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Missouri Lifeline
January 11, 2014  

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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


Legislative Update
The Second Regular Session of the 97th Missouri General Assembly began at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. 

At this time there have been 271 bills, 8 concurrent resolutions and 15 joint resolutions filed in the House.  And, there have been 212 bills, 1 concurrent resolution and 17 joint resolutions filed in the Senate.

Your Missouri Right to Life Legislative Team is reviewing all bills and will be reporting weekly in the weekly lifelines during the legislative session.  We will update you on bills that have either a positive or negative impact on our ability to protect innocent human lives at every stage of life and development. 

Your support is essential!  And, your willingness to get involved when we put out a legislative alert with phone calls, e-mails and letters to legislators is important to the passage of good solid pro-life legislation.

One of the most important events that you can plan for is to attend Pro-Life Lobby Day on Tuesday, March 11th at the Missouri State Capitol at 10:00 a.m. in Jefferson City, MO.  Rally to begin at Noon on the 1st floor rotunda.

Click here for the full update. 


New Fact Sheet: What Girl Scouts Do With Your Cookie Money
Missouri Right to Life has publicized their concerns about the pro-abortion policies of the GSUSA in the past. See our policy here.  MyGirlScoutCouncil.com has a fact sheet available detailing pro-life concerns about the policies of the Girl Scouts. Also provides information on their funding through cookie sales. 

See the fact sheet here: http://mygirlscoutcouncil.com/cookie-flier.html


American Heritage Girls Offers Alternative to Girl Scouts
My sister was a Girl Scout. Countless friends belonged to troops as well. Full disclosure, I've had my share of Girl Scout cookies over the years. But things have changed drastically. The once all-American organization continues to slip deeper into a moral decline. The good news is, there is an alternative...read more.


Long Promotes Stable Families with Adoption Promotion Act
Missouri's Congressman Billy Long has sponsored adoption promotion legislation.  H.R. 3539, would ensure that all women who access family planning services provided with Title X funding are given professional adoption counseling...read more.


The Big Three Obamacare Abortion Lies of the Year
Even as President Obama's now infamous claim, "if you like your plan you can keep it," is being recognized as the "Lie of the Year" by an independent media watchdog, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04), Co-Chair of the Congressional Pro-life Caucus, issued a statement regarding the "Big Three Obamacare Abortion Lies of the Year."...read more.


Tragically, Health-Care Spending is Slowing
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new report that showed that for the fourth year in a row, healthcare spending was at a near-record low...read more.


2014 Washington March for Life: Event Schedule
In less than two weeks, the annual March for Life will take place.  This is always an exciting and motivating event for all pro-lifers.  The schedule for the March is available at Lifesitenews.com....read more.


Republicans Promote March for Life to Members
In a move that boosts social conservatives in an election year, the Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) has announced that he is delaying the RNC's annual winter meeting so he and others can attend the March for Life...read more.


Jahi McMath 'improving,' after receiving treatment
13-year-old girl declared "brain dead" by doctors at Oakland's Children's Hospital after suffering cardiac arrest following surgery to treat sleep apnea is said to be "improving" after receiving a tracheostomy and feeding tube...read more.


Komen sees 22% drop in donations after Planned Parenthood funding controversy
The Race for the Cure has hit a wall. Breast Cancer giant Susan G. Komen for the Cure has been embroiled in funding controversies, and a new report shows that its revenue is plummeting, not only for its once-popular race, but also for its organization at large...read more.


Man walks across U.S. in reparation for sins of abortion
It can be a temptation living in these dark times to simply throw up one's hands in despair as the world descends from one blackness into another. But accepting defeat has never been an option for Mark Byerly...read more.


When is a Person Really Dead
There never used to be debate over when someone was dead. If there was no heartbeat, no breathing, and no response to stimulation or resuscitation for a sufficient period of time, it was clear that the death of the person had occurred. However, in 1968, that all changed...read more.


Vitae Foundation names Dr. Pat Castle as new president
After 22 years, Vitae Foundation President and founder, Carl Landwehr, will pass the presidential baton of this multi-million dollar not-for-profit media organization to Dr. Pat Castle, retiring Air Force Lieutenant Colonel...read more.


Pro-Life Around the State

January 18th, 2014 Annual Memorial Mass - Please join the St. Louis community to pray for an end to abortion, healing and forgiveness for those involved in abortion and increased respect for all human life on Saturday, January 18th at the Cathedral Basilica. Click here to download a flier  

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

Jan. 25, 2014 - Midwest March for Life, begins at 10:00 am at the Governor's Mansion. The walk will proceed to the State Capitol where the Rally will take place.  A luncheon will follow in Selinger Center next to St. Peters Church.  Reservations for the luncheon are needed and can be made at www.midwestmarchforlife.com or call Kathy Forck 573-821-5130.




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