Missouri Lifeline 5/22/15
Missouri Fines Aetna for Paying for Uninsured Abortions
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced Tuesday that insurer Aetna has agreed to pay $4.5 million for violations of state law that included paying for elective abortions when the women were not eligible under their policies, marking the largest insurance penalty in state history...read more.
Legislation Saves Lives! Abortion Numbers Continue to Drop!
The preliminary number of abortions in 2013 has finally been released by the MO Dept. of Health. The total numbers of abortions in 2013 was 8,740. This is a decline of 287 abortions or over a 3% drop in one year. This continues a trend that has been going on almost steadily since 1980 thanks to pro-life activists!
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Beginning in 2007, alternatives to abortion funding was provided through legislation. In 2010, expansion of the information given to women prior to an abortion was passed. In addition, in 2011 abortions on viable infants was banned. In 2011 restrictions on Medicaid funded abortions was passed. In 2013, tele-med abortions were prohibited.
Help us pass critical legislation and continue to reduce the numbers of abortions.
The Science of Fetal Pain
Radio interview with David A. Prentice, Ph.D., Vice President and Research Director of the Charlotte Lozier Institute, on the science of fetal pain...read more.
MDs Give Themselves Duty-to-Die Power over Patients
Futile Care Theory has just taken a huge step toward nation-wide imposition with an official policy statement by the American Thoracic Society in collaboration with other medical and nursing associations involved with intensive care internationally...read more.
Bella Santorum Turns Seven and Points the Way to Beauty
Rick Santorum and his wife, Karen, reflect on the seventh birthday of their daughter, Bella, whose life doctors advised the Santorums to end before she was born...read more.
California Medical Association drops opposition to doctor-assisted suicide
The California Medical Association on Wednesday dropped its three-decade opposition to physician-assisted suicide, possibly paving the way for already-introduced legislation that would make the practice legal for terminally ill patients in the state...read more.
He Failed to Inspect Kermit Gosnell's Abortion Clinic, Now He's Getting a Promotion
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is igniting controversy for his decision to appoint a long-time Secretary of State to reassume his post...read more .
Pro-Life Around the State
May 15, 16, 17 -- Hannibal -- 35th Annual MRL Yard Sale Hannibal-LaGrange University, Mabee Sports Complex. May 21, sneak preview, 4-7 pm $1.00 admission. May 22 -- 8 a.m.-7 p.m. May 23 -- 8 a.m. - Noon.
June 20 -- Statewide -- MRL Leadership Meeting in Jefferson city at Pleus Hall, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. In addition to presentations and brainstorming, we will have a panel discussion on end-of-life issues. Panel participants will include, Dave Drury of Lawyers for Life, John Ryan, social worker with the Veteran's Administration, Jerry Nieters, Legislative Chairman, MRL and Susan Klein, Legislative Liaison, MRL. All are welcome. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-635-5110.
June 25, 26, 27 -- Shelbina -- Shelby Co Right to Life annual Garage Sale. Starts June 25 at 4-8 PM, 1$ donation for early shopping. June 26 is from 8AM-8PM. June 27 is from 8AM-12PM. Father Buhman Center, St. Mary's Church, 103 S 4th St, Shelbina MO. Any one wanting to donate items should bring them to the Fr. Buhman Center starting June 22-24.