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Missouri Lifeline
February 7, 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


"Show Me Life" Pro-Life Action Day
Mark Your Calendars for the Show Me Life Pro-life Action Day.  Join Us on March 11, 2014 in the Missouri State Capitol to lobby for important pro-life legislation.  Your participation is critical.  Unborn babies, vulnerable women and embryos in the first days of life need your help! 

Call 314-434-4900 or email mrl.eastern@yahoo.com to arrange for transportation for St. Louis, St. Charles, Washington county, Lincoln county, Warrensburg and surrounding areas. Call the state office 573-635-5110 or email righttolife@missourilife.org to inquire about transportation from other parts of the state.

See all the details here: http://www.missourilife.org/lobbyday.html


Missouri Sen. Wayne Wallingford Writes About His Work to Protect Life
Let me start by saying I'm pro-life. I oppose all forms of abortion and firmly believe that life begins at conception. This is a very personal stance...read more.


Legislative Update -- Action Alerts!

Please call your Representative and let them know that you want MRL's pro-life protective language on HB 1310 & 1236, HB 1495 & HB 1498 and other bills where Missouri Right to Life requests pro-life protections. 
Link to Legislative Phone Numbers:  http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx

Please call your Representative and Senator and let them know that you strongly support passage of the abortion clinic inspection legislation, SB 770 and HB 1478. 
Link to Representative's Phone Numbers:  http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx  
Link to Senator's Phone Numbers:  http://www.senate.mo.gov/14info/SenateRoster.htm

Click here for the full legislative update and explanations for each alert.


New Guttmacher Study Ignores Impact of Debate on Rights of Unborn on Abortion Rates
A report released today by the Guttmacher Institute found that abortion rates and ratios are continuing to decline in the United States - but downplayed the role that public debate over the rights of unborn children have played in this trend...read more.

For other articles on the declining abortion rate see:




Gimme Shelter and the art of battling giants
Dave Andrusko of National Right to Life reviews the life-affirming movie Gimme Shelter. See his thoughts here.


Obamacare Rationing is Beginning to Hit Medicare Advantage Plans for Seniors
Obama Health Care law may prevent seniors from using their own money to obtain plans less likely to ration care. A battle between doctors who say patient care is being threatened and insurers that insist they have to reduce costs and streamline their operations has started....read more.


Do You Ever Wonder Why Pro-lifers Are Treated With Such Hatred?
Archbishop Chaput's homily takes a look at the spiritual nature of the opposing sides of the abortion debate and sheds light and understanding to why pro-lifers are sometimes treated with such hatred...read more.


Nancy Pelosi to receive Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood
The highest-ranking Catholic Democrat in the House of Representatives will receive an award from the nation's largest abortion provider...read more.


Abortion, far from a mere private decision, is the most grievous of public tragedies
The anniversary of Roe v. Wade gives us an opportunity to reflect on the ways in which abortion is, contrary to the claims of that decision, a public issue...read more.


Told Baby Would Die, Mom Rejects Abortion
Rachel Collins' water broke at 20 weeks during her pregnancy and her doctors advised her that an abortion would be the best option. Physicians at Sutton Coldfield's Good Hope Hospital who advised her abortion said her baby had just a 10 percent chance of surviving...read more.


How is This Horrible Late-Term Abortionist Still in Business?
Over the years we've talked multiple times about abortionist Steven Brigham...we write about him because he's lost his license in multiple states, is accused of maiming who knows how many women, and is Houdini-like in his ability to escape sanctions...read more.


Pro-Life Around the State
February 11, 2014 - Sedalia, Pettis County Chapter of MRL, Meeting.  6:30 Boonslick Regional Library, 3rd and Kentucky, Sedalia. 

February 22, 2014 - Defenders of the Unborn will be hosting a banquet at the Columns Banquet Center in St. Charles, MO. Guest speaker will be Jim Sedlak Vice President of American Life League and a leading expert on defunding Planned Parenthood. For more info contact Mary Maschmeier at 314-346-9052.

March 2, 2014 - Jefferson City, Opening rally with Jericho March.  3:00 pm. Columbia Planned Parenthood, 711 Providence Rd.  Be a part of this historic moment as we thank God for 20 months of no abortions in Columbia. For more information, Columbia40daysforlife1@gmail.com.

March 11, Jefferson City - "Show Me Life" Pro-life Legislative Action Day.  The lives of women and unborn babies hang in the balance.  Attendance is Critical.  See details in the article above. 




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