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Missouri Lifeline
June 20, 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

 

MRL Leaders Up-dated on Cloning and ESCR
The recent MRL leadership and educational forum on Saturday, June 14th brought many committed pro-lifers together. 

In addition to updates on the very successful state legislative session, a review of MRL policies and other issues, all heard an update by Dr. John Morris of Rockhurst University on human cloning and stem cell research.


Dr. John Morris

Guest speaker, Dr. John Morris, professor of philosophy and ethics at Rockhurst University

 

Operation Rescue Sues St. Louis Fire Department for Planned Parenthood 911 Records
After repeated attempts to obtain public records related to 911 calls made by the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in St. Louis, Operation Rescue has filed suit against the St. Louis Fire Department in order to compel them to comply with state and federal open records laws...read more.

 

Supreme Court Will Decide Soon if Pro-Lifers Have Free Speech Outside Abortion Clinics
Only time will tell, but the freedom of speech of pro-life Americans may be restored in the very near future, perhaps as early as Monday, when the Supreme Court issues its next round of opinions....read more.

 

EWTN Denied Protection Against ObamaCare Mandate 
On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Callie V.S. Granade of Mobile, Ala. issued an opinion that denied EWTN Global Catholic Network protection from the government mandate that it must provide coverage for medications and procedures that violate their religious and moral beliefs...read more.

 

Asking Awake ICU Patients To Harvest Organs 
Pick your cliche: Give them an inch and they will take a mile; in for a penny in for a pound, etc. In bioethics, there is never a permanent boundary beyond which the utilitarian impulse will not take them.  Now, advocacy is beginning to ask conscious patients who want to stop life-sustaining treatment for their organs...read more.

 

Supreme Court allows pro-life group to challenge Ohio ban on false campaign statements
The Supreme Court delivered a major victory on Monday to an anti-abortion group that sought to challenge an Ohio law that bans campaign statements deemed to be false...read more.

 

Supreme Court decisions to watch for
With just about two weeks left to hand down the rest of this term's decisions, the high court has yet to address a series of other hot button issues, including the legality of an Obamacare rule and regulations covering abortion clinic protests...read more.

 

Letter to a mom who has just received a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome
This heart-warming story, the kind that only someone who has a child with Down syndrome could write with such honest and encouragement...read more.

 

Pro-Life Around the State

July 9, Statewide - last day to mail your voter registration form to vote in the August primary, see information above.

August 5, Statewide - Primary election.  Get out to vote.

September 12, St. Charles - save the date for the St. Charles Chapter Golf Tournament. More details will come later.  

October 8, Statewide - last day to mail your voter registration form to vote in the November general election.

November 4, Statewide - General election. Get out to vote. 

 

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