By Katie Franklin An investigation of complaints made against the state of Hawaii came to a close this month after Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors issued a memorandum stating that her department will not enforce a controversial law that sparked complaints of discrimination by pro-life pregnancy help centers. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which …Continue reading "Hawaii Protects Conscience Rights for Pro-life Pregnancy Centers Following Investigation for Discrimination by Trump Administration"
By Calvin Freiburger HONOLULU, Hawaii – Pro-life pregnancy centers in Hawaii cannot be forced to tell women how to get abortion referrals or financial assistance for abortions, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii ruled Thursday. Democrat Gov. David Ige signed SB 501, or Act 200, into law in July 2017. It required …Continue reading "Court strikes down Hawaii law forcing pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortions"
By Katie Franklin In yet another victory for free speech, last week a federal district court struck down a Hawaii law forcing pregnancy centers and pro-life doctors to advertise for abortion. The ruling marks the latest development since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a similarly unconstitutional California law in NIFLA v. Becerra this June. “Hawaii’s law …Continue reading "Federal District Court Strikes Down Hawaii Law Targeting Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers"
ADF attorneys filed complaint over violations of federal conscience protections Editor’s note. This update was provided by the Alliance Defending Freedom [ADF] WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to investigate the state of Hawaii for forcing pregnancy centers and pro-life doctors to advertise for the abortion industry. The federal …Continue reading "HHS agrees to investigate Hawaii for forcing pregnancy centers, doctors to promote abortion"
By SPUC—the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children Yesterday, Governor David Ige signed into law House Bill 2739, which “establishes a regulated process under which an adult resident of the State with a medically confirmed terminal disease and less than six months to live may choose to obtain a prescription for medication to end the …Continue reading "Hawaii legalises assisted suicide"
Committee member complains he never saw text of amended bill By Alex Schadenberg, Executive Director, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition I have very bad news from Hawaii. After a five-hour hearing on Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee voted (7-1) and House Health and Human Services Committee voted (4 -1) in support of assisted suicide bill HB 2739. …Continue reading "Hawaii assisted suicide bill passes two House committees"
By Dave Andrusko Whenever you read the name Gynuity, know it is a “research and technical assistance” organization specifically devoted to bringing products such as chemical abortions [RU-486]to the world. And that would often involve what proponents call “telemedicine,” or, if they are more honest, “tele-abortions,” and what critics, such as National Right to Life, …Continue reading "Hawaii one of four pilot programs to increase webcam abortions"
By Jay Hobbs Arguing before a federal court Friday in Honolulu, attorneys with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) called on the judiciary to hold off enforcement of a 2017 Hawaii state law that forces pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise taxpayer-funded abortions to clients. The law, which applies to five locally run and funded pregnancy centers—including one …Continue reading "Hawaii Pregnancy Centers Call on Judiciary to Uphold Free Speech Rights"
Editor’s note. This update was provided by the Alliance Defending Freedom. WASHINGTON – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed complaints Monday with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on behalf of pregnancy care centers and pro-life doctors in Illinois and Hawaii who are being forced to advertise for the abortion industry. The federal Church …Continue reading "Illinois, Hawaii put federal funding in jeopardy by forcing pregnancy centers, doctors to promote abortion"
By Jay Hobbs All five of Hawaii’s pro-life pregnancy centers will be forced to choose between advertising free abortions and defying the state’s demands starting Wednesday, after Gov. David Ige allowed a mandatory disclaimer bill to become law Tuesday night. Mirroring a 2015 California law, Hawaii’s edict forces locally funded pregnancy centers to post and …Continue reading "Hawaii to Force Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers to Advertise Free Abortions"
By Jay Hobbs Determined on forcing pro-life Hawaiians to speak a pro-abortion message, lawmakers in the Aloha State are ignoring advice from their own attorney general’s office, which contends the Hawaiian Senate is already trampling on its citizens’ free speech. First reported by Honolulu Civil Beat, the state’s senate president is overriding concerns from the …Continue reading "Hawaii’s Lower House to Vote on Anti Free-Speech Bill in spite of State AG’s Concerns"
By Dave Andrusko Following a nearly six-month-long trial and a near-hung jury, Steven Capobianco was sentenced Friday to life in prison with the possibility of parole for murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend on Maui. During the sentence hearing Second Circuit Chief Judge Joseph Cardoza told Capobianco, “Your actions were senseless, cold, calculated and self-centered, and for …Continue reading "Man who murdered pregnant ex-girlfriend sentenced to life in prison"