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Missouri Lifeline 4/24/15

Legislative Update

Just three weeks left to go in the 2015 Legislative session!

Highlights of the Week:
HB 190 - The abortion clinic inspection bill which changes the laws regarding the protection of women's health care. Executive Session was Held in the Senate Veterans' Affairs and Health Committee on Thursday, April 23rd.  HB 190 Voted Do Pass. 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 - Awaiting Governor's Action......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. SB 24 includes the additional 2% of funding for the Alternatives to Abortion Program that will add an additional $4.3 million for the Alternatives to Abortion Programs to spend each year.  Missouri Right to Life supported this additional funding. Sponsors:  Sen. David Sater and Rep. Diane Franklin

Budget Goes to the Governor two weeks earlier than constitutional deadline
See HB 5 & HB 7 in full update. 


Calls Still 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.

Princeton prof: Kill severely disabled infants under Obamacare 

In a radio interview Sunday, Princeton University ethics professor Peter Singer argued it is "reasonable" for government or private insurance companies to deny treatment to severely disabled babies...read more.

First infant MRI study finds babies feel pain 'like adults'        

The brains of babies "light up" in a similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, suggesting they feel pain much like adults do, researchers said on Tuesday...read more.

Surrogacy Firms are Selling "Extra" Babies on the Black Market to the Highest Bidder  

In a shocking piece of investigative journalism, HBO's documentary show VICE has uncovered even more disturbing details about surrogacy in India...read more.

ACLU sues feds to make Catholic groups provide abortion to illegal immigrants       

American Civil Liberties Union, which is suing the federal government to help ensure the religious organizations provide abortion and contraception...read more.

Articles on the changing Right to Life Landscape      

Please visit bioethicist, Wesley Smith's, blog for the latest on the changing right to life landscape, specifically as it relates to euthanasia and animal rights.. read more.

Pro-Life Around the State

April 25 - Washington - East-Central Area MO Right to Life rummage/bake sale from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia Grade School cafeteria. All proceeds go to support local pro-life charities.

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.

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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