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Missouri Lifeline
February 28, 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


On March 11th, Put Your Pro-Life Convictions Into Action!

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 babies 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.
To order red pro-lifeT-shirts for lobby day go to: http://www.missourilife.org/assets/2014mrl_shirts.pdf 

For flyers to distribute and details: http://www.missourilife.org/lobbyday.html 


Legislative Update
MRL priority legislation on abortion clinic inspections to be heard in Senate Committee on Monday night, March 3rd.  SB 770 is scheduled for a hearing in the Missouri State Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Monday night, March 3.  Please pray for our legislators as they move this bill through the process.

 Click here for the full legislative update.


FDA Considers Allowing Genetically Modified Children
Multi-media editor for Missouri Right to Life, Chelsea Zimmerman, has written an excellent article on her blog "Reflections of a Paralytic." Her article examines the ethical truths and dangers in three-parent embryos. Don't miss it! Read more.


FDA raises concerns about three-parent embryo procedure
In two days of hearings ending Wednesday, a federal committee proved quite skeptical about research that might help some patients birth healthy children - but might also open the door to human gene manipulation...read more.


Mother of teenager diagnosed as brain-dead writes that she is "much better physically"
In the letter sent via Facebook to KTVU Channel 2 news anchor Frank Somerville, the mother of Jahi McMath has thanked those who have supported the family, assuring the public that her daughter is not suffering and "that she is much better physically since she has left Children's Hospital and I see changes that give me hope."...read more.


Abortion Industry Pushes RU 486 Abortion Drug Despite Women's Deaths
Quietly and behind the scenes, the abortion industry pushes a deadly product with every increasing frequency...read more.


Nurse Fired for Refusing to Assist Abortions Fights for Her Rights
In 2011, the European Council adopted a resolution that protects healthcare workers' right to freedom of conscience regarding abortion and euthanasia. Sweden has signed this agreement. But reality paints a different picture...read more.


Pro-life gains dwarf "record number of pro-abortion laws" being introduced
Abortion advocates at the Guttmacher Institute and other pro-abortion institutions say they are "fighting back," introducing more legislation to expand access to abortion than in any year in recent memory. But pro-life advocates say that public opinion, and the tide of history, is turning decisively against abortion-on-demand...read more.


Test-tube baby birthrate reached an all-time high in 2012: report
According to a new report by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, about 1.7 percent of all babies born in the U.S. in 2012 were conceived in laboratories...read more.


Pro-Life Around the State

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. 

March 11, 2014 Sedalia, Pettis County Chapter of MRL, Meeting.  6:30 Boonslick Regional Library, 3rd and Kentucky, Sedalia. 




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