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Missouri Lifeline
February 8, 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


Witness to Sanctity of Life -- February 19   
Join with hundreds of other pro-life Missourians. Come to the Missouri capitol and witness to your belief in the sanctity of life. Come talk to your legislators about important pro-life legislation. Come to the Missouri capitol and send a message to President Obama, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Governor Nixon that pro-life advocates are more motivated than ever.  Mark your calendars!  Join Us on February 19th!

Click here for more details. For Transportation Information, call or email the following:

St. Louis Area: 314-434-4900, mrl.eastern@yahoo.com
Kansas City Area: 816-353-4113, mrl-wr@att.net 
All Other Areas: 573-635-5110, righttolife@missourilife.org 


MO House Passes Reinstatement of PRC Tax Credits 
Reinstatement of Tax Credits for Pregnancy Resource Centers, HB 87, passed the Missouri House of Representatives on Thursday, February 7, 2013. This bill, like SB 20, garners its strong support because of the services that will be provided by the organizations receiving these tax credits to help those in our society who are in need. HB 87 is also known as the "Benevolent Tax Credit Bill" and includes a multitude of social need tax credits which includes tax credits for Pregnancy Resource Centers. HB 87 now moves to the Senate.
Click here for complete legislative update.


Drury Hotels Challenges HHS Mandate 

On Monday, Americans United for Life filed an amicus curiae brief supporting legal challenge by Drury Hotels to the Obama Administration's unconstitutional "HHS mandate." The Obamacare mandate forces companies and organizations to provide employees with insurance coverage which would include coverage for life-ending drugs and devices...read more


MRL VP Steve Rupp Discusses Concerns With GSUSA on EWTN Radio 
On February 2, MRL Vice President Steve Rupp, appeared on EWTN radio to discuss MRL's policy statement regarding the Girl Scouts.  Also featured on the program was Mary Rice Hasson, from the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

This two -hour program can be heard at the following link: http://avemariaradio.net/showArchive.php?id=tgf


USCCB: HHS Proposal Falls Short   

Bishops look forward to finding acceptable solutions to shortcoming. They are concerned that first-rate charities are still given second-class status. They seek clarification on confusing finance plan...read more.


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 




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