U.S. Senate to vote on de-funding Planned Parenthood!
The U.S. Senate will vote as early as Monday, August 3, on a bill - strongly backed by National Right to Life - that would cut off all federal funds to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and all of its affiliates...read more.
MO Senator Roy Blunt is one of the many lawmakers involved in recent efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Last week, he signed a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Burwell calling for her cooperation in a full investigation into the practices of the organization.
And this week he helped introduce Senate bill 1881 to fully de-fund Planned Parenthood.
Upon introduction of the legislation, Senator Blunt said, "The video footage of Planned Parenthood executives continues to raise deeply troubling questions, and, like most Americans, I am appalled by the disturbing actions these videos describe," said Senator Blunt. "It is clear that Planned Parenthood is not the right place for any federal dollars. We will ensure every dollar taken away from Planned Parenthood will go toward women's health care through our community health centers and other providers."
Click here to urge your two U.S. senators to vote in support of "Sen. Ernst's bill, S. 1881, to de-fund Planned Parenthood."
Union Boss calls for union support of Planned Parenthood
Speaking for 12.5 mil. union members, AFL-CIO boss defends America's biggest abortion factory...read more.
St. Louis mention in Planned Parenthood video riles Missouri abortion foes
Southern Baptists in Missouri renewed calls for annual inspections at the state's only abortion clinic after a controversial video exposé of Planned Parenthood mentioned St. Louis as a possible location to obtain fetal tissue...read more.
Schaefer writes letter requesting Planned Parenthood's license be suspended
Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, has penned a letter as the chairman of the Senate Interim Committee on Sanctity of Life to Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Gail Vasterling requesting the license of the Planned Parenthood in Columbia to be suspended...read more.
Planned Parenthood's Harvesting-to-Custom Order of Baby Body Parts is 'Sickening and Deplorable'
A fourth undercover video by The Center for Medical Progress (CMP), released today, appears to show a senior physician-executive of an affiliate of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) casually discussing the harvesting and trafficking of body parts from unborn children killed by abortion...read more from National Right to Life.
Click here to watch the video -- warning: graphic.
Nancy Valko Given 2015 People of Life Award
On July 27, during the annual Diocesan Pro-Life Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Kansas, Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston, chair of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the USCCB presented Nancy Valko with a "People of Life Award". Nancy was recognized for her professional and volunteer advocacy, especially on disability and end-of-life issues.
A registered nurse since 1969, she worked for 45 years in critical care, oncology, hospice, home health and other specialties. Valko formerly served as president of Missouri Nurses for Life, board member of the Saint Louis Down Syndrome Association, and co-chair of the St. Louis Archdiocesan Respect Life Committee. She is currently a spokesperson for the National Association of Pro-Life Nurses and serves as a legal nurse consultant with the Valko Group.
Having cared for family members as well as patients with chronic conditions, disabilities and terminal illness, her compassionate insight informs her many presentations, media appearances, and articles on medical ethics in Catholic publications and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Valko has become a significant voice in the fight against assisted suicide.
A small hand, severed, on a dish, cannot go unnoticed
In the latest video released by the Center for Medical Progress there is a picture of a hand...It was formerly the right hand of an 11.6-week-old fetus; it is now part of the various organic odds and ends being sifted through on a plate in the pathology lab of a Planned Parenthood clinic...read more .
Report shows spike in teen use of morning-after pill
More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill -- a dramatic increase that likely reflects that it's easier now for teens to buy the emergency contraceptive...read more.
Suicide Should Not Be Made Easy
Suicide should not be easy to access. It should be difficult. That is how lives are sometimes saved...read more.
Pro-Life Around the State
August 1-2 -- Washington -- Float decorating for Washington Fair Parade on Aug 1, 9:30 am, at the farm located at the corner of Hwy. 100 and High St. Then, gather for parade at 4 pm on Aug 2. Parade begins at 5.
August 8 -- Kansas City -- Sidewalk Counseling Classes, both beginner and intermediate, will be held on Saturday, August 8th from 9:00 am to noon and from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
August 13-23 -- Sedalia -- Visit the Missouri Right to Life booth at the Missouri State Fair.