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Missouri Lifeline 1/22/16
Remembering Roe and Eyeing Pro-Life Gains in 2016
As right-to-life activists gathered across the country to observe the 43rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's twin decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton legalizing abortion in America, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of 50 state right-to-life affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, noted the promise of further pro-life gains in 2016...read more
Prayer Events for our State and Nation
Please Mark Your Calendars for the following Dates - Times and Speakers to be Announced Soon

Bott Radio will be hosting the following events at the Missouri State Capitol, Missouri Right to Life will be supporting these prayer events.
 
March 30 - Bott Radio National Day of Prayer - Show Me Your Glory Lord Event at the Missouri State Capitol, First Floor Rotunda.

This event kicks off 40 days of fasting and prayer prior to the National Day of Prayer event on May 5. We need each other to join together and link arms to win the battle for the unborn and for our religious freedoms.
 
May 5 - National Day of Prayer at the Missouri State Capitol, South Lawn. The theme for National Day of Prayer this year is Wake Up America!
 
Later in May -  Franklin Graham will be coming to Missouri for the America Decision Tour to lead prayer at the Capitol Steps for our state and nation.  I pray you will mark your calendar and bring all those you know to come that day and pray for revival and an awakening of God's people.
Legislative Update

January 22, 2016 

2016 Priority Legislation: Public hearings have been held on the following bills in the House and 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) January 12, 2016 - Public Hearing Held in Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee: http://www.senate.mo.gov/16info/pdf-bill/intro/SB644.pdf
Testimony in Support of SB 644:   http://missourilife.org/legislation/2016/sb644.html

HB 1370 - Sponsor: Rocky Miller - Changes the laws regarding notification prior to a minor obtaining an abortion (Support) January 19, 2016 - Public Hearing Held in House Children and Families Committee: http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills161/billpdf/intro/HB1370I.PDF
Testimony in Support of HB 1370: http://missourilife.org/legislation/2016/hb1370.html 
 
At this time there have been 396 bills and 42 various resolutions filed in the Senate. And, there have been 1008 bills and 74 various resolutions filed in the House.  

Click here for the full update and information on all the bills we are keeping an eye on.

Your voice needed now for unborn babies who have no voice
Next Tuesday, January 26th, with the chants of hundreds of thousands of pro-life marchers still ringing in their ears, members of the U.S. House of Representatives will cast a key vote for the future of the unborn...read more . 
Pro-Life Groups Join Battles Over Frozen Embryos
A link to the NY Times article about Missouri Right to Life's pro-life brief (joint with others) in the McQueen frozen embryo case appears below. Jim Cole, General Counsel for Missouri Right to Life, edited the brief and provided the discussion of Missouri law, the "points relied on" and the statement of facts. There is also an excellent quote from Gerard Nieters, Missouri Right to Life Legislative Director....read more . 
Abortion's Real Numbers
For 43 years, abortion has been legal. Does the public understand the true toll?..read more.
Marching for Life....Every day
By the grace of God, whether I'm in DC for the March for Life or not, I march every day...read more.

Even if you cannot be at the March for Life, please join us in standing up for life every day. We are a voice for the voiceless!

 
Emotional debate over abortion continues in 2016
"When you have an abortion, even though the baby is gone, it still lies within your heart, so it's permanent," Kyla said...read more.
Supreme Court rejects heartbeat bill appeal
Giving clear evidence that the majority of the US Supreme Court judges are not favorable to any ban on abortion or the overturning of Roe v. Wade, they have refused to hear the abortion ban bill commonly called "The Heartbeat bill."...read more

This only highlights the extreme need for a pro-life President and US Senate who will appoint and approve judges to the federal bench and SCOTUS who will recognize the overreach and faulty principles of the Roe v. Wade decision.
 
Pro-Life Movement: Progress Is on Our Side
Many Americans have reevaluated their perspective on this sensitive yet profound issue...read more.
A look inside the womb
Parents share moving video of 18-week-old babies during in utero surgery...read more.
Video: Child with High Risk Leukemia Recovers after Adult Stem Cell Transplant

Click here to read more.
Pro-Life Around the State

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

January 22 - Hannibal - 7 p.m. at 5th Street Baptist Church. Join us in prayer to restore respect for all human life, from the unborn to the elderly.

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. Mass services will be held at the Catholic Center at 20 West Ninth St at 10:30 for those who would like to attend prior to the Vigil. We will gather with Ecumenical groups of pastors and pro-life workers in prayer.

January 22 - Independence - Candlelight Vigil in front of Planned Parenthood, 811 Noland, 7-8 pm.

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" 
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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