January 8, 2016
2016 Legislative Session Began Wednesday, January 6
2016 Priority Legislation:
The Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee will hear SB 644 on Tuesday, January 12. Senator David Sater is Chairman of the Committee and Senator Bob Onder is the Sponsor of SB 644 - This bill Modifies provisions relating to abortion, including donation of fetal tissue, tissue reports, physician privileges, and ambulatory surgical center licensing and inspections.
Representative Diane Franklin, Chair of the Missouri House Children and Families Committee - Files 4 Bills Addressing Issues Brought Out in the 2015 House Investigative Hearings of Planned Parenthood:
Click here for the full update and information on all the bills we are keeping an eye on.
Report of the Senate Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Human Life The Missouri Senate Sanctity of Life Committee issued a summary of their work and recommendations for the 2016 Legislative Session...read more.
Click here for a statement from committee chairman Sen. Kurt Shaefer.
Missouri Right to Life would like to extend our warmest and heartfelt congratulations to Cindi Boston of Springfield, who has been named the incoming Vice President of Heartbeat International. Cindi has served as Director and CEO of the Springfield Pregnancy Care Center since its inception in 2000. During this time, the PCC has set the best examples of what it means to serve women and families facing unexpected pregnancies.
Cindi will be leaving us later in January, but unborn children all over the world will be in a more secure place with someone with her leadership, skills, and gracefulness helping Heartbeat International. Thank you, Cindi for your faithfulness in the call to Love Life!
Obama vetoes bill gutting Obamacare, defunding Planned Parenthood In a widely expected move, President Obama vetoed a bill that would gut major pillars of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood...read more.
Surrogate Mom refuses to abort, files suit challenging constitutionality of California's surrogacy law Cook's position could not be more clear. "They are human beings," Cook told the Post. "I bonded with these kids. This is just not right."...read more.
Canada's new euthanasia regime Last February Canada's Supreme Court declared that denying patients access to assisted suicide and euthanasia is a violation of their human rights...read more.
Pro-Life Around the State
January 16 - St. Louis - Annual Roe v. Wade Memorial Mass at the Cathedral Basilica at 9:30 am.
January 21-23 - Statewide - 43rd National March for Life, Missouri Life Caravan. Buses will depart from St. Louis and other locations around Missouri. Registration deadline is Jan. 4. 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.
January 21 - Warrensburg - Children's Memorial Service for Life, 7 pm at Grover Park Baptist Church. For further information, please call 660-747-5772
January 22 - Sedalia- Roe v. Wade memorial observance 12 noon to 1 pm at the Pettis County Courthouse
January 22 - Kansas City - Pro-Life Prayer Rally, noon to 1 pm at Ilus Davis Park, 400 E 9th St - across from the Federal Courthouse. For more info call MRL-WR office: 353-4113 or click here.
January 22 - Independence - Candlelight Vigil in front of Planned Parenthood, 811 Noland, 7-8 pm. For details, call: 816-836-0830
January 24 - Lamar - MRL Legislative Liaison, Susan Klein, will be the guest speaker at the MRL Barton County Chapter Meeting at Memorial Hall at 2 pm.
January 30 - Jefferson City - Midwest March for Life, 10 am, beginning at St. Peter's Church, 216 Broadway St. Click here for more information.
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"