A Message from new MRL President, Steve Rupp
As the new president of Missouri Right to Life, I want to thank you for receiving our weekly Lifeline and your involvement in the battle for the right to life. I have been honored to serve the pro-life citizens of our state as vice-president of MRL for the last seven years.
If you have been reading this email update for a while, you know that MRL is the oldest and largest pro-life organization in Missouri. We are the only Missouri affiliate of the National Right to Life organization.
Through our regions and chapters we offer education to Missouri communities across the state and activate those same regions and chapters for citizen lobbying to pass important pro-life legislation.
Since the Roe v. Wade decision we have been involved in the passage of over 40 pieces of pro-life legislation.
I have been involved in the fight for the right to life for decades, but when I was called to become even more active, I chose the most significant and effective organization in the state of Missouri. I hope you will do the same!
The First Regular Session of the 98th Missouri General Assembly kicked off in full swing at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.
At this time there have been 459 bills and 42 various resolutions filed in the House and 213 bills and 13 various resolutions filed in the Senate.
Your Missouri Right to Life Legislative Team is reviewing all bills and will be reporting weekly in the lifelines during the legislative session. We will update you on bills that have either a positive or negative impact on our ability to protect innocent human lives at every stage of life and development.
Please read these updates. Your knowledge on these important life issues is important for when you speak with your legislators. Your involvement with your legislator is important! When we put out a legislative alert for phone calls, e-mails and letters to legislators you need to be ready. Your involvement is important to the passage of good solid pro-life legislation.
Click here for the latest legislative report.
Mark Your Calendars for "Show Me Pro-Life Action Day" 2015
One of the most important events that you can plan for in 2015 is to attend the Pro-Life Lobby Day on Tuesday, March 10th at the Missouri State Capitol.
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. in Jefferson City, MO. Rally begins at Noon on the 1st floor rotunda.
Please print off this flyer and distribute to your pro-life friends, family and church members.
Thank you for your commitment to protecting innocent human lives! Your support of Missouri Right to Life ensures protection for innocent human lives through the legislative process!
See you in Jefferson City on March 10th at the "Show Me Life Action Day"
MRL President Steve Rupp to speak at Midwest March for Life Luncheon
New MRL president, Steve Rupp will be one of the speakers at the luncheon following the Midwest March for Life and Rally on January 31, 2015.
The luncheon will be held in the Selinger Center at St Peter's church (across Broadway from the capitol) and will begin immediately following the rally, which starts at 10:45 am. Reservations are required for the luncheon and can be made at (573) 340-8444.
The March will begin at 10:00 am at the Governor's mansion, corner of Capitol and Madison. Prior to the march there will be educational booths and prayer in the State Capitol rotunda. Please come and show your pro-life support and Wear Red For Life!
Graham introduces 'historic' 20-week abortion ban
Sen. Lindsey Graham introduced a bill Thursday that would ban most abortions nationwide after 20 weeks of pregnancy - putting the veteran lawmaker in the middle of a renewed national debate over late-term abortions...read more
Boys write book about baby brother's battle with chromosome disorder
Last year Missouri Right to Life hosted a statewide leadership meeting featuring Sheryl Crosier who talked about the pain and difficulties but also the joy of being parents of a child with a chromosomal disorder. She authored the book I Am Not a Syndrome - My Name is Simon.
Now, a new illustrated book tells the story of Simon's siblings. Even though Simon has died, his older brothers continue to have conversations about him. The book is called Hello My Name Is Simon...read more.
Scientists Want to Create Babies With Two Biological Fathers
Scientists believe they may be able to turn skin cells into usable eggs and sperm...read more
Pro-Life Around the State
January 13, Sedalia
- Sedalia Chapter meeting. 6:30 pm. Boonslick Library. Email email@example.com
for more information.January 18, Monroe City - Annual Candle lit Ecumenical Prayer Service and March. Holy Rosary/St. Stephen Parishes. KC Hall behind Holy Rosary church. January 21, 22, 23, 2015, Statewide
- The 42nd Annual National March for Life. Click here
to download a registration form.
January 22, Sedalia - Jan. 22 Annual Memorial Observance, 12 noon, Pettis County Courthouse.
January 22, Kansas City
- Jan 22 Prayer Vigil for Life - 12:00 noon, Illus Davis Plaza (across from Federal Court House). Email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.January 31, Statewide - Midwest March for Life and Rally, Jefferson City, Prayers and Exhibitors, Capitol, 8:00 am to 10:00 am, March, Governor's Mansion 10:00 to 10:40 am, Rally 10:45 Capitol Rotunda, Luncheon immediately following at Selinger Center, reservations for luncheon are required, call (573) 340-8444. March 10, 2015, Statewide
- MRL Legislative Action Day. Mark your calendars to come to Jefferson City and lobby for life!
Unborn children need your help. Help us save babies and end abortion with a generous donation to Missouri Right to Life today.