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Missouri Lifeline 12/4/15
Activist Judge Chooses to Ignore Missouri Law and Sides With Planned Parenthood
Judge Nanette K. Laughrey has blocked the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) from revoking Planned Parenthood's license.

The good news, so far, is that the University of Missouri has stood by their decision to revoke the "refer and follow" privileges of abortionist Dr. Colleen McNicholas. So, there can be no abortions at the Columbia clinic at this time.

However, Planned Parenthood in Columbia can keep their doors open. DHSS issued the business license for PP to operate with the stipulation that they would have a physician on staff that had hospital privileges.

On Wednesday, Dec. 2 Judge Nanette extended the temporary restraining order against DHSS till late December. More to come.
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Read President Pro-Tem Ron Richard's letter to Pro-Abortion Attorney General Chris Koster asking him to defend Missouri's law: http://missourilife.org/legislation/2016/Attorney-General.pdf 
Missouri legislators expect to focus on abortion, and University of Missouri, in new session
Legislative leaders and pro-life activists are making it clear that abortion regulations - and Planned Parenthood -- are likely to be among the top issues for many Missouri lawmakers when they return to the state Capitol in a few weeks...read more
Legislative Update

December 4, 2015
Pre-Filing of Legislation for 2016 Legislative Session
The Second Regular Session of the 98th Missouri General Assembly will kick off at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.
Pre-filing of legislation for the 2016 session began Tuesday, December 1, 2015. At this time there have been 215 bills and 15 various resolutions filed in the Senate.  And, there have been 273 bills and 6 various resolutions filed in the House.
Your Missouri Right to Life Legislative Team has worked with legislators on pro-life bills to file for the 2016 legislative session. We have also begun reviewing all bills filed and will be reporting weekly in the lifelines during the legislative session.  We will update you on bills that have either a positive or negative impact on our ability to protect innocent human lives at every stage of life and development. 
Please read these updates. Your knowledge on these important life issues is important for when you speak with your legislators. Your involvement with your legislator is very important!
When we put out a legislative alert for phone calls, e-mails and letters to legislators you need to be ready. Your involvement is important to the passage of good solid pro-life legislation.
Two of the most important events that you can plan for in 2016 will be to attend Pro-Life Action Days on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 and April 5, 2016 at the Missouri State Capitol.
Please print off the "Show Me Life" Action Day flyer and distribute to your pro-life friends, family and church members. http://www.missouririghttolife.org/assets/lobby_day_flyer2016.pdf 
Because of the work of the House and Senate Investigation Committees regarding all the videos on the buying and selling of baby body parts and the abortion clinic license for the Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia, passage of pro-life legislation is essential to the safety of babies and women in Missouri. Your attendance at lobby days is essential to the passage of solid pro-life legislation and defunding Planned Parenthood!
Thank you for your commitment to protecting innocent human lives! Your support of Missouri Right to Life ensures protections for innocent human lives through the legislative process!

See you in Jefferson City on February 9 and April 5 at the "Show Me Life Action Days"!
Click here for the full update and information on all the bills we are keeping an eye on. 
First bill stemming from Missouri Planned Parenthood hearings filed
The legislation requires a physician who performs abortions to have both admitting and surgical privileges at a nearby hospital. It also requires a yearly unannounced inspection of abortion facilities in the state and provides inspectors with a framework of what to inspect for...read more.
U.S. Senate has voted to DEFUND Planned Parenthood!
Yesterday the U.S. Senate voted 52-47 to strip Planned Parenthood of about $400 million in federal funding...read more.

Missouri Right to Life thanks Sen. Roy Blunt for voting to defund Planned Parenthood after videos show the reality of the horrors that go on inside Planned Parenthood's across the United States.  And, to redirect the funding for women's health care to federally qualified health care centers that offer a broader range of services for women. Click here to send him your appreciation.
We are very disappointed that Sen. Claire McCaskill voted to continue funding Planned Parenthood's marketing of baby body parts under the disguise of care for women. 
MRL Hoodies Available
Proclaim your pro-life beliefs with pro-life apparel from Missouri Right to Life! In addition to our variety of shirts, we are pleased to now offer these fine hoodies!

Sweatshirts are $23.00, t-shirts are $10, polo shirts are $20.00 and golf shirts are $30.00. Shirt designs can be found on our website.

Contact MRL for size and ordering information: 573-635-5110 or email righttolife@missourilife.org.
Hold My Hand Campaign
The Archdiocese of St. Louis, along with other partners, has launched a campaign, "#HoldMyHand," to stop Planned Parenthood and the atrocities it commits in our country.

The goal of this campaign is to build on the momentum of the Center for Medical Progress videos that expose Planned Parenthood's actions in order to end public support for Planned Parenthood through: (1) a social media campaign to put a face on the pro-life movement and give a united voice to people who are pro-life, pro-woman, and pro-healthcare; and (2) an email campaign that gives people specific ways of becoming more active in the pro-life movement.

Take a moment to visit holdmyhand.net and check out the resources to spread the message. We encourage you to:

Change your profile picture on Twitter or Facebook; 
Sign up for the email alerts; 
Share pro-life memes or tweets; 
Watch the CMP videos.
Help Save Lives with Your Online Christmas Shopping!
All you have to do is click this link to access the eScrip Online Mall and shop as you normally would. That's it! No card registration, coupons or special downloads required. Just be sure to name Missouri Right to Life Education Fund as your beneficiary.
Parents refuse abortion for baby given no hope
At 23 weeks gestation, Angela Bakker and her husband Michael were devastated to learn that their baby girl was not going to live...read more . 
Nevada court to decide fate of woman on life-support
Money is behind a Reno hospital's rush to pull the life-support plug from a 20-year-old woman declared brain dead by doctors more than six months ago, a lawyer for the woman's family alleged Wednesday...read more
China 'clone factory' scientist eyes human replication
The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, he told AFP, and is only holding off for fear of the public reaction...read more .
Pro-Life Around the State

December 19 - St. Louis - Empty Manger Vigil, 10:00 a.m. at Planned Parenthood 4251 Forest Park Blvd.


January 21-23 - Statewide -
43rd National March for Life, Missouri Life Caravan. Buses will depart from St. Louis and other locations around Missouri. More information to follow.

February 9 - Statewide - Pro-Life Action Day at Missouri State Capitol. We Need You in Jefferson City! This will be the day to let our legislators know we want legislation passed to Stop Planned Parenthood  

April 5 - Statewide - Pro-Life Action Day at Missouri State Capitol. We Need You in Jefferson City Again! This will be the day to emphasize "Defunding of Planned Parenthood" 
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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