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Missouri Lifeline
February 15, 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

 

Pro-Life Legislative Action Day -- Women and Unborn Babies Need Your Support 
On Tuesday, February 19th at the Pro-life Legislative Action Day you can help pass important pro-life legislation and save women and unborn babies.  Come to the State Capitol, first floor Rotunda, any time after 9:00 am. The rally starts at noon. Our keynote speaker will be Sue Thayer, a past Planned Parenthood manager and now pro-life activist. Come to talk to your legislators about the ban on webcam abortions and other important pro-life bills.  See you at the Capitol!

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 

 

Rep. Jason Smith Chosen as Republican Candidate for 8th Cong. Dist. Race
Missouri Right to Life Federal PAC congratulates Jason Smith for his nomination to be the GOP candidate for the June 4 special election in the 8th Congressional District.  The MRL PAC sent multiple communications to the Republican committee members encouraging them to nominate a strong pro-life candidate.  We thank the the committee members for making pro-life issues a priority in their selection of a candidate.  Representative Jason Smith is a proven pro-life leader with an excellent record as a Missouri legislator. 

Click here for details on MRL Federal PAC activities

 

Democrat Keith English Wants All Women to Hear Heartbeat, See Ultrasound
This is not the first anti-abortion bill to be proposed in Missouri this year -- but Representative Keith English's House Bill 298 stands out for a number of reasons.

First of all, English is a Democrat...read more.

 

Legislative Update 
Senate Bill 175 and House Bill 400 establish the requirements for the administration and regulation of RU-486 and other abortion-inducing drugs and chemicals. SB 175 is sponsored by Senator Wayne Wallingford.  SB 175 has been placed on the Calendar for a hearing before the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee for Monday evening, February 18. HB 400 is sponsored by Representative Jeanie Riddle and 114 other House members (a veto proof bi-partisan majority).  HB 400 has been referred to the House Health Care Policy Comm.

Click here for complete legislative update.

 

40 Days for Life Celebrates NC Abortion Center Closing   
40 Days for Life started a new campaign this week. Click here to read the first success story from this campaign: the closing of an abortion facility in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Missouri has two locations with a 40 Days for Life Campaign.  For information on the Columbia Campaign, email or call Kathy Forck at columbia40daysforlife2@gmail.com, (573) 491-3522 or (573) 821-5130.   For information on the St. Louis campaign,dd call (314)827-4039 or contact them from their website at www.coalitionforlifestl.com.

 

St. Louis University Hosts Speaker Who Thanked God for Abortion   
Saint Louis University is the subject of controversy today after it allowed a pro-abortion speaker on campus last night (2/7/2013). MSNBC TV host TourĂ© Neblett spoke last night in the Carlo Auditorium of Tegeler Hall on "How Racism Functions Today and Ways to Deal with it to Get Success."...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 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 2 -  Warren County chapter meeting, Susan Klein, legislative liaison for MRL will be the speaker. Warren County chapter meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Scenic Regional Library, 912 S. Hwy 47, Warrenton.

March 10 - 18, LIFE Runners A-Cross the Country Relay Pro-Life will be crossing Missouri. The relay crosses America in 40 days in 1,103 legs of approximately  5K length, stopping in front of abortion clinics to pray. For more information and to participate visit http://relay.liferunners.org/  or email stephen@liferunners.org.

March 17th - Bishop John R. Gaydos will celebrate a Diocesan Pro Life Recommitment Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Jefferson City at 5:30 pm.  Prayers of Recommitment for the future will be offered.  The Mass will be preceded by presentations starting at 1:00 pm, of "Memories" by individuals and organizations from all over the Diocese.  They will recall significant events in the 40 years since Roe.  To Register please call: 573-635-9127.

 

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