)

For life!

Barbara Ferraro
State Director
[email protected]
hi.cwfa.org

Wilma Youtz
Legislative Liaison
[email protected]

Liberty Students Travel to D.C. for Supreme Court Nominee Hearing

By | Virginia | No Comments

Liberty News reports:

“More than 90 Liberty University students traveled to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to show their support for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on the second day of his Senate hearings.

“Concerned Women for America (CWA), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization that strives to bring biblical principles into all levels of public policy, sponsored the trip and sent two buses filled with students.”

Click here to read the entire article.

State Director Submits Written Testimony to Committee Concerning Sex Trafficking

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Statement by Penelope A. Morrell, State Director, Concerned Women for America of Maine
To Members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
Regarding L.D. #250, “An Act to Increase the Penalty for Aggravated Sex Trafficking”
March 22, 2017

Chairs Sen. Rosen and Rep. Warren, and distinguished members of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, thank you for the opportunity to submit testimony on this legislation. I’m Penny Morrell, State Director of Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine.  CWA is the largest public policy women’s organization in the nation.

CWA of Maine supports L.D. #250.

Human trafficking and commercial sex exploitation are a violation of human rights and a form of sexual violence. It can happen to U.S. citizens and to non-citizens and to people of any gender, class, age, culture or race. Human trafficking is the act of compelling someone into labor (including commercial sex work) through force, fraud or coercion, for economic gain of a trafficker. Any minor in commercial sex work is a victim of human trafficking.

Here are some statistics taken from the Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

  • Prevalence of sex trafficking in Maine ranges between 200 and 300 cases annually.
  • The National Human Trafficking Hotline has reported over 311 calls from Maine since 2007 with 53 cases of trafficking identified.
  • Sexual assault support centers from every area of Maine report serving victims of sex trafficking and commercial sex exploitation.
  • Between 70-90% of commercially sexually exploited youth are survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

It’s way past time to get tough on this heinous behavior going on in our state and nation.  Government’s priority is to protect the lives of innocent citizens.  We believe increasing the penalty for such acts of aggravated sex trafficking will take a giant step in doing just that.

We urge this committee to vote “ought to pass”.   Thank you.

UPDATE: CWA of Hawaii Continues to Stand Up to Onslaught of Physician-Assisted Suicide Bills – Urgent Action Requested!

By | Hawaii | No Comments

CURRENT STATUS OF SB1129: On March 7, SB 1129 passed the Senate 22-3. It is now in the House. We just got word that it is scheduled for a hearing in the House Committee on Health this Thursday, March 23, at 8:30 a.m. A vote is expected. Click here to read the bill, note its sponsors, and track its status.

SB1129, Death with Dignity, “Establishes a death with dignity act under which a terminally ill adult resident may obtain a prescription for medication to end the patient’s life.”

The Sixth Commandment: “Thou shalt not murder,” (Exodus 20:13).

Please contact the members of the House Committee on Health today!

They can call it “death with dignity,” “medical aid in dying,” or “informed health care decision,” but suicide is still suicide, and murder is still murder — no matter how it’s spun!

Take Action: Contact each member of the House Committee on Health and ask them to vote “NO” on SB1129. Email each member, and then give them a call. Call and leave a message after hours if that works best for you. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Hawaii.

 Please Pray:  Please pray that the eyes of these committee members are opened to the reality of this legislation.  Pray SB1129 fails.

 CURRENT STATUS OF HB150, HB201 & HB550: They were referred to the House Committee on Health as well as the House Committee on Judiciary in January and, as of yet, there has been no action. Click on each bill above to read it, note its sponsors, and track its status. The official description of each can be found at the end of this e-alert.

Take Action: If you haven’t already taken action based on our February 14 e-alert, please do so now. Contact the members of each committee and ask them to vote “NO” on HB150, HB201, and HB550. Call and leave a message after hours if that works best for you. Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Hawaii. The House Committee on Heath members are, of course, listed above.  Here are the members of the House Committee on Judiciary:

Please Pray: Please pray that the eyes of these committee members are opened to the reality of this legislation. Pray that these bills will remain dead through the end of the 2017 state legislative session.

Here are just some of the many concerns we continue to have about physician-assisted suicide:

  • There are not sufficient safeguards against coercion and elder abuse. At least one-in-ten elderly people is the victim of domestic abuse, which is difficult for a health care provider to identify. Because any doctor can write a lethal prescription, an abuser can “doctor shop” until they find a provider willing to assist them in killing their victim.
  • Oregon, the first state to legalize assisted suicide, provides the most complete data available on the practice of assisted suicide in the United States. Oregon reports that the dominant reasons motivating patients to choose assisted suicide have nothing to do with pain management. The primary concerns center around having a disability: losing autonomy (92%), being less able to engage in activities making life enjoyable (90%), and losing dignity (79%). Fear of inadequate pain control is one of patients’ least cited reasons.
  • Modern medicine has made significant advances in pain control. Doctors now have a range of options to treat pain in terminally ill patients, including even palliative sedation as a last resort.

Though there are many sound academic reasons to oppose physician-assisted suicide, as believers, the most important reason is because God, and God alone, is the author of life.   We cannot take on the role of God and take life based on our inconsistent judgment.

