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CWA of Hawaii Celebrates Answered Prayer!

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Aloha,

I wanted to notify you about an answer to prayer.  One, as you know, that I have been praying about for the past eight or more years.

As of this month, we now have a CWA of Hawaii Legislative Liaison, Wilma Youtz!  I could not be more excited and grateful to God. Please join me in thanking the Lord for this immense blessing!

Wilma will be putting together legislative e-alerts so that we can pray and take action, speaking on behalf of CWA of Hawaii at the State Capitol and building relationships with legislators.  Wilma is well-qualified and I have no doubt that she is the answer to many years of prayer.

Wilma lives on Oahu and will do an outstanding job.  She has a heart for the Lord and for what CWA of Hawaii wants to accomplish.

Please keep Wilma in your prayers and ask the Lord to give her wisdom, strength, courage and strategy in every issue she works on.  May His Word be her guide.

God bless,

Barbara J Ferraro
State Director
CWA of Hawaii
P.O. Box 10732
Hilo, HI  96721-5732
(808)965-9834
hi.cwfa.org

CWA of Hawaii Stands Up to Onslaught of Physician-Assisted Suicide Bills – Join Us!

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Updated & Revised: CWA of Hawaii Stands Up to Onslaught of Physician-Assisted Suicide Bills – Join Us!

A special thanks to all of you that took action on these pieces of legislation that we alerted you to last week.  Every phone call and email is desperately needed.  If you have not made contact with the legislators below, please do so as soon as possible.

Update: We just got word that SB 1129 is expected to be voted on tomorrow.  The rest could be any day as well, so all calls/emails are needed now.

Revision: There was a typo in the previous e-alert concerning HB 150.  Be sure to use this e-alert when you pray and take action.

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You can call it “death with dignity,” “medical aid in dying” or “informed healthcare decision”, but suicide is still suicide no matter how you spin it!

There are currently six pro-suicide bills in our legislature right now that CWA of Hawaii is taking a stand on.  All have been referred to committees.  Unfortunately there is much support for these bills.  Therefore, now more than ever, each committee member needs to hear a message loud and clear from the citizens of Hawaii that we do not support these deadly pro-suicide bills.

Here are just some of the many concerns we 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 healthcare 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 individuals primarily choose assisted suicide because of reasons related to a disability: loss of autonomy, loss of enjoyable life activities and loss of dignity.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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.

SENATE BILLS:

Death with Dignity, SB 1129, “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.”

  • Click here to read the bill, note sponsors and to track its status.

Medical Aid in Dying, SB 357, “Authorizes a terminally ill adult with the capacity to make an informed health care decision to request a prescription for aid in dying medication from their attending physician to facilitate a peaceful death.  Establishes that an attending physician determines a terminally ill adult’s capacity to make an informed health care decision.  Establishes that medical aid in dying does not constitute euthanasia, suicide, homicide, elder abuse or neglect, or cause a person to be considered a danger to self. Protects physicians who assist patients in obtaining aid in dying medication from civil or criminal liability.  Makes it a felony to coerce an individual to request medication for the purpose of ending his or her life or to conceal a rescission of such request.”

  • Click here to read the bill, note sponsors and to track its status.

Current Status of SB 1129 and SB 357:  Both have been referred to the Senate Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health (CPH) Committee as well as the Senate Judiciary and Labor (JDL) Committee.

Action: Contact the members in both of these committees by clicking on the committee names above.  Ask them to vote “NO” on SB 1129 and SB 357.  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Hawaii.

Prayer: Please pray for each of the committee members as you contact them.  Pray that SB1129 and SB357 will fail in both of these committees.

HOUSE BILLS:

Death with Dignity, HB 201, “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.”

  • Click here to read the bill and to track its status.

Death with Dignity, HB 550, “Authorizes terminally ill adults seeking to end their life to request lethal doses of medication from medical and osteopathic physicians.”

