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Missouri Lifeline
July 3, 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


Happy Birthday, America! 
 "Courage, then, my countrymen, our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty." - Samuel Adams

Give thanks this day for the freedoms and rights that are given to us by the Constitution of this great country.  Give thanks for those who sacrificed their lives and livelihoods at its inception, and those who have done so and do so today on the battlefields and in the conflicts, past and present,  in which we have been forced to engage.


Governor Nixon Vetoes the 72-Hour Reflection Period Bill
On Wednesday, July 2nd, Governor Nixon vetoed the 72-hour reflection period bill. This bill would have extended the current 24-hour reflection period after consultation to 72 hours before a woman has an abortion. This extra time will allow a woman to reflect on all her options before deciding to go forward with an abortion. Governor Nixon has vetoed a bill that would save babies and protect women from abortion clinics seeking to make a profit on an abortion. We urge all pro-life legislators of both political parties to vote to override the Governor's veto of HB 1307.

Click here for statement from MRL President, Pam Fichter. 


Right to Religious Freedom Triumphs
On Monday, June 30th, the Supreme Court upheld the fundamental right of the American people to exercise their religious freedom. The 5-4 decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby confirms the principles on which our country was founded. The Court's ruling acknowledges that privately owned businesses like Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods cannot be forced to violate their principles by providing abortifacient drugs through their company's insurance plans. With the decision the American people won a great victory.

 Click here for statement from MRL President, Pam Fichter.  


INRLC: Narrow SCOTUS decision in Hobby Lobby underscores deeper abortion-expanding aspects of Obamacare  
The ruling provides a modest victory for religious conscience rights. However, as explained further below, the ruling does not truly correct any of the major abortion-expanding problems created by Obamacare...read more.


A Vital Win for Religious Freedom 
On Monday, the Supreme Court recognized this basic freedom in the Hobby Lobby case, upholding the rights of Americans to live out their faith in daily life, through the closely held businesses they run...read more.


Court issues injunction in St. Louis archdiocese's lawsuit against HHS mandate
The Archdiocese of St. Louis and Catholic Charities of St. Louis scored a court victory Monday in what proved to be a banner day for religious liberty in the United States...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 2, Kansas City - Missouri Right to Life - Western Region annual banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Independence. Speaker will be Sheryl Crosier, mother of Simon and author of "I am not a syndrome, my name is Simon.

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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