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Missouri Lifeline
March 22, 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 Supreme Court Strikes Down MOSIRA as Unconstitutional  
The The Missouri Supreme Court affirmed that a program providing incentives to science and technology companies is unconstitutional. In a unanimous decision, the court ruled that linking the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act, or MOSIRA, to the tax credit bill -- known as SB 8 -- violated a constitutional prohibition against bills with multiple subjects...read more.

Click here for MRL's press release about this decision.  

 

Urge Your U.S. Representative to Act to Protect Pro-Life Conscience Rights    
Do you agree that no American should be forced to participate in providing abortions?

If so, please join the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, in urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to add their names as co-sponsors of comprehensive new federal legislation to protect the conscience rights of pro-life Americans, including health care providers...read more

 

Bishops Urge Attorney General to Appeal Decision on Religious Liberty Ruling 
The Bishops write: "We, the bishops of Missouri, wish to express our dismay with Federal District Judge Audrey Fleissig's March 14, 2013 ruling striking down the conscience protections in Missouri's insurance law relating to coverage of contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs. 
We call upon Attorney General Koster to appeal Judge Fleissig's ruling with all due haste. No one should be forced to pay for contraception and abortion-inducing drugs when to do so would violate their religious convictions."

Click here for the full statement from the Bishops of Missouri. 

 

Charities Cheer Restoration of Benevolent Tax Credits  
Last week brought an end to a months-long period of financial uncertainty for several Springfield charities. When benevolent tax credits expired last August, it brought to an abrupt end an incentive for donors to give a greater amount of money than they otherwise would, or to give at all...read more

 

Helias Runner Loses Eligibility Over Pro-Life Run
A Helias Catholic High School freshman was ruled ineligible from participating in high school sports for up to a year because he ran in what the Missouri High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) considers a "non-school competition."...read more

 

Legislative Update 
The legislature is on spring break this week. Legislative updates will resume next Friday.

 

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 
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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