Missouri Lifeline 1/23/15
'The largest human rights march in the world'
The 42nd annual March for Life kicked off Thursday with an hour-long rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists gathered beneath sunny skies and surprisingly warm temperatures to hear speeches from pro-life politicians and prominent movement leaders
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Thanks to everyone who made the long trip to represent MRL at the March!
GOP Lawmakers Feeling Pressure from Pro-Life Activists
House Republicans find themselves in the frustrating, and awkward, position of having raised pro-life activists' expectations pertaining to a 20-week abortion ban, only to pull the bill after the activists arrived in Washington for the March for Life...Representative Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) and Representative Ann Wagner (R., Mo.) "led the effort" to have the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act pulled before the House could vote on it...read more.
Missouri girl goes to Washington to march, visit lawmakers
Being the youngest member of the Missouri Life Caravan at age 10 brings certain advantages, Meghan Meehan learned...Missouri Right to Life paid for the Meehans' trip after a member saw an article in the St. Louis Review, newspaper of the St. Louis Archdiocese, about Meghan's pro-life club for children in fifth through eighth grades...read more.
The House and Senate have spent the first weeks of the 98th Missouri General Assembly getting rules of operation in place and committees set up. The make-up of these committees is important because the Committee Chairmen and Committee Members will determine the language in each bill that will be sent to the floor for debate. Please be aware on which committees your legislators serve.
See your Senate Committee Members here:
See your House Committee Members here:
At this time there have been 665 bills and 65 various resolutions filed in the House and 299 bills and 25 various resolutions filed in the Senate.
Click here for the full update with information on all the bills we're keeping an eye on.
'The Apology' - Men Speak Up About Abortion
A new video produced by Heroic Media highlights how men involved in abortions are affected.
Life and Death with Dignity
The assisted-suicide movement uses words like "mercy" and "dignity." But that is a lie. It's a lie that takes away from us the most precious gift we have: life...read more
Growing human kidneys in rats sparks ethical debate
Missouri Right to Life opposes new research that shows that it is feasible to remove a kidney from an aborted human fetus, and implant the organ into a rat, where the kidney can grow to a larger size...read more.
Forcing Doctors to Starve Alzheimers Patients
We see increasing advocacy in bioethics that nursing homes be required to starve mentally incompetent residents to death-even if they are then happy, even if they willingly eat, and even, one supposes, if they ask for food...read more.
We cannot have "zero suicides" if we allow euthanasia
Suicide does not magically become "assisted dying" when the poison is prescribed and the setting is pleasant. We're either fine with it, or we aren't...read more.
Pro-Life Around the State
January 25, Lamar, Barton County -- Barton County Right to Life January 22nd Memorial Service. Memorial Hall, Lamar MO, 2:00 pm. Keynote Speaker will be Randy Gariss, pastor of College Heights Christian Church in Joplin MO.
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!