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Missouri Lifeline 3/20/15
NRLC urges Senate to retain "Hyde" provision in anti-trafficking bill
The National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of state right-to-life organizations, urges U.S. Senators to oppose any attempt to amend the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S. 178) in order to open the door to federal funding of elective abortion...read more.

Legislative Update
At the end of the day Thursday, March 19, legislators left for their annual Spring Break. When they return on Monday, March 30th there will be 7 weeks of session left. During those 7 weeks there is an Easter Break and the budget must be truly agreed and passed by May 8th.

Please pray for your legislators and Missouri Right to Life in these last weeks. After Spring Break, we will put out a request for phone calls at strategic times. 


Highlights This Week:

Senate:
March 19, 2015 - SB 466 was heard in the Senate Veterans' Affairs and Health Committee. It was not voted out of committee but is expected to be voted out upon the legislators return from Spring Break. It is also expected that SB 422 sponsored by Sen. Rob Schaaf and SB 466 sponsored by Sen. Eric Schmitt, will be combined into one bill.                                                                                      
SB 466 - Simons Law: Requires disclosure of life-sustaining treatment policies of health care facilities, involvement of parents in health care decisions and prohibits denial of life-sustaining treatment or anatomical gifts under specified circumstances.
Testimony in Support of SB 466: http://missourilife.org/legislation/2015/sb466.html

House:
March 18, 2015 - HCS SS#2 SCS SB 24 - Was Perfected and Third Read in the House, sent back to the Senate, Senate refused to accept the House version, Senate has requested a conference with the House to work out the differences in the two versions.

March 27 -- Senate requests to recede or grant conference calendar -- SS#2 for SCS for SB 24-Sater, with HCS, as amended (Senate requests House recede or grant conference)
With the inclusion of an increase for the Alternatives to Abortion Program Missouri Right to Life went on record in support of HCS SS#2 SCS SB 24. This bill as a whole modifies provisions of law relating to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

There have been 1365 bills and 141 various resolutions filed in the House, and 568 bills and 57 various resolutions filed in the Senate. February 26 was the last day for Senate bills to be introduced. 

  

Your Missouri Right to Life Legislative Team continues to review and act on all bills dealing with life issues.Click here for the full update and information on other bills we are keeping an eye on.  

Democrats Admit They Knew Sex Trafficking Bill Didn't Fund Abortions Before Blocking It
A new report indicates Democrats knew a bill to help sex trafficking victims, that they are currently blocking in the Senate, contained language to ensure none of the funds would pay for abortions....read more.
Report Examines Bias Against Life-Sustaining Treatment in Advance Care Planning  
"Although the Institute of Medicine report gives lip service to what its subtitle calls 'Honoring Individual Preferences,'...(it's) emphasis on cost-slashing should intensify, rather than calm, the fear of older people and those with disabilities that the renewed push for government funding and promotion of advance care planning is less about discovering and applying their own wishes than about pushing them to accept premature deaths."...read more.
In England alone over 2 million IVF embryos killed since 1990   
In Britain, the number of destroyed in vitro fertilization (IVF) embryos has risen to nearly 170,000 a year and since 1990, over two million embryos have been discarded...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 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/ 

 

March 28 -- St. Louis -- NEXUS Regional Pro-Life Student Conference will be held at Chaminade College Preparatory School. Dynamic pro-life speakers include former MRL President, Pam Fichter. Visit www.ProLifeConference.com for more information. 

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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