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December 11, 2015
Pre-Filing of Legislation for 2016 Legislative Session
Pro-Life bills to Watch:
NOTE: In the following lists Missouri Right to Life's position could change at any time depending on amendments that are needed or amendments that can happen at any point in the legislative process.
In the Missouri State Senate:
SB 644 - Sponsor: Bob Onder -
Modifies provisions related to abortion. Includes pro-life language for donation of fetal tissue, tissue reporting, physician privileges, ambulatory surgical center reporting and abortion facility inspections (Support)
SB 802 - Sponsor: David Sater - Prohibits abortions performed solely because of a prenatal diagnosis, test, or screening indicating Down Syndrome or the potential of Down Syndrome in an unborn child (Support)
In the Missouri State House:
HB 1370 - Sponsor: Rocky Miller - Changes the laws regarding consent for a minor to obtain an abortion (Support)
HB 1714 - Sponsor: Tila Hubrecht - Establishes the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act (Support)
Click here for the full update and information on all the bills we are keeping an eye on.
MO Rep Joins Powerful House Leadership Group
In a hotly contested battle for the Republican nomination to run in the special election for the 8th Congressional district, pro-life, former state representative Jason Smith, received a single endorsement from Missouri Right to Life state PAC and successfully won that nomination against well-funded opposition.
Now, the newly elected Missouri Congressman will serve on the Republican Steering Committee, the first Missourian appointed since U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., was a House representative years ago...read more.
Ban on abortions because of Down syndrome diagnosis proposed A state lawmaker responsible for the 72 hour waiting period before an abortion has proposed a new restriction: preventing an abortion because of a Down syndrome diagnosis...read more.
43rd Annual National March for Life Join us as we travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Annual March for Life and to meet with our elected officials. January 21-23, 2016 (Thurs - Sat)
Buses leave from various locations throughout the St. Louis Metro area.
For more information or to register, contact the MRL-ER office manager at
email@example.com or 314-434-4900 or click here to download a registration form.
Registration deadline is January 4, 2016, but the price goes up after Dec. 24th to $180.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. abortion rate hits record low Randall O'Bannon, director of education and research for the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund, said the abortion rate is declining because "people's attitudes and actions regarding abortion have changed."...read more.
Pro-Life Group Says It Educates College Students About Planned Parenthood's 'True Nature' The pro-life group Students for Life of America has organized a college tour where it puts up the displays to educate students about what it calls the "true nature" of the nation's largest abortion provider...read more.
Belgian doctors call for end to euthanasia for mental suffering For the first time since the adoption of the law in 2002, a decision to allow euthanasia has been challenged by the euthanasia evaluation committee and forwarded to the public prosecutor...read more.
Fertility Decline Prolonging Global Economic Crisis, Experts Say Experts struggle to understand why the global economy languishes years after the 2008 global economic crisis...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. See article above for more details.
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"