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Missouri Lifeline
March 21, 2014  

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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


MRL President Pam Fichter Responds to St. Louis Post-Dispatch
MRL President Pam Fichter responded to an editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch with a letter to the editor that  was printed on Monday, March 17.

Click here to read Pam's letter.


Legislative Update
The Missouri legislature is on spring break this week and will return on Monday, March 24. Click here for the most up-to-date information on pro-life legislation.


Archdiocese encourages support of faith-based scouting programs
The Archdiocese of St. Louis is encouraging parishes to support faith-based organizations for girls, including Little Flowers Girls' Club and American Heritage Girls..read more.


Missouri's Latest Abortion Debate Once Again Attracts National Attention
For at least 35 years, Missouri has been one of the major battlefields in the ongoing fight over reproductive rights, contraception and abortion...read more.


Billionaire Philanthropist Jim Stowers Dead At 90
Jim Stowers Jr., the billionaire founder of one of the nation's leading investment management firms and the Stowers Institue, known for promoting cures through the use of embryonic stem cell research has died. He was 90. May he rest in peace...read more.


Supreme Court to hear Hobby Lobby challenge to Obama Mandate next week
Next Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in what may well be the most watched cases of this term: the hugely controversial HHS mandate which compels employers to provide health coverage for drugs and procedures to which they have moral or religious objections...read more.


40 Days for Life: 142 lives spared from abortion
St. Patrick's Day should start with good news - and today we have plenty! So far during this campaign, we are aware of 142 babies who, through your prayers and the Lord's mercy, have been saved from abortion...read more.


Legal tactics are critical to future of state 20-week abortion bans: law professor
Pro-life lawyer and professor Randy Beck says legal tactics are critical to success for state-level 20-week abortion bans...read more.


Hillary Clinton Says Women Cannot Progress Without Reproductive Rights
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is expected to be the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, believes it is a "bedrock truth" that abortion restrictions hamper human progress, and any efforts to improve women's rights must begin with increased access to contraception and abortion...read more.


Hang Up the Hangers: Time to Stop the Illegal Abortion Myths and Lies
I love it when a pro-abortion mantra is proven to be a blatant lie. It's especially gratifying when the source of the lie dispels its own myth...read more.


Bill Gates Supports Death Panels
It is funny-in both the ha-ha and ironical senses-that those who often scream most loudly against the "death panel" meme often follow, sotto voce, "But we need death panels." The fact is that most of those in the technocratic classes want to medically discriminate against those who are seen as health care "takers" or perceived to have a lower quality of life...read more.


Pro-Life Around the State

March 25 - Springfield - Feast of the Annunciation Prayer Hour to End Abortion. Sponsored by the Springfield Knights of Columbus.11:00 AM - 12:00 PM in front of the Springfield Planned Parenthood Clinic at 626 E. Battlefield. Participants are asked to bring a banner/large poster or blanket with the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to be displayed during the prayer service. A rose will be given to expectant mothers present.  Parking is available a block or two east of PP in the Battlefield Market Place shopping center. 

March 26, Columbia - 40 Days for Life Mid-Point Rally.  Sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood, 5:00 pm. Special guest speaker Troy Newman of Operation Rescue!  

June 14, Jefferson City - Missouri Right to Life Leadership and Informational Meeting. 10:00 am. All are welcome.  Mark your calendars now to attend.  Immaculate Conception Parish, Pleus Hall, 1207 McCarty St.




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