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Missouri Lifeline 9/25/15
MU Announces They Will Discontinue Abortionist Privileges in Future
The following statement can be attributed to Steve Rupp, President Missouri Right to Life:

Yesterday, September 24, the University of Missouri took a step in the right direction when they announced they would withdraw the "refer and follow" privileges from abortionist Colleen McNicholas beginning December 1, 2015. 

We commend the University for this step. However, there are still major concerns.
First, why the delay? How many babies will lose their lives between now and December 1? If you are going to withdraw privileges, why not now?
Second, will the University offer more privileges in December? Will they offer privileges to another abortionist?
There are many unanswered questions at this time.
We thank Senator Kurt Schaefer and the Senate Sanctity of Life Committee members as well as the House Ways and Means and Children and Families Committees for the progress we are making and we encourage them to continue their investigations.
We recommend pro-lifers keep up the pressure. And continue to ask MU to stop enabling the abortion business immediately!

There are babies to save today!
Two Pro-Life Bills Pass U.S. House
Last week the US House voted 241-187 (1 present) to de-fund Planned Parenthood (HR 3134) and 248-177 (1 present) to protect Born-Alive Abortion Survivors (HR 3504).

Below are the votes for our Missouri U.S. Representatives Congressional Delegation.
HR 3134 the Defund Planned Parenthood Act:  (Pro-Life Vote is Aye)
No   Clay, Lacy (D, MO 1st)
Aye  Luetkemeyer, Blaine (R, MO 3rd)
Aye  Hartzler, Vicky (R, MO 4th)
No   Cleaver, Emanuel (D, MO 5th)
Aye  Graves, Sam (R, MO 6th)
Aye  Long, Billy (R, MO 7th)
Aye  Smith, Jason (R, MO 8th)
No vote  Wagner, Ann (R, MO 2nd) **Note: Rep. Wagner was not in Washington at the time of the vote due to the recent death of her mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Congresswoman Wagner at this difficult time.**
HR 3504 the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act:  (Pro-Life Vote is Yea)
No   Clay, Lacy (D, MO 1st)
Yea  Luetkemeyer, Blaine (R, MO 3rd)
Yea  Hartzler, Vicky (R, MO 4th)
No   Cleaver, Emanuel (D, MO 5th)
Yea  Graves, Sam (R, MO 6th)
Yea  Long, Billy (R, MO 7th)
Yea  Smith, Jason (R, MO 8th)
No vote  Wagner, Ann (R, MO 2nd) -- See note above 
Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Fails in Senate
We thank Senator Roy Blunt for his defense of life on the Senate floor this week during debate on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Sadly the Senate failed to get the 60 votes needed to pass the bill. Final count: 54-42 with MO Senators Roy Blunt voting in favor of the bill and Claire McCaskill voting against. 
The Face of the 20-Week Abortion Ban Debate
They say it's not a baby, but I think when you look at Micah's picture when he was 22 weeks...maybe that will help people see him in a different light they didn't before...read more.  
Pope Francis Urges Respect for Life in U.S.
In his first speech on American soil, Pope Francis praised America's Roman Catholic church for its "unfailing commitment" to the pro-life cause, saying it was "the primary reason" for his visit to the country...read more.

Later he gave an historic address to a joint session of Congress and called on lawmakers to protect life...read more.
Stem Cell Debate Not Dead Yet 
The stem cell wars are far from over. How some "donated" aborted baby parts are being used...read more.
Pro-Life Around the State

September 23 - November 1 - The Spring 40 Days for Life campaign is currently underway. Campaigns in or near Missouri include: Columbia, St. Louis, Overland Park, KS.

October 1 - Jefferson City -
Organizational meeting for the new Jefferson City Chapter of Missouri Right to Life. Jefferson City Church of the Nazarene, Fellowship Hall. 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Featured Speaker, Former State Senator Larry Rohrbach.

October 4 - Statewide - 28th National Life Chain, Sunday, October 4, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Click here for a listing of participating cities in Missouri.

October 6 - Independence - MRL Legislative Liaison, Susan Klein, will be the guest speaker at the Kansas City Metro Republican Women's Club Meeting, 7 p.m. 1527 E. 24 Highway.

October 10 - St. Louis - National Day of Protest at Planned Parenthood 10 am - 12 pm, 4251 Forest Park Blvd.

October 15 - Washington, MO - East Central Area MRL's Annual Celebrate Life Banquet. Patty Skain, Executive Director of MRL, will be one of the guest speakers. RSVP by Oct. 8 to Bill Gegg, 636-283-5030 or bill.gegg@att.net.

October 25-26 - Springfield, MO - Young College Republican Convention, MRL Legislstive Liaison, Susan Klein, and MRL PAC Chairman, Dave Plemmons, will be guest speakers. Missouri State University in the Plaster Student Union.

October 29 - Kansas City - Annual Benefit Dinner for Missouri Right to Life-Western Region featuring Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Click here for more info.
November 14 - Statewide - Save the Date!  MRL Statewide leadership meeting! 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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