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Missouri Lifeline
September 26, 2014 
In This Issue
MRL PAC General Election Endorsements
MRL Annual Meeting and Statewide Educational and Leadership Forum
In Memoriam: Rep. Randy Pike
Save the Date! Join the March for Life in Washington DC
New study shows some 'vegetative' patients are mentally active
Hillary Clinton: I Admire Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger
Save the Date! 27th National Life Chain, Sunday, October 5
Pro-Life Around the State
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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 PAC General Election Endorsements

Take a moment to review Missouri Right to Life State and Federal PAC's endorsements for the general election. Please share these endorsements with your family and friends and encourage them to vote pro-life when they go to the polls. Lives depend on it!

See endorsements here: 

MRL Annual Meeting and Statewide Educational and Leadership Forum

The annual membership meeting and the bi-annual educational and leadership forum of Missouri Right to life will take place on Saturday, November 15th. The guest speaker will be Nancy Valko, past president of Nurses for Life. 

Ms. Valko will discuss the decline in medical ethics.  As the former president of Nurses for Life, she has professional experience in medical and ethical decisions for end-of-life care and non heart beating organ donations.  

All are welcome. Immaculate Conception Parish, Pleus Hall, 1206 E. McCarty, Jefferson City, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Lunch provided with free-will offering. Please register at
righttolife@missourilife.org or call 573-635-5110.

In Memoriam: Rep. Randy Pike

On behalf of our members, volunteers, staff, and Board of Directors, Missouri Right to Life would like to honor the memory of Representative Randy Pike (R-126), who passed away suddenly on September 20th.

Rep. Pike was elected to the Missouri House in 2012, and represented Vernon and Bates Counties.  He has been remembered fondly as a charming sportsman as well as a champion taxidermist and woodcarver who served locally in many business, civic and community affairs.

Rep. Pike was a pro-life representative who knew the common-sense truth that Human Life must be protected and nurtured, and he voted that way.  We deeply appreciate Rep. Randy Pike, and we remember his family and friends in their untimely loss.

Save the Date! Join the March for Life in Washington DC, Jan 22-23, 2015 

MRL Caravan Logo Join hundreds of thousands of pro-life people from across the U.S. and other countries to peacefully protest the 1973 Supreme Court's decision to legalize abortion. Go to Washington DC and tell the world (and personally tell our MO federal officials) that legalized abortion is wrong and that our tax dollars should not pay for abortions. Travel on one of the Missouri Life Caravan buses, leaving throughout the St. Louis Metro area.  

For registration and bus information, please contact Missouri Life Caravan at (314)434-4900 or email: mrl.eastern@yahoo.com

New study shows some 'vegetative' patients are mentally active 

Patients in what doctors call a "persistent vegetative state" may be much more aware of their surroundings than previously believed, according to a new study from the University of Western Ontario...read more.

Hillary Clinton: I Admire Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger 

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an abortion advocate, is expected to seriously consider her own presidential bid in 2016. For most Democrats, according to polls that have been taken throughout the year, Hillary is the number one choice to replace pro-abortion President Barack Obama...read more.

Save the Date!  27th National Life Chain, Sunday, October 5  

On the first Sunday of October in 1,900 locations across the United States and Canada, tens of thousands of pro-life people will gather beside main streets. For a location near you, visit: http://lifechain.net. In left side bar, click on Missouri for locations.

Pro-Life Around the State


October 2, Kansas City - Missouri Right to Life - Western Region annual banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn in Independence, 19677 East Jackson Drive, Independence, MO. The Dinner and Program begin at 6 p.m. Speaker will be Sheryl Crosier, mother of Simon and author of "I am not a syndrome, my name is Simon." For Ticket Reservations, please call 816-353-4113 or email the Western Region Office at mrl-wr@att.net The cost is $35 per ticket.

October 4, Warrenton - Monthly meeting of the Warren County MRL chapter. Saturday, October 4. Scenic Regional Library, 912 S. Highway 47, Warrenton.  9:30 a.m.  Refreshments will be provided.  Featured speaker will be Susan Klein, MRL Legislative Liaison.  Susan will give a report on the success of the past legislative session as well as plans for future legislation.  Info:  Diane at 636-456-5131.


October 5, Statewide - Life Chains will take place across the state. Go here for a location near you: http://www.lifechain.net/  In left side bar, click on Missouri for locations.

October 6, Cabool - Texas County Right to Life Meeting.  Community open forum to meet Rep. Robert Ross, Susan Klein, MRL Legislative Liaison and MRL PAC Chairman, Dave Plemmons. El Imperial in Cabool at 7:00 P.M. 


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

October 14, Overland Park, KS -- An evening with Dr. Ben Carson at the Overland Park Convention Center to benefit The Women's Clinic of Kansas City pregnancy center. For more information email ea@thewomensclinic.net or call 816-836-9000 x235

October 23, Washington MO - Celebrate Life Banquet, 6:30 p.m., lower level, KC Hall in Washington, Mo. Featured speaker is Bridget VanMeans from THRIVE-St. Louis. Free event; all are welcome. RSVP by Oct. 16 to bill.gegg@att.net.

November 4, Statewide - General election. Click here for all MRL PAC edorsements.


November 15, Statewide - MRL Statewide Educational and Leadership Meeting. All are welcome. See details above.


January 21,22,23, 2015 Statewide - The 42nd Annual National March for Life.  See Information above.




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