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Missouri Lifeline 2/27/15
Rest in Peace, Tom Schweich     
Tom Schweich was a  passionate and tireless public servant. Even though his position as auditor was not greatly impacted by the issue of life, Tom was committed to protecting the sanctity of innocent human life. He was an extremely intelligent person, and it was very obvious to all those who met him that he was concerned about the welfare of all Missourians. We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of State Auditor Tom Schweich.
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Legislative Update
This Week:

 

Abortion Clinic Inspection Bill Passed the House - Now Moves to the Senate

HB 190 - Sponsor: Kathy Swan - Changes the laws regarding the protection of women's health care, Abortion Clinic Inspections (Support)

Press Release - February 25, 2015: 
http://missourilife.org/news/2015/2015-02-25.html

House Third Read and Pass Roll Call Vote on HB 190: www.missourilife.org/assets/028.003.pdf

Bills Heard in Committee This Week:

SB 259 - Sponsor: Wayne Wallingford - Designates the priority for the state with respect to any funding for family planning services - February 24, 2015 - Public Hearing Held in Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee

SB 302 - Sponsor:  Jeanie Riddle - Requires referrals for out of state abortions to be accompanied by specified printed materials - February 24, 2015 - Public Hearing Held in Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee
Testimony in Support of SB 302:  http://missourilife.org/legislation/2015/sb302.html

HB 113 - Sponsor: Bill E. Kidd - Establishes "Simon's Law", which changes the laws regarding life-sustaining or non-beneficial treatment policies of health care facilities (Support) - February 25, 2015 - Public Hearing Held in House Health and Mental Health Policy Committee.
Testimony in Support of HB 113:  http://missourilife.org/legislation/2015/hb113.html

SB 422 - Sponsor:  Rob Schaaf - Establishes "Simon's Law", which changes the laws regarding life-sustaining or non-beneficial treatment policies of health care facilities (Support) - February 26, 2015 - Public Hearing Held in Senate Veterans' Affairs and Health Committee
Testimony in Support of SB 422: 
http://missourilife.org/legislation/2015/sb422.html


Click here for the full update with information on other bills we're keeping an eye on.
Man accused of killing 4, including unborn child, in Ozark mobile home
Multiple charges of murder have come in the deaths discovered Friday in an Ozark mobile home, with one of those charges stemming from the death of an unborn child...read more.


When an unborn child is killed by another human being, the State of Missouri may prosecute the death as a criminal homicide if the death occurs otherwise than by abortion. In 1986, the General Assembly passed a law that included two sentences that are the foundation of protecting unborn life in law: "(1) The life of each human being begins at conception"; and "(2) Unborn children have protectable interests in life, health, and well-being." Mo. Rev. Stat. section 1.205.1. This law acknowledges basic biological reality: upon conception a new human comes into being who has his or her own life and unique genetic identity. 


The appellate courts of Missouri have ruled more than once that the law means what it says, and the criminal deaths of unborn babies may be prosecuted. Unfortunately, the law cannot be enforced in cases involving abortions, because the United States Supreme Court has ruled since Roe v. Wade in 1973 that the U. S. Constitution forbids any "undue burden" from being placed in the way of aborting infants to death. The U. S. Constitution trumps any state laws that conflict with it.


"Further descriptions of how far the U. S. Supreme Court has carried its abortion dictates, but also what areas are still allowed for state legislation that can save the lives of unborn babies, may be found in MRL's legal summary of abortion law, http://missourilife.org/legislation/currentlaw.html.


 

Protect the Girls
Scientifically credible studies have identified strong indicators of a link between abortion and breast cancer. See video below.
PROTECT THE GIRLS
PROTECT THE GIRLS
Pro-Life Doctor Succeeds in Reversing Abortion Pill
Advancements in science and medical technology have proven to be great gifts to the pro-life movement time and time again...read more
Dismemberment abortions and the case of the amazing vanishing baby
The National Abortion Federation is afraid to show what a later abortion looks like, even to their own side....read more

Here in Missouri a bill to ban dismemberment abortions has been introduced in the House of Representatives.
7 shocking quotes by Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger
As the founder of America's largest abortion chain, Margaret Sanger's ideology for Planned Parenthood was cemented in eugenics, the belief and practice that aims to eliminate certain groups of people...read more
Pro-Life Around the State    
March 2015 -- Statewide -- The Spring 40 Days for Life is currently underway until March 29th. Click here for locations for 40 Days for Life campaigns in or near Missouri

March 10, 2015 -- Statewide -- MRL Legislative Action Day. Mark your calendars to come to Jefferson City and lobby for life!


March 2015 -- Statewide -- LIFE Runners will run/walk 1,568 legs (~5K each) for 5,564 miles over 40 days. To register for part of the Missouri leg of the run, visit: http://www.liferunners.org/across/

 

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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