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Missouri Lifeline
May 3, 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

 

Action Alert Critical: Two Weeks Left -- Please Call Your Senator Monday!
Ask your Senator to "Vote YES on the Passage of SB 175 or HB 400" - This is the Legislation to Ban Web-Cam Abortions in Missouri.

Click here for more information on HB 400. Click here for State Senators and Contact Information. 

NOTE: Last Day of Session is Friday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Legislative Update
SB 175 and HB 400 are both on the Senate Calendar and waiting for Senate action. Thank you to Senator Bob Dixon for moving HB 400 quickly through the Senate Judiciary Committee! 
 
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. 
 
SB 175 is sponsored by Senator Wayne Wallingford.  HB 400 is sponsored by Representative Jeanie Riddle and 114 other House members (a veto proof bi-partisan majority).

Click here for the complete update.

 

House Passes Measure to Protect Life
Shelley Keeney, State Representative (dist. 145), wrote the following letter on the passage of HB 400:  The House has passed House Bill 400.  This legislation will ban web-cam abortions in the State of Missouri and ensure that women will meet with a doctor, in person, and in the same room, while receiving an RU-486 abortion.  This legislation protects women from an industry that is seeking to make a profit by providing sub-standard care to women....read more

 

FOX News to Air Hour-Long Special on Gosnell Trial
See No Evil - The Kermit Gosnell Murders will air at 9 p.m. this Friday, May 3, on FNC. It had previously been scheduled for Sunday evening...read more.

 

Why Gosnell's 'House of Horrors' is the Logical Result of Legalized Abortion
Forty-seven fetuses stored in cat food. Venereal diseases spread among patients with dirty instruments. Fifteen-year-olds administering anesthesia. Live babies struggling in toilets, jumping as their spinal cords are snipped with scissors. Women dying with their organs perforated...read more.

 

Oklahoma Enacts Bar to Discriminatory Involuntary Denial of Treatment 
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on April 26 signed into law the Oklahoma Nondiscrimination in Treatment Act after it passed the state Senate 41-2 and the House 85-11.

When it takes effect November 1, if a patient or the patient's legal representative chooses life-preserving medical treatment food or fluids, the law will prevent health care providers from denying that treatment "on the basis of a view that treats extending the life of an elderly, disabled, or terminally ill individual as of lower value than extending the life of an individual who is younger, nondisabled, or not terminally ill."...read more.

 

Discovery of Conception Through Rape Has Strengthened Man's Pro-Life Witness
When Tony and June Lepski opened their home to two foster children, they never would have imagined the gift they received in return...read more.

 

Congratulations to Kansas!
Missouri Right to Life congratulates Kansas on Gov. Brownback signing three pieces of pro-life legislation into law last month. Click here for more information.

 

Patient Calls Her Chemical Abortion "a Freakish Nightmare"
The abortion industry has sold an increasing number of chemical abortions by peddling the idea that these are not only "new and improved" but (unlike the surgical ones women may fear) are easy, safe, and simple.  When they actually take these powerful abortifacients, however, women often find that the results are far different...read more.

 

Pro-Life Around the State
St. Louis: May 11 - Defenders of the Unborn is sponsoring a Mother's Day prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood, 4251 Forest Park, St. Louis  from 9:00 - 11:00 am.  Contact Mary Maschmeier, 314-346-9052, www.stl-defenders.com for information.

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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