  • Click here to read the bill, note sponsors and to track its status.

Current Status of HB 201 and HB 550:  Have been referred to the House Health (HLT) Committee as well as the House Judiciary (JUD) Committee.

Action: Contact the members in both of these committees by clicking on the committee names above.  Ask them to vote “NO” on HB 201 and HB 550.  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Hawaii.

Prayer: Please pray for each of the committee members as you contact them.  Pray that HB 201 will fail in both of these committees.

End of Life Option, HB 150, “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.”

  • Click here to read the bill, note its sponsors and track its status.

Current Status of HB 150:  Has been referred to the House Health (HLT) Committee as well as the House Judiciary (JUD) Committee.

Action: Contact the members in both of these committees by clicking on the committee names above.  Ask them to vote “NO” on HB 150.  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Hawaii.

Prayer: Please pray for each of the committee members as you contact them.  Pray that HB 150 will fail in both of these committees.

For Life!

Barbara Ferraro
State Director
CWA of Hawaii
P.O. Box 10732
Hilo, HI 96721
[email protected]
http://hi.cwfa.org

808-965-9834

Update on Hawaii Pro-Abortion Bill Against Pregnancy Care Centers. Your Prayers and Actions are Needed!

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First, a special thank you to those that prayed and took action on our last e-alert concerning HB663 and SB501.  It is vital that we oppose this legislation every step of the way. View our last e-alert for more information on these bills.

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?”

Crisis pregnancy centers are called to do their part to deliver the unborn who are being drawn to slaughter.  They give the mothers alternatives of life.  This legislation would dictate that they be in option to the Word of God.

This is an issue of life and death as well as religious freedom.

House Bill HB663 passed the House Committee on Health February 7 and is now in the House Committee on Judiciary.

SB501 passed out of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor and will now go before the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

These votes could come up any day so please pray and take action immediately.

Take Action:

  1. Contact the members of the House Committee on Judiciary.  Ask each member to oppose HB663. Click here for the members’ names and contact information. Feel free to leave a message after hours.  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Hawaii.
  2. Contact the members on the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.  Ask each member to oppose SB501. Click here for the members’ names and contact information. Feel free to leave a message after hours.  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Hawaii.
  3. In addition, if time allows, please contact those on the previous committees that voted against this horrendous legislation. Thank them for their wisdom and courage.  Click on each name below for their contact information.

HB663 – Rep. Sharon Har (D-District 42), Rep. Marcus Oshiro (D-District 3), and Rep. Andria Tupola (R-District 43)

SB501 – Sen. Mike Gabbard (D-District 20)

  1. Please forward this e-alert on to friends and family and ask them to pray and act on this legislation.

Pray for each member by name on these committees. Pray they will understand that these centers are helping women in difficult situations at NO cost to taxpayers and that we should help, not harm, their efforts.

Pro-life counterparts in California warn that passage of these bills will open doors for lawsuits as it has done in California.  If these bills pass, it would force pro-life community pregnancy help centers to not only provide information about available abortion services, but promote abortion as an option.  Many of these pregnancy centers are operated by Christian ministries and have deep religious objections to the abortion practice.

For life!

Barbara J. Ferraro
State Director
CWA of Hawaii
[email protected]
hi.cwfa.org

Urgent Hawaii Alert: Call Your Legislator Now to Protect Pregnancy Care Centers!

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Let’s stop this attack on crisis pregnancy centers that are trying to save lives!

House Bill HB 663 and Senate Bill SB 501 are in the works; they will harm crisis pregnancy centers, and the bills have continued to advance.   HB 663 will come before the House Committee on Health TOMORROW, February 7.   SB 501 has been passed out of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor with amendments; no date has been set for senate to vote.

