Abortion in Hawai’i

Janet Grace-Hochberg

In Hawai’i, Americans United for Life ranks Hawaii as #45 in the nation.  Hawaii lacks the most basic protections for women and unborn children. The state fails to require informed consent for abortion, to mandate parental involvement in a minor’s abortion decision, or to ensure that abortion clinics meet minimum health and safety standards. Hawaii also fails to protect unborn victims of violence and to ban destructive embryo research or human cloning.

We encourage you to listen to our podcast this week as Janet Grace-Hochberg and I discuss abortion and the state of “life” in Hawaii.  This four-part interview is not something you will hear anywhere else.  Check back to this page every Friday for the new edition of this 4-part interview.


PART ONE: Abortion in Hawai’i (November 10, 2017)

Join the conversation as Janet Grace-Hochberg talks about the issue of abortion in Hawai’i.  It’s time to start having the conversation with our keiki from a faith-based perspective.

PART TWO: Hawaii Becomes First in the Nation (November 17, 2017)

House Bill 61, relating to Hawaii’s century-old abortion law, became Act 1 of 1970.  Governor John Burns, a Roman Catholic, allowed the bill to become law without his signature.  At the time, explaining how he could do so as a Catholic, wrote, he “must never let his private political and religious convictions unduly influence his judgement as Governor of ALL the people.  He must be profoundly conscious of the meaning of the words, “the common good.” ”
[Honolulu Star Bulletin, March 11, 1970 D-8]


PART THREE: Life After an Abortion (November 24, 2017)

Where can women go when they need healing after an abortion? (Click here for faith-based resources in Hawai’i).  Listen to this week’s podcast as the discussion continues on the hard choices that women have to make when faced with an unplanned pregnancy.  Note on podcast: The recording included is credited to Life Dynamics.

PART FOUR: Where do we go from here? (December 1, 2017)

Let there be life!  There are so many ways that the pro-life community in Hawai’i can make a difference.  40 Days for Life, the Annual March for Life, Students for Life, and Respect Life month are just a few of the events discussed.  Who is the Hawaii Life Alliance?  Listen to this podcast and find out how you can celebrate and promote life in Hawai’i.  Do you have LIFE TESTIMONY?  Post it here.