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Missouri Lifeline 1/30/15
Legislative Update
The House and Senate have begun hearings and debate on the floor.

At this time there have been 771 bills and 76 various resolutions filed in the House, and 359 bills and 28 various resolutions filed in the Senate.

Your Missouri Right to Life Legislative Team is actively reviewing and acting on all bills dealing with life issues.  This report gives you an update on relevant bills each week.


This week the House Children and Families Committee heard three pro-life bills:

HB 81 - Sponsor: Sonya Anderson - Changes the laws regarding consent for a minor to have an abortion - Hearing Continued
Bill: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills151/billpdf/intro/HB0081I.PDF 
Summary: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills151/sumpdf/HB0081I.pdf 
Testimony in Support of HB 81http://missourilife.org/legislation/2015/hb81.html

HB 99 - Sponsor: Rocky Miller - Changes the laws regarding consent for a minor to have an abortion and places in statute protections for alternatives-to-abortion agencies - Hearing Continued
Bill: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills151/billpdf/intro/HB0099I.PDF 
Summary:  http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills151/sumpdf/HB0099I.pdf 
Testimony in Support of HB 99http://missourilife.org/legislation/2015/hb99.html

HB 124 - Sponsor: Linda Black - Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to create a video that contains all of the information that must be provided to a woman considering an abortion - February 3, 2015 - Executive Session Scheduled

Bill: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills151/billpdf/intro/HB0124I.PDF
Summary: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills151/sumpdf/HB0124I.pdf
Testimony in Support of HB 124:http://missourilife.org/legislation/2015/hb124.html

Next week the House Children and Families Committee will hear the following two pro-life bills and take executive action on HB 124:

HB 190 - Sponsor:  Kathy Swan - Changes the laws regarding the protection of women's health care (Support) - February 3, 2015 - Hearing Scheduled in  Children and Families Committee.


HB 427 - Sponsor:  Kathy Swan - Designates the priority for the state with respect to any funding for family planning services (Support) - February 3, 2015 - Hearing Scheduled in Children and Families Committee.

Please be aware on which committees your legislators serve.

See your Senate Committee Members here:  http://www.senate.mo.gov/15info/com-standing.htm
See your House Committee Members here:   http://www.house.mo.gov/CommitteeList.aspx

Click here for the full update with information on other bills we're keeping an eye on.
'Simon's Law' considers parents' role in health-care decisions

A bill proposed in the Missouri House would prohibit health care facilities and others from withholding life-sustaining procedures from a minor patient without the written consent of a parent or legal guardian...read more.


MRL President Steve Rupp to Speak at Midwest March for Life Luncheon

Reminder: The Midwest March for Life is tomorrow, January 31. The March will begin at 10:00 am at the Governor's mansion, followed by a rally and a luncheon (reservation required) where MRL president, Steve Rupp, will be a guest speaker.

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!


National Right to Life Reaffirms Commitment to Fight for Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, today reaffirmed its commitment to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and vowed to continue seeking the bill's passage in the 114th Congress...read more.
Hospital 'death test' estimates a senior's chance of dying within 30 days

 Seniors had better brace themselves: Some US hospitals are now administering the "death test," which estimates an elderly patient's chance of dying over the next 30 days...read more.


Cosmo and the Business of Abortion   
Recently, Cosmopolitan magazine put out yet another article promoting Planned Parenthood...read more.

Planned Parenthood 2013-2014 Annual Report:  Pro-Abortion, Prosperous, and Proud

Despite the closing of some clinics (usually in pursuit of greater profits) and constant complaints about "assaults on reproductive rights," Planned Parenthood again made hundreds of millions last year off of abortion as the country's largest "abortion provider," which is today responsible for about a third of all America's abortions...read more.

"Volunteering" to Die
The latest tool in the euthanasia movement's bag of permanent solutions for lives deemed unworthy to be lived: VSED, which stands for "Voluntary Stop Eating and Drinking." Or to put it another way, volunteering to kill yourself through your choice or that of the person responsible for your "care"...read more.
Abortion Survivor Claire Culwell Tells Her Story
"My birth mother was 13 years old at the time she became pregnant with me. Her mother took her straight to an abortion clinic where she had a surgical abortion"...read more.
Pro-Life Around the State    
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.


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