Take Action:

  1. Today or first thing tomorrow morning (before 9:30 a.m.), contact the members of the House Health Committee.  Ask him/her to oppose HB 663. Click here for the members’ names and contact information. Feel free to leave a message after hours.  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Hawaii.
  2. Contact your Senator and ask him/her to oppose SB501.  If you don’t know who your senator is or how to contact them, simply click here, go to the upper right hand corner of the page and fill in your street name next to “Find Your Legislator.”  Be sure to let them know that you are a member of Concerned Women for America of Hawaii.
  3. Please forward this e-alert on to friends and family.

 Pray that our members of the legislature will understand that these centers are helping women in difficult situations at NO cost to taxpayers and that we should help, not harm, their efforts.

Background: HB 663 and SB 501 are an attack on the free speech rights of crisis pregnancy centers.  This legislation “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.”

This means that these underfunded charities may have to pay hefty financial penalties if they refuse to follow these absurd and unnecessary regulations.

CPC’s, who already struggle to stay afloat, quite literally rescue women and babies from the claws of death and despair. These centers are typically volunteer-run, donation-based, life-embracing charities that will now have to promote state-assisted abortion or pay bundles out of their shallow budgets if they don’t comply. Please help us make sure that doesn’t happen.

Merry Christmas from CWA of Hawaii & 2016 in Review

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Dear CWA friend,

Peace and blessings to you during this glorious Christmas season and for the New Year to come.

This country is has a new President-elect in Donald Trump, and I encourage you all to keep him, his family, his transition team and all the nominated cabinet members in your prayers.

As I look back, it is incredible to see what God has done this past year through your faithful support and encouragement. New members have come on board and we held a total of three CWA informational meetings; I spoke at a gathering of women on Maui twice, sent out several letters to the editor, and volunteered along with a CWA member at Franklin Graham’s Decision America event in Honolulu; I participated in a Christian women’s gathering in Kona with YWAM, attended the opening session of our state legislature, participated in the March for Life, started regularly standing with others outside our local Surgical Center in Hilo against the abortions being done there, and attended the second Road to Majority Conference and Leadership Training in D.C., put on by CWA and Faith and Freedom. We were blessed to hear speakers like Dr. Carson, President-Elect Donald Trump and many other incredible conservative and pro-life speakers at that extraordinary event.

This coming year, I am planning on doing a monthly update so that you will be better informed on what is happening here in our state concerning the issues that are important to you and how you can pray and take action on them.

Please join us in this year’s endeavors! There are several ways to get involved with CWA of Hawaii. Here are just a few:

  • Attend the March for Life on January 20 in Oahu at the Hawaii State Capitol from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Look for CWA of Hawaii signs and join us as we march. I plan to participate and I will also attend the opening session of our State Legislature on January 18.
  • Sign up for our Encourage-A-Legislator Program. We are looking for women and men who are willing to pray for a state legislator, our Governor, Lt. Governor or one of the U.S. members of Congress. Those who are assigned to a state legislator will send him/her a postcard once a week during the four-month state legislative session. Those who are assigned to the Governor, Lt. Governor or a U.S. member of Congress, will send him/her a postcard once a month, after the state legislative session closes. We provide the postcards with a Scripture and/or historical quote; you provide a few words of encouragement, sign your name, affix a stamp, and put it in the mail. It’s easy!  Contact me by January 15 if you would like to be a part of this program. Click here for brochure.
  • Participate in or start a CWA Prayer/Action Chapter. Consider starting or joining an existing Prayer/Action Chapter in your community. “Prayer/Action Chapters are the backbone of Concerned Women for America.” -Beverly LaHaye.
  • Respond to our e-alerts. Be sure to pray and take action on all the e-alerts we send out. It is crucial to our effectiveness. If you aren’t currently signed up, you can do so by visiting org and filling out the fields under “Stay Informed.”
  • Consider the leadership position of Legislative Liaison. We are in great need of a volunteer who has an interest in state legislation.
  • Please pray for CWA’s role in Hawaii as well as your role in CWA of Hawaii in 2017. If you’d be so kind, we would love for you to commit to praying for CWA of Hawaii on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Pray the Lord guides and gives us success in the areas in which we apply ourselves.

