Hawaii May Introduce Vaccine Passport for Inter-Island Travel.

The state of Hawaii is considering the adoption of a “proof-of-vaccination requirement for inter-island travel” (a COVID-19 vaccine passport). “I would love to pilot it in mid-April with the cards at least for inter-island travel,” Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green said Tuesday to KHON-TV. He also said that state authorities are looking to develop an app to verify traveler vaccination with a local developer. Green tried to assure Hawaiians that the passport would not unduly violate privacy: “They would be able to verify the health record, they would then encrypt it so people can’t steal someone’s health record. Although really, all

Hawaii Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers Secure Important Court Victory

The pro-life movement had a major victory last week in an unexpected state: Hawaii. A federal judge struck down a recently passed Hawaii law that required pregnancy centers to notify their clients of state-funded “comprehensive family planning services.” This meant that pro-life pregnancy centers were required to give notification of programs offering abortions. “Hawaii’s pro-life, nonprofit pregnancy centers offer free practical resources, information, and emotional support to women — no matter what choices those women make,” stated Derald Skinner. Skinner is the president of “A Place for Women in Waipio,” one of the pregnancy centers involved in the case. The

Do People Need Protection from Mobile Games? One State Thinks So.

This article is part of a series focusing on Lens of Liberty, a project of the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation. In her Liberty Minute titled “Serve Yourself,” Helen Krieble discusses an example of two states’ governments overstepping their bounds in the name of protecting their citizens: I can remember when gas stations had both self service and full service islands, and many drivers enjoyed the full service choice. Attendants would run out to the car, pump the gas, air up your tires, wash the windshield, and check the oil. When consumers found that self-service resulted in cheaper gas though, most

Culture of Death Advances in Hawaii

While the pro-life cause has had many reasons to celebrate in recent months, two new controversial bills being considered by the Hawaii state legislature should serve as a warning for how much life is still under threat across the country. The first bill in question, legislation which would legalize physician-assisted suicide, passed overwhelmingly in Hawaii’s state Senate last week and will now move to the state House of Representatives. Specifically, the bill would allow terminally ill patients who are determined to have 6 months or less to live, to request a lethal dose of medication. The Catholic Church is among