Dear Friend of Life,
Welcome to this week's edition of the Missouri Lifeline.
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MRL PAC Active in Primary Elections
Missouri Right to Life Political Action Committee (MRL PAC), the most experienced and most active values-driven PAC in Missouri, has worked tirelessly during this election cycle on behalf of the state's proven pro-life incumbent legislators as well as pro-life challengers working to unseat those who oppose the protection of innocent human lives. We are proud to be actively standing up for those who defend life in Missouri's public policy arena.
From Kirksville to Kimberling City, from St. Joseph to Sikeston and everywhere in between, MRL PAC works to educate, elect, and defend those who stand up for the unborn in the halls of Missouri's Capitol. For MRL PAC Endorsements click here.
We deeply appreciate and applaud the efforts of those who believe in the mission of Missouri Right to Life, and live out that belief in their committee and floor votes where it really counts.
Thank you to the Pro-Life voters who trust MRL PAC, who pray for us, and support us with your giving. We, and our candidates, are grateful for your efforts to return an even stronger pro-life majority to Jefferson City. Thank you on behalf of those whose lives you will save by voting Pro-Life!
Kansas City abortion clinic closes without warning
As confirmed by the Associated Press Monday, the Aid for Women (AFW) abortion clinic has closed abruptly, citing the retirement of its abortionist, Ronald Yeomans (age 73), as the reason. The closure was announced on the AFW website, which was infamous for its churlish remarks undermining Kansas informed consent statutes...read more.
Review of 72 studies finds evidence supports abortion-breast cancer link
A scientific review of current knowledge of breast physiology, as well as epidemiological and experimental research, has found further evidence that a significant link exists between abortion and breast cancer...read more.
Problems uncovered at Philadelphia abortion facility show why inspections are necessary
After the macabre findings from notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell's Philadelphia charnel house were made public in 2011, lawmakers in Pennsylvania enacted legislation that ensures, among other things, that state inspectors will regularly visit abortion facilities in the state...read more.
The oddity of this week's pro-life setback in Mississippi
On Tuesday, July 29th, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a Mississippi law that would have required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. This law, if enforced, would have likely shut down Mississippi's lone abortion clinic. What is disappointing for pro-lifers is that the same court recently upheld a similar law passed in Texas last summer. Overall, it seems that courts are willing to uphold greater regulations of abortion clinics, but somewhat arbitrarily strike down laws that would have the practical effect of closing "too many" clinics...read more.
Pregnant "Today Show" host moderates fascinating segment on fetal development
With refreshing candor, the hosts on NBC's Today Show discussed the amazing journey of our lives before birth...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.
September 25, St. Joseph, MO - Pro-Life Forum at Missouri Western State University, Evening Event. Details Coming Soon
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.