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Missouri Lifeline
June 21, 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


Missouri Times Profiles Missouri Right to Life
MRL profile 
Missouri Right to Life, one of the most influential political organizations in the state, considers the most recent legislative session to be a sweeping success, according to Executive Director Patty Skain...read more.


Action Alert -- Keep Up Those Calls to Governor Nixon, Ask Others to Call!

The Governor has until July 14 to sign or veto these pro-life bills - If he takes no action these bills will go into effect at the end of August automatically.

If he vetoes either bill, then we will be headed to veto session in mid-September and pro-lifers will call on their legislators to override the Governor's veto.

The question here is, "Will the Governor be pro-active and sign these bills in order to protect innocent human lives?"
Call Governor Nixon's office and ask him to sign the following pro-life bills:
HB 400 - The bill to ban web-cam abortions.
SB 126 - The bill that would protect pharmacy owners from being forced to carry any drug or device, this would include abortion drugs.
Governor Nixon's phone number is 573-751-3222


2013 Legislative Voting Records Released - MRL Applauds MO Legislature for a Great Year!
Missouri Right to Life applauds the Missouri Legislature for passing several pieces of legislation during the 2013 session that will give clear protection to innocent human life. 

We thank House and Senate members and leadership for a great year!

We look forward to continuing and building on our good relationships with House and Senate members and leadership and working together for passage of future pro-life legislation.

Click here to go to the 2013 Legislation Page and see a list of key votes.


U.S. House Passes Ban on Abortions After 20 Weeks
On Tuesday, June 18th, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed landmark legislation to provide nationwide protection for unborn children who are capable of feeling pain, beginning at 20 weeks fetal age (equivalent to "22 weeks of pregnancy"), the beginning of the sixth month.  Missouri's own Congresswoman Ann Wagner, Cong. District 2, gave an impassioned speech on the floor of the U.S. House.  Also featured with Congresswoman Wagner, is Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler.

Rep. Wagner Speaks in Support of Pro-life Legislation

Rep. Wagner Speaks in Support of Pro-life Legislation

Six of our eight congressmen/women voted for the Pain Capable Abortion Ban. They were Ann Wagner, Dist. 2, Blaine Leutkemeyer, Dist. 3, Vicky Hartzler, District 4, Sam Graves, District 6, Billy Long, District 7, Jason Smith, Dist. 8.

Congressmen, Lacy Clay, Dist. 1 and Emanuel Cleaver, Dist. 5 voted against the bill.


What Really Happened at the Komen Foundation?
The clean sweep at the Komen Foundation is finally complete. A few days ago Komen founder Nancy Brinker finally lost her job as CEO. It took a while but they finally got rid of her, the woman who watched her sister suffer and die from breast cancer, who dedicated her life to eradicating the disease, who created one of the most successful global health charities in the world. They removed her for the crime of trying to defund Planned Parenthood. She's being replaced by a woman some say had a hand in developing Obamacare and who has never run a non-profit...read more.


Religious Freedom Under Threat at Home
On Friday, Catholics throughout the United States will begin observing two weeks known as the Fortnight for Freedom. For a second consecutive year, the U.S. Catholic Church has set aside this time leading up to Independence Day to draw attention to the need to resist erosions of religious liberty so that faith can continue to enrich our public life...read more.


Pro-Life Around the State
June 30, Columbia - One year anniversary of no abortions in Columbia.  Shawn Carney, co-founder of 40 Days for Life will be our guest speaker. Our Lady of Lourdes, 903 Bernadette, Columbia at 1pm, Ice cream social to follow.  

PRAYER VIGIL HOURS: Team members will pray and welcome you at Planned Parenthood, 711 Providence Rd, Columbia on  Mondays 4pm to 7pm, Tuesdays 1pm to 5pm, Weds 1pm to 3pm, Thursdays 10am to noon and Fridays 9am to 11am and every other Saturday 10 to noon. More info:  491-3522

July 3, St. Louis - Archbishop Robert J. Carlson will celebrate a Fortnight for Freedom Mass at noon Wednesday, July 3, at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Lindell Boulevard and Newstead Avenue in the Central West End. All are invited. The Mass is part of the U.S. Bishops' Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty.




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