Missouri Lifeline 4/17/15
While we are thankful for the hearing on HB 190, the abortion clinic inspection bill, we only have four weeks left in the 2015 legislative session to pass this and other substantive legislation that will save innocent human lives. While Kansas was the first state in America last week to pass a ban on dismemberment abortions, Oklahoma became the second state in the nation to pass the ban on dismemberment abortions! Great job Kansas and Oklahoma!
Highlights of the Week:
HB 190 - The abortion clinic inspection bill which changes the laws regarding the protection of women's health care. HB 190 was heard in the Senate Veterans' Affairs and Health Committee on Thursday, April 16th. Sponsor: Kathy Swan
Testimony in Support of HB 190 Before the Senate Veteran's Affairs and Health Committee: http://missourilife.org/legislation/2015/hb190a.html
SB 24 - The House and Senate gave their final approval to CCS HCS SS #2 SCS SB 24 which modifies provisions of law relating to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The House and Senate kept the additional 2% of funding for the Alternatives to Abortion Program. Missouri Right to Life supported this additional funding for the Alternatives to Abortion Program. Sponsor: Sen. David Sater and Rep. Diane Franklin
Calls Needed on SB 466 & 422 - Simon's Law
Please call President Pro-Tem Tom Dempsey and Senator Eric Schmitt and let them know that you would like them to pass SB 466 & 422, Simon's Law to ensure that do-not-resuscitate orders are not placed in a minor child's medical file without the parent's knowledge. Be sure and thank them for working to pass this bill!
President Pro-Tem Tom Dempsey: 573-751-1141
Senator Eric Schmitt: 573-751-2853
Click here for the full update and information on all the bills we are keeping an eye on.
Oklahoma 2nd Midwest State to Outlaw Dismemberment Abortions
In another major victory for vulnerable unborn babies, Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma became the second governor to sign National Right to Life's new landmark legislation to ban dismemberment abortions...read more
Defending Abortion by Dismemberment Isn't Easy
Slate writer opines that the bans on abortion-by-dismemberment recently signed into law in Kansas and Oklahoma are a "watershed" tactic in pro-lifers' assault on reproductive rights...read more
Safety Crisis: "Lifeless" Patient Rushed From Bakersfield Abortion Clinic to Hospital
For the third time in just two months, abortionist Karen Mann has sent a patient to the hospital to receive emergency care...read more.
Renee Ellmers Pushes Huge Rape Exception Loophole in Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks
Congresswoman Renee Ellmers is pushing for a much wider loophole in the pro-life bill that could render it meaningless by allowing virtually any abortion under the bill...read more.
1/3 Dutch GPs Would Kill Mentally Ill
A recent survey of Netherlander MD general practitioners found that very high percentages would kill cancer patients, and 1/3 would be willing to euthanize the mentally ill...read more.
Pro-Life Around the State
May 9 - Jefferson City -- Pregnancy Help Center of Central Missouri 5K Walk/Run. Memorial Park. Registration begins at 8:30 am and race at 9:00 am. For more information and to register online, please go to www.friendsofphc.org or call 573-644-6635.
June 20 -- Statewide -- MRL Leadership Meeting in Jefferson city at Pleus Hall, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. More details to follow.