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Missouri Lifeline
May 2, 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 Report
This week we saw the House and Senate take action to ensure the final passage of the benevolent tax credit bills within this legislative session, SCS HB 1132 and SCS SB's 638 & 647. 

Representative Kevin Engler and Representative Jeanie Riddle, Sponsors of the House bill and Senator Gary Romine, Sponsor of the Senate bill have worked diligently to get an increase in tax credits for PRC's and Maternity Homes.  

These omnibus benevolent tax credit bills include increasing the amount of tax credits for contributions to pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes available in each fiscal year from $2 million to $2.5 million dollars. 

These bills have garnered strong bi-partisan support throughout the legislative process and should be sent to the Governor soon.  We thank all House and Senate members who have voted for these important bills.

Watch for action alerts requesting calls to your legislators.

Click here to read the full legislative report. 


Martin Luther King Niece Advocates Against Abortion At MU
Alveda King, niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., came to the University of Missouri on Monday night with an anti-abortion message tailored to college students...read more


Missouri Right to Life Ed Fund Golf Tournament
The MRL Western Region golf tournament is Friday May 16 at the Eagles' Landing Golf Course in Belton.

Please join us as a golfer or sponsor. All monies raised are used in the KC area to promote the sanctity of human life.

Tournament includes free lunch, free BBQ dinner, free driving range, gifts and prizes. Driving range starts at 11:00, Sign in and lunch at noon with shotgun start at 1:00PM.

Call 816 763-5247 or 816-353-4113 or sign up online.  


SCOTUS refuses appeal; Phill Kline's law license suspended indefinitely
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of the trailblazing Kansas prosecutor who investigated George Tiller and Planned Parenthood for violating state abortion law. Their ruling means that Phill Kline will continue to have his law license suspended indefinitely...read more


John Paul II: Saint and Pro-Life Hero
John Paul II, a beloved pope and inspirational religious leader who was a pro-life hero, was canonized a saint on Sunday, April 27th. We pause to reflect on the pro-life messages of this saint who as pope spoke with steadfast faith and inextinguishable commitment to human dignity for all....read more.


More Human Embryos Cloned and Destroyed
On the heels of the announcement that researchers were able to clone two adult men and destroy those cloned embryos for stem cells, another group funded by the New York Stem Cell Foundation has published research where they cloned a woman with type 1 diabetes....read more.


Doctors' groups promote denial of treatment based on age, disability
In "Treatment Cost Could Influence Doctors' Advice," the New York Times's Andrew Pollack reports that several major physician groups are poised to begin openly considering cost when seeking to deny life-saving treatment-and that some of them are explicitly calling for factoring in patients' "quality of life" in judging cost-effectiveness....read more.


Girl Scouts Hires Planned Parenthood Award-Recipient to Lead Virginia Council
The Girl Scouts have come under fire for employing executives who are connected to the abortion giant Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider. This concerning trend continues...read more


Having won over Google, NARAL looks for more ways to stop CPCs from advertising  
NARAL has waged a successful campaign to convince Google to pull ads paid for by Crisis Pregnancy Centers...read more.


'Doctors advised abortion but now my little miracle is a symbol of hope for others'
Little Maisie Smith has overcome more than most to be here today. The 18-week-old was diagnosed with a diaphragm defect when she was in the womb, and doctors said she could be aborted...read more.


Why are Some Outraged by Burning Aborted Babies for Electricity But Apathetic About Abortion?
Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard about the big scandal in Marion County, Oregon (Salem): for years, it's been revealed, the bodies of aborted and miscarried babies from British Columbia have made up some of the fuel in their waste-to-energy plant. In plain English: dead human bodies were incinerated to heat Salem-area homes....read more.


Pro-Life Around the State

May 7, Florissant - MRL St. Louis chapter meeting with guest speaker Mason Weaver. 7:00 pm Florissant Valley Branch at 195 New Florissant Rd. Florissant MO 63031 and 314-994-3300. (not to be confused with West Florissant Ave. further east on 270) See article above.

May 10, Holts Summit - 40 Days for Life Closing Rally. Doors open 6pm St. Andrew Church 400 St. Andrew Dr. Holts Summit.  

May 16, Belton - MRL Ed Fund golf tournament at the Eagles' Landing Golf Course. Driving range starts at 11:00, Sign in and lunch at noon with shotgun start at 1:00PM. To register as a golfer or sponsor, call 816 763-5247 or 816-353-4113 or sign up online.

June 14, Jefferson City - Missouri Right to Life Statewide 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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