You are needed! Together we can be that steady force of prayerful people who are unwavering in our assurance that God reigns and through Him all is achieved.

We are continually grateful for those who give to the work of CWA of Hawaii. Because CWA of Hawaii is run by volunteers, all donations go straight into the work at hand. Prayerfully consider blessing CWA of Hawaii with a tax-deductible gift. Here are a couple areas where funds are needed:

  • Travel to and from the other Islands to either host meetings or to attend various events in cooperation with other pro-life/pro-family organizations.
  • Printing letters, bulletin inserts, CWA of Hawaii stationery, and flyers for meetings or events; ordering of brochures, signs and banners; postage for mailings and other items as needed.

To contribute please send a check written out to “Concerned Women for America” and put “CWA of Hawaii” in the memo line. Send it to CWA of Hawaii, P.O. Box 10732, Hilo, HI 96721.  Or, click here to donate online. Now, if you receive a mailing from CWA national, and would like your contribution to go to the work of CWA of Hawaii, then simply note that on the reply form.

We so appreciate you, your participation at our events, your encouragement to us during the year, your partnering with us financially, and your diligent responses to our e-alerts. But, most of all, we thank you for your prayers.

May you all have a very blessed and wonderful Christmas and experience the peace that surpasses all understanding!

In His service,

Barbara J. Ferraro

State Director
CWA of Hawaii
[email protected]
hi.cwfa.org
808-965-9834

Join CWA of Hawaii’s Encourage-A-Legislator Project!

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“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”  I Timothy 2:1-2

We are setting up our Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Project for this coming state legislative session once again. Our prayer is that those who took part last year will be willing and eager to do it again this year and that we will have many new encouragers as well.

If you have not participated in our EAL Project in the past, know that this project is focused solely on prayer and encouragement to our state legislators.  Participants simply pray for an assigned legislator every day of the legislative session and send a postcard once a week to their assigned legislator with encouraging words letting them know that they are being prayed for each day. The 2016 legislative session goes from January 18 to the beginning of May.  This is not a lobbying effort but a ministry to the legislators.  Whether a legislator is a believer, non-believer, conservative, liberal, democrat, republican, independent or other, they are in desperate need of prayer.  This 2016 legislative session, CWA of Hawaii plans to deliver those prayers.

Once signed up, participants receive a packet with the name and biography of their assigned legislator, one EAL postcard for every week of the legislative session, suggestions to write on the postcard (optional) and the dates on which to send the postcards.

Seen or unseen, prayer always has a significant impact. Year after year we receive letters of appreciation from the legislators expressing their gratitude for the many postcards of prayer and encouragement.  They often communicate how they need and want to be upheld in prayer as they serve the people of Hawaii.

Sign up today by e-mailing me at [email protected] or give me a call at 808-965-9834.  I will need your name, address, phone number and how many legislators you would like to encourage.

Click here for flyer.  Print and distribute freely.

Please forward this on to friends and family who you think may be interested in participating.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Praying along with you,

Barbara J. Ferraro
State Director
CWA of Hawaii
808-965-9834
[email protected]
http://hi.cwfa.org

Hawaii Election Resources and More!

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Dear Friend,

“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.” Proverbs 29:2

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how important the election is this year! So much is at stake! It is important that we as Christians get out and vote our Biblical values. As believers we must do all we can to positively affect legislation in our great state and nation.

The elections will not only determine our next President, but also who will win the gubernatorial, senatorial and congressional races. To help your decisions at the poll, I have included a handful of helpful resources throughout this e-alert.  Please prayerfully consider all of this information and forward it on to like-minded family and friends. 

