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Missouri Lifeline
April 5, 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 House Passes Pharmacy Protection Legislation 
On Thursday, April 4th , the Missouri Senate Passed SB 126, Sponsored by Senator David Sater, by a vote of 24 to 9. SB 126 is the Legislation that gives protection to pharmacy owners from being forced to carry or maintain in inventory any drug or device.  SB 126 now moves to the House for consideration. 
Also, SB 175 was voted do pass by the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Tuesday evening, April 2nd.  On Thursday, April 4th, SB 175 was reported to the Senate by Senator Bob Dixon, Chairman of the committee.  SB 175 is now on the Senate Formal Calendar, Senate Bills for Perfection for consideration by the whole Senate.

Click here to see if your Senator voted to protect pharmacy owners on SB 126.

 

 

Legislative Update 
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! 

SB 175 is sponsored by Senator Wayne Wallingford.  Chairman of the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, Senator Bob Dixon reported SB 175 do pass to the Senate, April 4.  SB 175 is now on the Senate Formal Calendar, Senate Bills for Perfection.  We ask the Senate to take up and pass SB 175 to stop web-cam abortions in Missouri.

HB 400 is sponsored by Representative Jeanie Riddle and 114 other House members (a veto proof bi-partisan majority).   HB 400 is on the House Calendar for Perfection.  

Click here for the full legislative update.

 

St. Raymond's House Helps Pregnant Women Before, During, After Pregnancy 
When a woman is invited to stay at the St. Raymond's House, she is measured not by her past but supported for her potential. The St. Raymond Society organized in about 2010 to support mothers who have chosen life for their child and to continue support after the baby is born...read more.

 

Good News for Missouri: Abortions in Kansas Drop 5.4% in 2012 
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has published a preliminary report titled Abortions in Kansas, 2012, Preliminary Report. The report reveals there were 7,457 abortions reported in 2012, which is 428 fewer than what was reported in 2011...read more.

 

1.72 Billion Abortions Worldwide in Last 40 Years 
Simon Rabinovitch in his article, "Data Reveal Scale of China Abortions," reports that there have been 336 million abortions, 196 million sterilizations and 403 million intrauterine devices used in China since 1971. He notes that Chinese doctors every year abort roughly 7 million babies, sterilize nearly 2 million men and women and insert 7 million IUDs, though precise numbers are hard to come by. My first reaction to this news was horror and disgust. Remember that these numbers represent the actions of only one country, and its corrosive behavior against life...read more.

 

Florida PP Opposes Born Alive Protection Bill
Representatives for a Florida chapter of the abortion provider Planned Parenthood expressed their opposition this week to a bill that would require that babies that are born alive after failed abortion attempts receive life-saving medical care...read more.

 

Drunken Driver Guilty of Unborn Baby's Death
A man who killed his pregnant girlfriend while driving drunk was properly convicted of two counts of manslaughter, the Missouri Court of Appeals ruled...read more.

 

Around the State

Columbia: Sunday, April 7th - Pro-life Apologetics Training. Facilitators will be Alanna Gomez and Bill Calvin from 2-5 PM in Mumford Hall Room 133. Mumford is on the southeast corner of the University Avenue and Hitt Street intersection, one block west of College Avenue. Free Parking across street in University Ave. Garage. RSVP by email to: mizzou.studentsforlife@gmail.com

Warrensburg: April 8th  - The April meeting of Johnson County Right to Life is scheduled for Monday, April 8, 2013, at 7 p.m., in the home of Willard and Mary Ann Tenholder, 1702 Sunrise Drive in Warrensburg.  Following a short meeting, we will show a 71-minute Pro-Life DVD, narrated by Michael Huckabee.

Warrensburg: April 19, 2013 - Prayer Vigil for the Unborn from Noon to 1 p.m., near the Planned Parenthood Office, 607 North Burkarth Road in Warrensburg. Please do not park in the Planned Parenthood parking lot, which is now posted against violators. 

Hannibal: May 16, 17, 18 - 33rd Annual Right to Life Yard Sale - Hannibal LaGrange University Mabee Sports Complex. May 16 -Sneak Preview 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. ($1.00)  May 17 -- 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
May 18 -- 8 a.m. - Noon (50% off) 

Drop off donations accepted Monday-Wednesday May 13-15 from 8 - 4:30 p.m. No computers, televisions or mattresses. To volunteer, call Pat Murphy, 221-9920

 

Save the Date: June 15
The statewide meeting for MRL leaders, members and anyone interested in the life issues in Missouri will take place in Jefferson City on Saturday, June 15. Guest speaker for the day's event will be Carol Tobias, President of National Right to Life. Save the date and plan on joining us for this important meeting. More details will be announced as we get closer to the date.

 

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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