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Primary Elections: Critical Races Involved
On August 5th, the primary elections will decide several critical races. Make sure you know the positions of the candidates before you vote. You need to know what organizations are supporting them. If they are incumbents or past legislators find out how they voted on critical pieces of legislation. Missouri Right to Life PAC puts in much work and effort to track votes and survey candidates and then makes endorsements accordingly.
See voting records http://missourilife.org/legislation/index.htm
Senator Blunt Fact Checks Democrats' False Claims Against Hobby Lobby Ruling
Missouri's U.S. Senator, Roy Blunt spoke on the U.S. Senate floor last Wednesday to debunk false claims made by Senate Democrats regarding the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which found that the Obama Administration infringed on Americans' First Amendment right to freedom of religion...read more.
Carol Tobias, President of National Right to Life, Testifies on "Most Radical Pro-abortion Bill"
"Four months before the mid-term congressional election, Senate Democrats are pushing into the national spotlight the most radical pro-abortion bill ever considered by Congress," said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations...read more.
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National Right to Life News: Check It Out
Check out the most recent issue of the NRLC News. National Right to Life News is issued as a monthly PDF publication and provides great national updates on pro-life issues dear to us all.
Judge Dismisses Planned Parenthood's Criminal Charges Against Missouri Pro-Lifer
Yesterday the criminal charges against Kathy Thebo Forck, veteran pro-life sidewalk counselor and campaign director of 40 Days for Life, Columbia were dismissed by Boone County Circuit Court Judge Gary Oxenhandler. Mrs Forck was defended by the Thomas More Society.
On July 24, 2012, in 100 degree heat, Ms. Forck gave a Stericycle truck driver who was leaving Planned Parenthood a bottle of water. Planned Parenthood accused Ms. Forck of stepping onto their property and had Ms. Forck arrested.
Planned Parenthood, the World's Largest Abortion Provider, Releases Endorsements
Candidates endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates, their political action arm, traditionally must be 100% in favor of a woman's right to choose, with no restrictions. This week they released their list of endorsed candidates...read more.
Concerns Over Girl Scouts Persist Following USCCB Investigation
Tensions between Girl Scouts' messaging and Catholic teaching have led to a national boycott of Girl Scout cookies, the ousting of Girl Scouts from parishes, and a significant drop in Catholic membership in the Girl Scouts. Now a panel of U.S. bishops has released the results of a two-year investigation into Girl Scouts' problematic messaging, ties to Planned Parenthood, and continued advocacy of so-called reproductive rights by the organization's international affiliate, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)...read more.
Stl Fetal Care Inst. Marks Five Years of Care for Babies and Mothers
The St. Louis Fetal Care Institute opened in June of 2009 and has provided care for nearly 1,000 families whose unborn babies have been diagnosed with a medical condition. In the past five years, the team has performed more than 300 fetal interventions...read more.
The amazing story of how Brazil's top soccer superstar was nearly aborted, but lived
Thiago Silva is one of the top stars in Brazil's national soccer team. But what people just recently learned in this mini-documentary about Thiago's life, is that abortion nearly took Thiago's life before he ever had a chance to take a breath, much less kick a soccer ball....read more.
The Ethics of Food and Drink
Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer's patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider application of assisted euthanasia...read more.
Pro-Life Around the State
August 5, Statewide - Primary election. Get out to vote.
September 10 - Veto Session - Please pray for Missouri Right to Life and Legislators as they seek to override 3 of Governor Nixon's vetoes of pro-life bills.
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.