The Official Description of HB150, HB201 & HB550:

  • HB150 – End of Life Option Act, “Establishes a person’s ability to choose the End of Life Option when afflicted with a terminal illness; provides safeguards for the affected person; and repeals penalties for participating in the End of Life Option Act.”
  • HB201 – Death with Dignity; Aid in Dying; Patient Choice; Physicians, “Allows a terminally ill adult with the capacity to make an informed healthcare decision to request a prescription for aid in dying medication from their attending physician to facilitate a peaceful death. Ensures that physicians who assist patients in obtaining aid in dying medication are not subject to civil or criminal liability.”
  • HB550 – Death with Dignity, “Authorizes terminally ill adults seeking to end their life to request lethal doses of medication from medical and osteopathic physicians.”

We don’t understand why God allows pain and suffering, but we know God is good; God is love, and His ways are higher than ours.  God has appointed a time for each of us to be born and to die.  He is with us in all things and has a purpose for every situation that comes our way. God has a plan for each and every one of us.

Please do all you can to support God’s gift to us: life.

Barbara Ferraro
State Director
CWA of Hawaii
P.O. Box 10732
Hilo, HI 96721
[email protected]
hi.cwfa.org
808-965-9834

Wilma Youtz
Legislative Liaison
CWA of Hawaii
[email protected]

The State of Hawaii Wants to Force Church to Put an Abortion Referral on Church Wall – watch video

By | Hawaii | No Comments

Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor:

“The Hawaii’s House of Representatives is trying to pass SB501 SD1 which would require limited service pregnancy centers to post an abortion referral sign on their walls or hand out where a client could obtain no or low cost abortions. This bill is will affect pro-life religious non-profits that receive no federal or state funds and charge nothing for their services.

“Our pro-life pregnancy center, A Place for Women in Waipio, is located in our church. The State of Hawaii wants to force Calvary Chapel Pearl Harbor to put an abortion referral on the church wall.”This is against our Church’s First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and religion. This bill could set a disturbing precedence for all churches in America.

“Stand up for your rights and the rights of the church by calling the Hawaii State Representatives and tell them you OPPOSE SB501.”

View excellent video statement.  Please like it!

Speak Now to Save Hawaii Pregnancy Care Centers – Oppose SB501 SD1

By | Hawaii | No Comments

 “For You formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb.

 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:13-14a)

SB501 SD1 “Requires all limited service pregnancy centers to disclose the availability of and enrollment information for reproductive health services; establishes privacy and disclosure requirements for individual records and information; authorizes civil penalties and civil actions for enforcement and remedy.”

Bottom line, pregnancy care centers will be required to provide information on local abortion clinics to their clients or break the law and face civil penalties and civil actions.

This bill is a battle for survival of the innocent unborn and the pregnancy care centers that advocate for them. Each pregnancy successfully carried to term is one less abortion to be performed.

Unfortunately, SB501 was passed by the Senate and moved to the House where the House Committee on Health has deferred it until 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21. Turnout and testimony at the hearing last Thursday was overwhelmingly in opposition, so the deferment indicates there is still a chance that committee members can be persuaded to vote NO on this bill. We must keep the pressure on!

Please Take Action Immediately. Contact each committee member and ask him/her to vote NO on SB501 SD1. Email each committee member and then give them a call. Feel free to call and leave a message after hours. Please act now; the hearing is 10:15 a.m. this Tuesday.

Consider the wise words of Proverbs 24:11, 12, “Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.  If you say, “Surely we did not know this,” Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?”

  1. Contact as many legislators as your time allows. Every contact you make counts!  Join the chorus in opposition to this bill.

House Committee on Health:

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Chair: [email protected]/ 586-9425

Rep. Bert Kobayashi, Vice Chair: [email protected] / 586-6310

Rep. Sharon E. Har: [email protected] / 586-8500

Rep. Dee Morikawa: [email protected] / 586-6280

Rep. Marcus Oshiro: [email protected] / 586-6700

Rep. Chris Todd: [email protected] / 586-8480

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola: [email protected] / 586-8465

  1. Please forward this e-alert to friends and family and ask them to pray and take action.
  1. Please click here for a printable copy of this e-alert and distribute. Consider handing it out at church this Sunday.

More about SB501 SD1:

  • Requires pregnancy care centers to do what is in direct opposition to the centers’ very mission.
  • Is an attack on religious freedom.
  • Is an attack on free speech.
  • Is a “one-way street” that imposes no such requirement on abortion providers to advertise the services of pregnancy care centers.
  • Seeks to further the agenda of abortion providers.

Know that this is not a two-way street.  There is no such law in the legislature being considered that requires abortion clinics to give information out about pregnancy care centers.

Please, make your phone calls and send your emails now.  The very survival of pregnancy care centers and therefore the lives they seek to save and minister to depend on it.

Please Pray. Pray for the defeat of SB501 in the House Committee on Health. “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” (James 5:16)

For life!

Barbara Ferraro
State Director
[email protected]
hi.cwfa.org
 

Wilma Youtz
Legislative Liaison
[email protected]