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Missouri Lifeline
April 19, 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

 

Legislative Update
On Thursday, April 18th, with a strong bi-partisan veto proof majority of 115 yes to 39 no, the Missouri House third read and passed HB 400, the ban on web-cam abortions.  HB 400 is sponsored by Representative Jeanie Riddle, Callaway County, and 114 co-sponsors.  We thank all House members who supported this life-saving legislation.  HB 400 now moves to the Missouri Senate for debate.  Missouri Right to Life calls upon the Senate to take up and pass this important legislation.

Click here for MRL's statement on the legislation.

Click here for the full legislative update.

 

Koster Should Have Appealed Ruling on Religious Grounds
I am very disappointed in federal Judge Audrey G. Fleissig's decision on SB749, a law I proudly supported and which I believe is a necessary protection for the religious freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution...read more.

 

Legislation Lets Pharmacies Refuse to Sell Plan B Abortion Pill
The Missouri legislature is debating whether a pharmacy owner can decide whether or not to sell certain drugs based on his or her personal beliefs. Specifically in question is the drug commonly known as the morning after pill...read more.

 

Beware: Killing for Organs 
I have been warning for several years that many in bioethics and the organ transplant community hope to legalize killing for organs, that is, taking organs from the living. The latest example comes in the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics by Canadian philosophy professor (of course!) Walter Glannon...read more.

 

Grandmother of Modern Pro-Life Movement Passes Away 
Missouri Right to Life sends our condolences to Dr. Jack Willke on the death of his wife Barbara. 

Barbara Willke, who was often considered the godmother of the modern-day pro-life movement, has passed away.

Willke, along with her husband Jack, a medical doctor, crisscrossed the nation in the 1960s and 1970s teaching people about the fight for life and helping set up some of the first state and local Right to Life groups combating abortion before and after the infamous Roe v. Wade decision...read more.

 

Gosnell Trial Highlights Media and Regulatory Failure to React to Abuses
Body parts in orange juice cartons and cat food tins. Jars of severed baby feet in the closet. Bags of medical waste, seeping blood and a foul stench. Foot stirrups caked in dried blood. Dirty and unsanitary medical instruments...read more

 

Pro-Life Around the State
Holts Summit: April 27 at 6:00 pm - Columbia 40 Days for Life Closing Rally, St. Andrew's Parish in Holts Summit Missouri. Speaker, Carl Landwehr, Vitae Foundation 

Jefferson City:  April 27 - The first annual Pregnancy Help Center of Central Missouri 5k Walk/Run. Memorial Park, 111 Memorial Park Drive.  Packet pickup and race day registration will begin at 7AM and the race at 8AM.  Awards will be given to the Overall Masters Male/Female and the top 3 in standard age groups. To learn more and register today - please visit http://pregnancyhelpcenterofcmo.org/ or call (573) 644-6635.  

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.

Belton Missouri: May 24th -- MRL Western Region 10th Annual Golf Tournament, Eagle's Landing Golf Course. 1:00 pm Shotgun start. Compete in the putting contest at every hole.  Registration options can be found  on line at  www.mrlWesternRegion.org

 

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.

 

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