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Missouri Lifeline
March 10, 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


MO Lawmakers Discuss Banning Sex-Selection Abortions

A state representative and a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood debated the true meaning of a bill that would ban certain types of abortions Wednesday...read more.


Euthanasia Deaths Increase by 25% in Belgium

Recent studies concerning the Belgian euthanasia law found that: 32% of the assisted deaths are done without request and 47% of the assisted deaths go unreported in the Flanders region of Belgium. Another recent study found that even though nurses are prohibited from doing euthanasia, that in fact nurses are euthanizing their patientsin Belgium. There has never been an attempted prosecution for abuses of the Belgian euthanasia law...read more.


NRLC Urges Support for Health Care Conscious Rights Act   

On March 5, National Right to Life sent a letter to the members of Congress urging them to co-sponsor the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (H.R. 940) which would amend the Obama health care law to protect the conscience rights of health care providers,  employers and citizens against violating their religious and moral convictions. This legislation would also codify the protections of the Hyde-Weldon provision and allow victims to seek relief in court against any violations of the federal conscience laws.  

Please call your U.S.  Congressman and urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 940.  


Legislative Update

Pray for the passage of priority pro-life legislation:
SB 175 & HB 400 - Establishes the requirements for the administration and regulation of RU-486 and other abortion-inducing drugs and chemicals and would ban web-cam abortions in MO.  When web-cam abortions began in Iowa they went from approximately 5 abortion clinics to 17.  We do not want this to happen in Missouri! 

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Around the State    

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.

March 17th - Missouri Right to Life Fundraiser in Lee's Summit sponsored by the Lee's Summit Knights of Columbus Council 6819 at the Boulevard Brewing Company. Cost: $30 per person or $55 for two. For Contact Steve White, 816-525-9574 or  srw256@sbcglobal.net for more information and to order tickets. 


40th Anniversary Statewide Meeting 

On this 40th Anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Missouri Right to Life will host a special meeting on June 15, 2013, in Jefferson City. Our featured speaker will be Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee. All are welcome. Make your plans now to attend. 




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