What to Get Mom for Mother's Day
There are any number of trinkets, arrangements, and special dinners to give your mom for Mother's Day. Give her something to let her know how much she means to you.
My mom recently went through open-heart surgery and is now recuperating. For several days prior to and during the surgery, her hospital stay and now recuperation I was called on to put my life on hold and be there for her. I want her to know that it is an honor and privilege to do these things for her just as she has done so much for her children and grandchildren over the years.
For Mother's Day, in addition to the nice dinner and flowers, I am giving her a letter similar to Greg Chesmore's letter in latest printed MRL Newsletter. Maybe you would like to do something similar. The letter is available here on page four. http://www.missourilife.org/news/2015/mrl_news_april2015.pdf
--Patty Skain, MRL Executive Director
"Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is also synonymous with servanthood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awake at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously put others before themselves." --Charles Stanley
ACTION ALERT FOR: Final Week of the 2015 Legislative Session.
2015 Legislative Session Ends at 6:00 p.m., Friday, May 15
CALLS NEEDED TO THE SENATE ON HB 190
Ask your Senator to take up and pass HB 190 to ensure annual inspections of abortion facilities. Click here to get your Senator's phone number.
While you are talking to your Senator also ask them to pass Simon's Law (SB 466 & 422) to ensure that a DNR order is not placed in a minor child's file without the parent's knowledge.
HB 190 - The abortion clinic inspection bill which changes the laws regarding the protection of women's health care. On Senate Informal HB on Third Reading Calendar awaiting final action by the Senate. 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 466 & 422 - Simon's Law ensures that do-not-resuscitate order is not placed in a minor child's medical file without the parent's knowledge.
Sponsors: Senators Eric Schmitt and Rob Schaaf
Testimony in Support of SB 466 & 422: http://missourilife.org/legislation/2015/sb466.html
Click Here to hear Radio Spot for Simon's Law
Update on HB 5 Alternative to Abortion Funding and HB 7 Pro-life language on Economic Development Budget Bills: Missouri Gov. Nixon signs $26 billion spending plan -- which includes $2,158,561 appropriated by the legislature for Alternatives to Abortion.
for the full update and information on all the bills we are keeping an eye on.
U.S. House to vote next week on Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act!
The House of Representatives will vote on a bill next week that would ban nearly all late-term abortions...read more.
Today, MO Representative Vicky Hartzler released the following statement about HR 36:
"I am pleased to see this important legislation moving forward. In addition to protecting innocent babies who can feel the pain of an abortion, the new language goes further, adding protections for mothers and infants as well. I am thankful for all those who wouldn't let this issue fade. It is extremely important that we continue to defend the value of every child - born or unborn, and I look forward this bill coming to the floor."
Some of the extensive evidence that unborn children have the capacity to experience pain, at least by 20 weeks fetal age, is available on the NRLC website at www.nrlc.org/abortion/fetalpain and also here: www.doctorsonfetalpain.com.
Adoption vs. Abortion, personally understood
The fact of adoption weighs on some adoptees, adopted as babies with little or no access even in later life to the real story. I was one of those...read more.
Scientist Says We Should Experiment on Unborn Babies and Edit Their DNA
Researcher at Oxford University, argues that we are morally obligated to use new DNA editing techniques like CRISPR, which can precisely edit the human genome, to cure genetic disease...read more.
A Merciful End: The Euthanasia Movement in Modern America - By Ian Dowbiggin
Though short, A Merciful End comprehensively traces the twists and turns primarily of the Euthanasia Society of America...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.
May 9 -- St. Louis -- Mother's Day Prayer Service, 10:30 am, outside Planned Parenthood at 4251 Forest Park Blvd
May 15 -- Belton, MO -- Missouri Right to Life Ed Fund Golf Tournament, 11:00 am, at Eagles' Landing Golf Course. Click here for more info.
June 20 -- Statewide -- MRL Leadership Meeting in Jefferson city at Pleus Hall, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. More details to follow.