What party best represents you?  You decide.  We have put together two Party Platform Comparison documents that I am sure you will find very helpful:

The presidential race is of immense importance. The next president will be choosing the next U.S. Supreme Court justice/justices as well as up to four more that will be within retirement age within the next four to eight years.  And, let us not forget that he/she will be selecting 55 U.S. Courts of Appeals Judges, 268 U.S. District Court Judges and there are currently 90 Federal Judicial vacancies.  CWA has put together a two-minute and 20-second video that will help you to understand the impact the next president will have on the country’s judicial system for generations to come.

Hawaii Office of Elections website.  This site is extremely helpful in answering all of your questions pertaining to voting in North Carolina:

Important Dates and deadlines:

  • Tuesday, Oct 25:      Early voting period begins (One Stop Voting)
  • Tuesday, Nov 1:        Last day to request absentee ballot by mail from the Clerk’s Office
  • Saturday, Nov 5:       Early voting period ends at 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, Nov 7:         (Military & Overseas) Last day to request absentee ballot by mail
  • Tuesday, Nov 8:        Deadline for absentee ballot request to be received
  • Tuesday, Nov 8:        2016 Statewide November General Election

The most important thing we can do is to pray! God will direct our paths as we study the candidates and the platform.

Please jump in at any time to join CWA’s 30 Day Prayer Challenge, there are still two weeks left.  Sign up today!

30 Day Prayer Challenge
Please pray the following Scriptures for the Lord’s direction as you vote:

“Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.” Exodus 18:21

“Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren?” 1 Corinthians 6:1-5

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2

Again, be sure to pass this on to like-minded friends and family.

Thank you for taking the time to consider all of this information.  May the Lord be with you on November 8.

For Liberty and Truth,

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

Transgender Bathrooms in Hawaii’s Public Schools? Not On Our Watch.

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Parents: The safety and privacy of your children is in great peril!

On Friday, May 13, the Obama administration issued orders calling for all public schools and universities to permit transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms corresponding to their gender identity instead of their biological sex. This lawless directive – which came in a letter signed by officials with the Departments of Education and Justice — does not have the authority of law –but does contain an implicit threat: schools that do not abide by the Obama administration orders could face lawsuits or loss of federal funds under Title IX.

The Obama Administration has once again overstepped legal boundaries by redefining the scope and reach of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Obama administration has deemed “sex” an elastic term, and regards “gender” (how one feels) synonymous with “sex” (biology), and is now aggressively embedding “gender” as a part of federal policy, including Title IX funding. Lawmakers who drafted Titles VII and Title IX never even considered that the term “sex” would be anything other than biological sex. With this directive, Obama is slapping the heavy hand of government on local schools. He is using our children as pawns to accomplish his goals of social reengineering

The absurdity of girls and boys having to share the same bathrooms, lockers and showers did not go unnoticed by the ultra-left Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Writing for the Washington Post, Ginsburg acknowledges, “Separate places to disrobe, sleep, perform personal bodily functions are permitted, in some situations required, by regard for individual privacy.”

As the State Director for Concerned Women for America of Hawaii I am gravely concerned about how this dictatorial order will impact the privacy and safety of Hawaii students. I know that there are not enough adults in a school building to supervise restrooms and locker rooms.  No one will be able to fully protect your children.

Consider what is happening in Palatine, Illinois. In late 2015, a Palatine high school caved to the threats of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to strip federal funding if the school did not allow a transgender boy to have full access to the girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms and showers.   Because the school acquiesced to the federal government, 51 families have filed a federal lawsuit against the ED attempting to reverse the policy. The impact this policy is having on the girls who attend this high school is heart wrenching.  According to the lawsuit, “Every day these girls go to school, they experience embarrassment, humiliation, anxiety, fear, apprehension, stress, degradation, and loss of dignity because they will have to use the locker room and restroom with a biological male. They are afraid of being seen by, and being forced to share intimate spaces with a male while they are in various states of undress. These girls are also afraid they will have to see a male in a state of undress.”

