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Missouri Lifeline
November 8, 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


Jackson County Question 1 Defeated; Victory for Taxpayers and the Sanctity of Life
Jackson County residents rejected an $800 million "life sciences research" tax which would have opened the door to taxpayer-funded anti-life research which destroys human embryos. We applaud their decision.

Click here to see the full release from MRL-PAC.


Missouri Right to Life Statewide Meeting
There is still time to sign up for the MRL Statewide Information and Leadership meeting in Jefferson City tomorrow, November 9th. Our current chapter and board members and anyone interested in getting involved in the fight to restore the right to life of the unborn, disabled and elderly are encouraged to attend. Our guest speaker will be Sheryl Crosier.  She will tell us of the dignity and impact of her son, Simon, on the lives of all who were blessed to come in contact with him. The meeting will be held beginning at 9:45 am in Pleus Hall, Immaculate Conception Parish, 1208 E. McCarty, Jefferson City.  Come and see what you can do to help the fight for life!  RSVP to attend at 573-635-5110 or righttolife@missourilife.org.  Give us your name, phone number and number attending.  See you on the 9th!


Columbia Teen Wins Award from MIT for Adult Stem Cell Research
Mingu Kim's research project, which focused on stem cell growth, has earned him a spot as a regional finalist in the Siemens Foundation Competition in Math, Science and Technology.  Kim and his partner, Aaron Argyres, a high school senior from the St. Louis area worked together on the project that put adult dental stem cells on a substance called graphene. The two found that the cells grew faster on the graphene. The technology could be used to grow bone cells without any chemicals, Kim explained...read more.


476 Babies Saved From Abortion During 40 Days for Life Campaign
Through 40 days of prayer and fasting, we have so far received reports of 476 babies saved from abortion (that we know of)! Add that to the number of babies who were saved during all previous 40 Days for Life campaigns ... and the total is now 8,012 babies whose lives were spared!!! The Lord has truly heard and answered your prayers!...read more.


FDA Mulling Three-Parent Embryo Creation
While some European ethicists and politicians have called for an end to the creation of "three-parent" IVF embryos, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced it is considering allowing the practice - without having held a public consultation...read more.


Analysis: Texas Abortion Case Could Impact MO
A highly watched court battle over a new Texas abortion law could have an effect in Missouri, where a similar law has been in place for years requiring doctors who perform abortions to have connections to nearby hospitals...read more.


A Landmark Day in the Cause for Life!
Yesterday Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-S.C.), introduced in the Senate the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the law National Right to Life has helped pass in 10 states....read more.

MO Sen. Roy Blunt is a co-sponsor of this legislation.


NRLC to Harry Reid: Let the Senate Vote to Protect Unborn Babies Who Feel Pain
The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, is calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to bring the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act to the Senate floor for a vote...read more.


NRLC Produces  A New Video on the Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act
The NRLC Communications Department has produced a new video on the need for the Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act (H.R. 3279) sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ).

Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act

Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act


Abortionist: If it Wasn't for Pro-Life Protestors, I'd Break the Law in a Heartbeat
In an article about Reproductive Services of Harlington, an abortion clinic in Texas, an abortionist declares that if not for pro-lifers keeping a watchful eye on his clinic, he would break the law and provide abortions...read more.


"Hero dog" Rescues Abandoned Newborn
68-year-old Roger Wilday was walking his German Shepherd when Jade suddenly made a beeline toward some bushes in the Marlborough House Community Park in Birmingham, England. Wilday, a grandfather, beckoned the nine-year-old dog back but, according to the Birmingham Mail, Jade "laid down next to what appeared to be a discarded carrier bag and refused to return to her owner's side."...read more.


Pro-Life Around the State

November 9 - Statewide - Missouri Right to Life Statewide Meeting.  See the article above for details.

November 9 - Holts Summit - 40 Days for Life closing rally. 6 pm at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 400 St. Andrew Dr., Holts Summit, MO. To RSVP call 573-821-5130.




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