If you live in Hawaii this next story should bring a little bit of concern to you as a new report indicates that the Hawaii Senate just passed a bill that will force pro-life pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) to refer women to state-provided medical assistance programs which will include abortion. This new law is very troubling because one PRC in Hawaii is actually housed inside a church, meaning this law would mandate that this or any other church that is similar would be forced to post a notice referring women to a service which includes abortion.

“The Hawaii State Senate has tragically joined with California and Illinois to force pro-life pregnancy resource centers to become abortion referral agencies,” Tom Glessner, President, and CEO of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA), said in a statement. This is very disturbing for believers not just in Hawaii but around the nation because this basically means this law will go beyond free speech and squarely into violations of religious freedom, not just in general but against a church specifically.