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Missouri Lifeline
July 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


Independence Day Weekend -- Celebrate Life! 
We celebrate the wisdom of our founders when they signed their names and pledged their sacred honor to these words in the preamble to the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men . . .

Likewise, we pledge our commitment to restoring this sacred right to life of all Americans, born and unborn.


The Passing of a Pro-Life Champion
It is with sorrow that we say goodbye to our good friend, Mildred Tichacek, long-time pro-life warrior and Eastern Region board member. We know the thousands of babies that Mildred prayed to save from abortion are now praying for her. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant!  


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

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

If he vetoes the 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 this bill in order to protect innocent human lives?"
Call Governor Nixon's office and ask him to sign the following pro-life bill:
HB 400 - The bill to ban web-cam abortions.
Governor Nixon's phone number is 573-751-3222


Scientists Grow Working 'Baby' Liver from Stem Cells
While the battle continues to rage concerning the use of human embryonic stem cells in research, scientists are quietly going about the development of therapies using ethical sources of stem cells...read more


Congrats to Shelby County Right to Life!
Congratulations to the Shelby County Chapter of MRL for your best ever garage sale last weekend! Thanks to state board member and chapter chair Mary Wilt and all the folks in Shelby County for your hard work to raise money to support the work of your chapter. Thanks, also, to everyone who supported the garage sale and took advantage of the great bargains!


Kansas Passes Pro-Life Legislation
Congratulations to our western neighbors for passing this life-saving legislation!

See: Kansas Pro-Life Law goes into effect with minor change


Indian Study: Abortion Raises Breast Cancer Risk Over Six-Fold
A study published in the Indian Journal of Community Medicine (May, 2013) found a 6.38-fold greater risk of breast cancer among Indian women with histories of induced abortion...read more


Abortion in Sign Language
A video is making the rounds on the Internet today that shows the sign language for the word abortion. In the video, a woman demonstrates the sign that shows her cradling a baby at first and then throwing the baby out with her hand...read more


UK May Be First to Allow "Three Parent" Embryos Via IVF
A Britain is set to become the first nation to offer "three parent" IVF treatments in order to try to combat mitochondrial disease. This science involves the deliberate creation and destruction of many tiny human beings...read more


Pro-Life Around the State
July 8, Warrensburg - Johnson County Right to Life Meeting is Monday, 7 p.m., at Catholic Campus Ministries The Newman Center, 106 Broad Street. 
July 10, Washington - St. Francis Borgia parish will sponsor a Fortnight to Freedom Mass with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following Mass at 7 p.m. The message is three-fold: Protect life, our freedom and the sanctity of marriage. 

July 11, St. Louis -  MRL St. Louis Chapter meeting, Thursday, July 11, 7:00 PM, lower level of the rectory of Ste. Genevieve du Bois parish, 1575 N. Woodlawn.   
July 19, Warrensburg - Prayer Vigil for the Unborn, near the Planned Parenthood office, 607 N. Burkarth Road. 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Please do not park in the Planned Parenthood parking lot.




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