So far, governors and state leaders in twelve states have begun to push back against this outrageous and incredibly dangerous order. HAWAII IS NOT ON THE LIST.  At the time of this writing, no one from the Hawaii government or DOE has made any statement.  Gov. David Y. Ige and  Attorney General David M. Louie, and the 11 State Board of Education members have remained silent. And to be silent is to be complicit.  Local school systems are responding by saying they will have to read over the order to determine how they will respond.  What is there to “think about?” They just need to shred the document.

Please take action.

1. It is imperative that our state leaders  hear from us TODAY.  Would you call the following people and urge them to refuse to comply with the Obama directive, even if it means losing federal dollars or the threat of a lawsuit?  We cannot sacrifice our children and grandchildren on the altar of the money.

Gov. David Y. Ige
Click here to email.

Attorney General Douglas E. Chin
808-586-1500 and/or click here to email.

State Department of Education Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi
808-586-3314 and/or click here to email. Address your comments to Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi.

State Board of Education Chairman Lance A. Mizumoto
808-586-3334 and/or click here to email.

2. Contact both your local school superintendent and school board member. Show up at the next regularly scheduled board meeting and speak in opposition to the Obama directive.

Please pray that our leaders will have the courage to resist manipulation, pressure and the fear of man.  Proverbs 29:25 tells us, “The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe.”  2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

Valuable resource: Male and Female Identity in a Sexually Confused World
Aligning ourselves with God’s plan for man and woman is the solution side of the problem.  Let us pray deeply for the ability to live into our male and female identity with more fullness, that we might offer a restorative picture for all of the world.  Read more here.

Hawaii Senators Propose Resolutions Praising Planned Parenthood

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There are two resolutions set to be heard this Wednesday in committee at our state capitol that commend Planned Parenthood when they should be condemning them.

SCR85 / SR56: “Affirming the state of Hawaii’s support of Planned Parenthood, recognizing its vital role in providing health care, and denouncing violence towards abortion providers and their patients.”

Even though these resolutions do not have any power of law behind them, the state senators proposing them should be ashamed of such a statement of support for this organization of death.  The very thing this resolution proposes to oppose (violence) it advocates on an incomprehensible scale – the snuffing out of little boys and girls to the tune of over 300,000 per year across the country in horrifically violent ways.

The Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health has scheduled a public hearing this Wednesday, March 23 at 9:30 a.m.

Sponsors of SCR85 and SR56:

Sen. Rosalyn H. Baker (D-District 6)
808-586-6070
[email protected]

Sen. Laura H. Thielen (D-District 25)
808-587-8388
[email protected]

Sen. Jill N. Tokuda (D-District 24)
808-587-7215
[email protected]

Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland (D-District 13)
808-586-6130
[email protected]

Sen. Lorraine R. Inouye (D-District 4)
808-586-7335
[email protected]

Sen. Michelle N. Kidani (D-District 18)
808-586-7100
[email protected]

Sen. Donna Mercado Kim (D-District 14)
808-587-7200
[email protected]

Sen. Maile S.L. Shimabukuro (D-District 21)
808-586-7793
[email protected]

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.” (Ephesians 5:11-13)

Take Action:

  1. Call and/or e-mail the Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health and ask them to vote NO on SCR85 and SR56.  Click here for their names and contact information.
  2. If your senator is listed above, call and/or e-mail her and respectfully express your displeasure with her decision to support resolutions SCR85 and SR56. Click here to find out who your senator is.  Fill in the “Find Your Legislator” field.
  3. Submit testimony.  Click here and click on “Submit Testimony” for SCR85.  Then click here and click on “Submit Testimony” for SR56. (Testimonies are due today by 9:30 a.m.)
  4. Forward this e-alert on to like-minded friends and family now.  Ask them to pray and take action.

Prayer:  Ask the Lord to thwart the plans of those attempting to give honor to Planned Parenthood.  Ask the Lord to touch those same hearts with the truth of His love for them.

Want to read more about Planned Parenthood?  Click here to read the facts.