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Missouri Lifeline
February 1, 2013  

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Dear Friend of Life,

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

I hope you'll find this update useful and informative. Please use the convenient forward option below or the social media buttons above to pass this information along to family and friends. For even more information on news and events, follow us on Twitter and Facebook using the links in the side-bar.   

Pam Fichter
President, MRL

 

Strong Bipartisan Support Shown for Pro-Life Bills
HB 400 & SB 175 establishes the requirements for the administration of RU-486 and other abortion-inducing drugs and chemicals.  This legislation would ensure that abortions are not done by a video conferencing system where the abortionist is located at one location and uses a closed circuit TV to talk with a woman who is at another location over a computer video screen.  Planned Parenthood, as close as Iowa, has formulated the web-cam abortion scheme and mandated that all of its family planning clinics participate.  We want to prevent the abortion industry from opening up RU-486 abortion dispensaries across the state of Missouri.  HB 400 is sponsored by Representative Jeanie Riddle and 114 other House members (a veto proof bi-partisan majority), SB 175 is sponsored by Senator Wayne Wallingford.

See Complete Legislative Update Here

 

Phone Calls Needed to MO House and Senate Members  Calls are needed to your Representative regarding Economic Development bills and to the Senate Joint Rules, Resolutions and Ethics Committee to Oppose the so-called ERA.
 
See Details Here.
Identify legislators and get contact info: Senators and Representatives

 

Obama Admin Releases Revised Rules for HHS Mandate   
Legal analysts are scrambling today to make sense of new regulations released by the Obama administration that purport to provide a broader opt-out for religious organizations opposed to the HHS birth control mandate.George

However, conservative groups are approaching the revised rules warily, after a previous "accommodation" announced by the Obama administration was widely denounced as an accounting gimmick...read more.

Click here for more analysis on this proposal. 

 

Judge Dismisses Archdiocese's Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate  

A federal judge has dismissed lawsuit from the Archdiocese of St. Louis and Catholic Charities against the United States government, which challenges the constitutionality of the HHS health care mandate...read more.

 

Freezing Cold No Match for Spiritual Heat of Pro-Life Witness  

On a Jan. 22 morning when the outside temperature barely reached a bone-numbing 20 degrees, nearly 200 Catholics first attended Mass with Bishop Robert W. Finn at the Catholic Center in downtown Kansas City. Then most of them marched - with their bishop in the lead down - down frigid Ninth Street to form the bulk of the crowd at a noon hour Missouri Right to Life prayer witness for the legal protection of the unborn in front of the Charles Evans Whittaker Federal Courthouse...read more.

 

Pro-Life Leader Holds His Own in MSNBC Interview
 

MSNBC's Craig Melvin appeared to be unprepared for media-savvy answers from Ryan Bomberger of TooManyAborted.com.

See video below:


MSNBC interviews Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation 

MSNBC interviews Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation

 

Around the State    
  (This new section of the MRL Lifeline welcomes notification of peaceful pro-life events around the state of Missouri.)
  
February 9th, Our Lady of Sorrows will hold its 35th annual pro-life square dance. 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Hall, 5020 Rhodes, St. Louis. Cost is $30 per couple or $15 per person. Proceeds benefit Life-Line Coalition, Missouri Right to Life and OLS pro-life activities. For information contact 314-351-9102.
  
February 10th, the 40 Days for Life Jericho March opening rally. Starts at 3:00 on the public sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood, Columbia. March will be led by Fr. Mark Porterfield. Please contact Kathy Forck at (573) 491-3522 or (573) 821-5130, or by e-mailing columbia40daysforlife2@gmail.com to give her the number of attendees for refreshments.
  
Prayer partners during the march, remaining on the public sidewalk, are also needed.

February 23rd, Defenders of the Unborn Banquet. Hear from Tina Torry, mother of an abortion survivor. Learn tools to become a pro-life activist. Contact Mary at 314-346-9052 for details and tickets. Adult tickets $25.00, Students tickets- $15.00 and tables of 10 -$250.00 

March 1-2, 2013, Sidewalk Counseling Seminar sponsored by Defenders of the Unborn. 7:00 p.m.at the Columns Banquet Center located at 711 Veterans Memorial Parkway in St. Charles, MO. For more information or to make a reservation contact Mary at 314-346-9052 or email  defenseless@sbcglobal.net.

 

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