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Missouri Lifeline
March 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

 

MO Lawmakers Renew Charitable Tax Credits 
The House and Senate each gave overwhelming approval to the tax-credit legislation, sending it to Gov. Jay Nixon a day (March 13th) before lawmakers are to depart for a weeklong break. The bill would reinstate tax credits for food pantry donations that expired in August 2011. It also would renew tax credits that expired last August for donations to pregnancy resource centers and to organizations that provide services to children who are abused, neglected or in the state foster care system...read more

 

MO House Passes Conscience Rights Bill   
Health care workers could refuse to participate in procedures or research that violates their religious, moral or ethical principles under a measure passed by the Missouri House...read more (includes a list of all the votes).

Click here for MRL's press release. 

 

Girl Scouts Still Humming the Pro-Abortion Chorus   
The Girl Scouts' Law insists that Girl Scouts be "responsible for what I say and do." When it comes to abortion, however, the Girl Scouts USA "says" the magic words that keep pro-life members in the fold (i.e. that Girl Scouts "does not take a position on sexuality, birth control, or abortion). What they "do" behind the scenes is another story...read more.

Click here to read MRL's statement of concern for GSUSA support. 

 

Pope Francis Will Inspire the World to 'Promote a Culture of Life'  
Members of the pro-life and pro-family community say they are overjoyed at the selection of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church...read more

 

Legislative Update 
Two Pro-Life Bills Passed This Week : ACTION ALERT
Pregnancy Resource Center Tax Credits (SB 20, 15 & 19) on the way to the Governor for his signature. Please call the Governor and ask him to sign SB 20, 15 & 19 (this is one bill) in support of the great work our pregnancy resource centers do to help women in crisis pregnancies. Governor's phone number:  573-751-3222

Call Senator Bob Dixon 573-751-2583 and Senator Ron Richard 573-751-2173 and tell them "Thank You" for getting these important pregnancy resource center tax credits truly agreed and finally passed and sent to the Governor!

Click here for complete report.

 

Life Runners Event Going Strong 
The A-Cross the Country Relay for Pro-Life continues across Missouri and will be reaching the Iowa border on Monday, March 18. On its way across Missouri the relay will stop in front of four abortion clinics where runners stop to pray. As of Thursday, all 121 relay legs in Missouri, totaling 420 miles, had a runner signed up, but others are encouraged to join in and run for pro-life awareness.

Please visit the website, http://relay.liferunners.org, or e-mail contact@liferunners.org for more information. 

 

Around the State    
March 16 - March 27 40 Days for Life -- 40 Days for Life will continue their prayer vigils outside the Columbia and St. Louis abortion clinics through the end of Lent. To volunteer for the Columbia vigil please contact Kathy Forck at (573) 491-3522 or (573) 821-5130, or by e-mailing columbia40daysforlife2@gmail.com. To volunteer for the St. Louis vigil please contact Brian Westbrook at Brian@CoalitionForLifeSTL.com.

March 29-30, 2013 -- 24- Hour Vigil Good Friday- Holy Saturday

For the past 14 years Defenders of the Unborn has held a 24-Hour prayer vigil outside Planned Parenthood on Good Friday and Holy Saturday. To sign up contact Mary at 314-346-9052 or send an email to  defenseless@sbcglobal.net.

 

40th Anniversary Statewide Meeting 
Plans are underway for the Missouri Right to Life Statewide meeting. On June 15, 2013, in Jefferson City, we will host a special statewide meeting to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Our featured speaker will be Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee. All are welcome. Make your plans now to attend. 

 

Life Runners Event Going Strong 
The A-Cross the Country Relay for Pro-Life continues across Missouri and will be reaching the Iowa border on Monday, March 18. On its way across Missouri the relay will stop in front of four abortion clinics where runners stop to pray. As of Thursday, all 121 relay legs in Missouri, totaling 420 miles, had a runner signed up, but others are encouraged to join in and run for pro-life awareness.

Please visit the website, http://relay.liferunners.org, or e-mail contact@liferunners.org for more information. 

 

Life Runners Event Going Strong 
The A-Cross the Country Relay for Pro-Life continues across Missouri and will be reaching the Iowa border on Monday, March 18. On its way across Missouri the relay will stop in front of four abortion clinics where runners stop to pray. As of Thursday, all 121 relay legs in Missouri, totaling 420 miles, had a runner signed up, but others are encouraged to join in and run for pro-life awareness.

Please visit the website, http://relay.liferunners.org, or e-mail contact@liferunners.org for more information. 

 

Life Runners Event Going Strong 
The A-Cross the Country Relay for Pro-Life continues across Missouri and will be reaching the Iowa border on Monday, March 18. On its way across Missouri the relay will stop in front of four abortion clinics where runners stop to pray. As of Thursday, all 121 relay legs in Missouri, totaling 420 miles, had a runner signed up, but others are encouraged to join in and run for pro-life awareness.

Please visit the website, http://relay.liferunners.org, or e-mail contact@liferunners.org for more information. 

 

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