Thanks, Governor Lingle!
Governor Linda Lingle has placed HB 1830 on her list of potential
bills that she will veto. She has until July 10th to act on this
list. After this date, the legislature may call a special session in
order to try and override any of the governor's vetoes. HB 1830,
known as the Safe Haven bill, would legalize the anonymous abandonment
of infants which directly brings about the theft of these babies'
I firmly support Governor Lingle, as does my group, Bastard Nation:
The Adoptee Rights Organization. I send my most heartfelt thanks to
the governor for holding firm on the subject of Safe Havens. Governor
Lingle truly understands the underlying issues of safe havens. She has
insight into the problems that would arise as a result of a safe haven
law and she has the courage to stand up for her convictions.
Governor Linda Lingle has the best interests of Hawaii's families at
heart. She has her finger on the pulse of the people. She had a 71%
approval rate in 2005, 12th highest in the nation. Last year she was
reelected to the governor's office by the largest margin in the
state's history, 67% - 35%.
The people trust Governor Lingle. She knows that the citizens of
Hawaii will consider anonymous baby dumping an unacceptable practice.
Governor Lingle's veto will maintain the status quo – Hawaiian
families already know how to take care of children who cannot be
raised by their biological parents. They do not want or need safe
If you agree with Governor Lingle's position on safe havens, why not
drop her a note and thank her. Tell her that she has your support.
She needs to hear from all of us who have been directly affected by
identity theft. Here's her address.
The Honorable Linda Lingle
Governor, State of Hawaii
Hololulu, Hawaii 96813
Phone: (808) 586-0034
Fax: (808) 586- 0006