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Missouri Lifeline
May 18, 2013  

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Dear Friend of Life,

Welcome to this week's edition of the Missouri Lifeline. 

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Pam Fichter
President, MRL


MRL Applauds Legislature for Passage of Multiple Pro-Life Bills

Missouri Right to Life applauds the Missouri Legislature for passing several pieces of legislation protecting innocent human life. They include:

  • HB 400, a ban on web-cam abortions;     
  • SB 126, giving protection to pharmacy owners not to be forced to stock any drug or device, including abortion drugs;
  • SB 20, restoration of tax credits for people donating to agencies offering alternatives to abortion;
  • SB 256, extending the safe place for newborn drop-off from 5 days to 45 days and expanding the list of places for drop-off to include maternity homes and pregnancy resource centers;   
  • SS HB 184, pro-life protective language on "Missouri Works" economic development program, which passed today with a vote of 98 to 59;
  • Renewal of funding for alternatives to abortion agencies in HB 5, Office of Administration budget;
  • Pro-life protective language on HB 7, which funds the Dept. of Economic Development ensuring  that the Missouri Technology Corporation will not be able to use these public funds on human cloning and research that destroys human life.

    Read more.


Legislature Sends 'Webcam Abortion' Ban to Governor
 The state legislature has approved a bill that would bar the use of telemedicine to administer abortion-inducing drugs.  The bill (HB 400) would require that when a woman is using RU-486 or another abortion-inducing drug she must be in the presence of her doctor, rather than have him monitor her by a videoconference...read more.


Human Embryos Created By Cloning in Oregon  
National Right to Life responds to publication today in on the online journal Cell of a paper in which scientists at Oregon Health & Science University reported use of cloning techniques to produce human embryos, 21 of whom they were able to sustain to the point in development at which stem cells were present, after which the human embryos were killed and the stem cells harvested...read more.


IRS is Also Targeting Pro-Life Groups
A pro-life legal firm is speaking out against what it perceives blatant bias by the Internal Revenue Service. The Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based public interest law firm, says recent cases they have handled support mounting accusations that demonstrate the IRS's abuse of pro-life organizations, in addition to those identified as 'tea party', 'patriot', or 'government spending' groups...read more.


NRL Applauds Effort for National Protection for Pain-Capable Unborn Children
National Right to Life, the federation of state right-to-life organizations, yesterday pledged its full support for an announcement by Congressman Trent Franks (R-Az.) that he will advance legislation to provide protection nationwide for unborn children who have the capacity to experience pain while being aborted, a capacity defined in the bill as existing by 20 weeks fetal age....read more.


Pro-life Around the State

Warrensburg: May 17 - Prayer Vigil for the Unborn near the Planned Parenthood office, 607 North Burkarth Road in Warrensburg.  Noon to 1 p.m. Please do not park in the Planned Parenthood parking lot which is now posted against violators.

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    

St. Charles: May 29 - St. Charles Chapter Meeting, 7:00 PM, Spencer Rd. Library, St. Peters.  For more information contact Gerard Nieters at gerardnieters@charter.net 


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. Please contact the state office at 573-635-5110 or righttolife@missourilife.org if you plan to attend. 




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