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Missouri Lifeline
December 27, 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

 

The Nativity Scene Opens Our Hearts to the Mystery of Life  
nativityTradition teaches that Saint Francis of Assisi set up the first Nativity scene in order to inspire and encourage a greater appreciation of the wonders of the first Christmas. The year was 1223, and Francis created the scene in a cave outside Greccio, Italy featuring a wax figure of the infant Jesus and a man and a woman playing the roles of Mary and Joseph....Every Christmas crib provides a simple invitation to open our hearts and minds to the mystery of Life...read more

 

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
Last month, the US Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of the Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision to strike down a state law requiring that a pregnant woman have an ultrasound of her unborn child before having an abortion...read more

 

The Numbers Don't Lie: Babies are Blessings for Everyone   
$217,000 is a large chunk of change. You could buy a mining ghost town in California, a new Bentley, or thedesigner wedding dress of Princess Marie-Chantal for that amount of money. $217,000 also happens to be the net financial benefit to society if you become a parent, according to a recent study by Lee et al...read more

 

2013 Was a Bad Year for Planned Parenthood as Fraud and Filthy Clinics Exposed     
The New Year is a time of reflection and resolution. So many people get out their pens and paper, well maybe iPads and iPhones, and begin to reflect on the past year and how they can move forward for the better in the calendar year to come. But, some things are better left forgotten. This year, Planned Parenthood has a few things that they might not want to be so reflective about...read more

 

Death Throes of the Death Industry: A Record 87 Surgical Abortion Clinics Close in 2013
Operation Rescue has concluded an exhaustive survey of abortion clinics in the U.S. and is pleased to announce that it has documented a record number of abortion clinic closures in 2013, during which time 87 surgical abortion clinics halted abortions...read more

 

Study: Some Mothers Push Daughters to Have Abortions
While there are some questionable assumptions, some limitations to the data, it is hard to ignore the clear implication of a recent study of teens who abort: that some parents, mothers in particular, are pushing their daughters to have abortions...read more

 

Largest Catholic Business Organization Obtains Preliminary Injunction in HHS Mandate
Legatus, the Nation's largest organization of top Catholic business CEOs and professional leaders, obtained a Preliminary Injunction against the Federal Government in its case challenging the HHS Mandate...read more

 

Russia Chooses Life
Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law banning abortion advertising. Some members of the Duma (the Russian state assembly), are talking about going even further and banning the procedure itself...read more

 

Five Worst Events of 2013
The global abortion lobby has been starved for victories for quite some time. Even so, they made some advances this past year. We call these the Bottom Five, the worst events in 2013...read more

 

Pro-Life Around the State

December 28, 2013, Defenders of the Unborn will have a prayer service to remember the Holy Innocent that Herod had destroyed in order to kill the King of the World, Jesus. Planned Parenthood, 4231 Forest Park Ave, St Louis.

Jan 8, 2014 -- MRL Eastern Region hosts presentation on "Pro-Life Concerns About Girl Scouts", 7:00 p.m. at The Lodge of Des Peres (1050 Des Peres Rd., St. Louis, MO) 

Jan. 18, 2014 - Annual Pro-Life Mass in the St. Louis Archdiocese, Cathedral Basilica, 4431 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, at 10:00 am.

Jan. 25, 2014 - Midwest March for Life, Missouri State Capitol, Jefferson City Mo.

Jan. 21-23, 2014 - Statewide, Bus Trip to the March for Life in Washington. See details on our website: www.MissouriLife.org

 

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