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Missouri Lifeline
January 12, 2013  

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Dear Friend of Life,

Welcome to this week's edition of the Missouri Lifeline. 

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Pam Fichter
President, MRL

Poll: 56% Take Pro-Life Abortion Position, 80% Want More Limits  
As the United States is weeks away from marking the tragic 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion on demand throughout pregnancy, new polling data shows 80 percent of Americans want more limits on abortions...read more.

In Remembrance of the 40th Anniversary  
St. Louis 
Pro-Life Mass: 55,000,000 innocent unborn infants have been aborted since Roe v Wade in 1973. Join with other pro-life Catholics for a special pro-life Mass on January 19, 2013 at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis.

Arch Event: On Thursday, January 24th, 9:00 a.m., those traveling to the March for Life in Washington, DC will gather at the St. Louis Arch prior to departure.  Pro-life speakers, including Pam Fichter, President of Missouri Right to Life will address the crowd.  Public is invited.

Johnson County
Plan to attend the annual Candlelight Children's Memorial Service for Life, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, with a Mass celebrated by Father Bill Bartoul, at the Alumni University Chapel on the campus of the UCM in Warrensburg followed by a presentation by guest speaker, Jack Cashill, www.cashill.com.  Sponsored by Johnson County Chapter MRL, contact Tom Fitzpatrick for details: 660-238-5140 

Kansas City
Pro-Life Prayer Rally January 22nd noon to 1pm, Ilus Davis Park, 400 E 9th St - across from the Federal Courthouse.  

Indpendence MO 
Candlelight Vigil, 6-7pm Noland Rd & 24 Highway, Independence.  Sponsored by Independence Chapter MRL. Contact Steve & Ellen Bishop for details: 816-650-3588


A Benefit, "A Night of Comedy and Grace" will be held Saturday, January 19th, at 7:00 pm at Lees Summit Community Church to help raise money for Mother's Refuge  and the Missouri Alliance for Life . .  Mother's Refuge was was destroyed by fire on October 8th 2012. The Alliance for Life is a coalition of pregnancy help centers and maternity homes from across the state of Missouri. 


Sanctity of Life Service - Red Bridge Baptist Church - at 6:00 p.m.on January 20th at Red Bridge Baptist Church, 4901 Red Bridge Road, just west of south 71 Highway co-sponsored by Calvary Bible College.  The lawn is to be covered with pink and blue crosses.

Benedictine College, Atchison, KS
Education Forum, January 22, 2013, 7-8 PM
McAllister Board Room, Ferrell Academic Center, 1020 N 2nd St.  3 Post-abortive women share their experiences.

Jefferson City
Midwest March For Life and Banquet, January 18 and 19.  Join with other pro-lifers from across Missouri.  Friday evening will be a banquet featuring speaker David Bereit, National Director, 40 Days for Life.  Saturday, 10:00 am will be the March and Rally. Here for Details.

The Redeem the Day rally will take place at The Courageous Church-2848 N. Broadway (Corner of Broadway and Evergreen) Springfield, MO. Tuesday January 22nd, 2013 7-9pm. More information can be found on the Redeem Day Facebook page

TIME Magazine Story Laments Decline of Pro-Abortion Movement  
Writing in the January 14, 2013, issue of TIME Magazine, journalist Kate Pickert documents the hard-fought victories the pro-life movement has experienced in state legislatures over the past two decades. In "What Choice? Why Abortion-Rights Activists Have Been Losing Ever Since Roe v. Wade," Pickert observes,"[A]t the state level, abortion-rights activists are unequivocally losing."...read more.

House Attempts to Use New Rules to Prevent IPAB from Rationing Healthcare 
Late last week, House Republicans passed a package of rules that will guide the next (113th) Congress. Contained within these rules was a simple provision stating that "[The] Independent Payment Advisory Board ... shall not apply in the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress."...read more.

A Nation Rises - March for Life 
Pro-abortion President Obama ironically defends the lives of children. Click the image below to watch the video.




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