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Missouri Lifeline
February 14, 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

 

Even though it is legal, abortion is immoral
Missouri Right to Life Vice President, Steve Rupp, tells St. Louis Post Dispatch readers like it is.  He refutes the claims in a recent Post-Dispatch editorial...read more.

 

 

"Show Me Life" Pro-Life Action Day
Too many women are being harmed by abortion in the state of Missouri. In a 4 year period, over 23 ambulances have been called to the Planned Parenthood Clinic in St. Louis. 
 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

 

Legislative Update
HB 1430 Is Perfected in the House Wednesday morning, February 12, with a vote of 116 yes, 38 no, 3 vacancies and 6 absent.  106 Republicans and 10 Democrats voted to move HB 1430 to the Senate.

On Thursday morning, February 13, the House 3rd Read and Passed HB 1430 by a vote of 112 yes, 38 no, 3 vacancies and 10 absent.  There were a few legislators that voted for HB 1430 in the perfection vote but had legitimate reasons for being out of the Capitol on the 3rd read vote. We know they are with us on HB 1430 but could not be there today for personal reasons.  If you have any questions on your legislator's vote, please call our office at 573-635-5110.

HB 1430 now moves to the Senate for consideration and was first read February 13.   

HB 1430 specifies that anyone providing medical services or doing research cannot be required to perform or participate in activities that violate his or her conscience or principles.
Thank you to all Republicans and Democrats who voted to send this pro-life bill to the Senate!

Click here for the full legislative update.

 

Low abortion rates cited in preventive health bill
HB 1529 is supported by pro abortion legislators who claim that the bill will prevent abortions. 

Susan Klein, lobbyist for Missouri Right to Life, refutes these claims saying that the bill actually nullifies legislation that already shows compassion for women and unborn children... read more.

 

 

Country music star, Gretchen Wilson, rebukes animal rights activists: better to 'save unborn babies'
Patty Skain, Executive Director of MRL writes, "When  I saw this article, I emailed my husband and told him to go on itunes and buy EVERYTHING this woman has done. I hope you will do the same."...read more.

 

Girl Scouts Alternative American Heritage Girls Announces New Respect Life Patch
American Heritage Girls, an international faith-based character-development program for girls ages five through 18, has created a new Respect Life Patch that reinforces the organization's commitment to honoring life from conception to natural death...read more.

 

UK IFV Numbers: 93% of All Embryos Created Never Used to Generate Pregnancy
Official statistics show that almost half of embryos used to help a women conceive through in vitro fertilisation were thrown away during or after the process...read more.

 

Pro-Life Around the State

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.

February 28, 2014 Independence -  Evening of thanksgiving and praise for the completion of the first phase of "Show-Me 4 Life."  Church of Jesus Christ New Jerusalem Restoration Branch, 1527 E US HWY 24, Independence, 7:00 pm. For information call: 816-591-2362.

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, 2014 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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