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Missouri Lifeline 3/4/16
West Virginia Legislature Approves Groundbreaking Dismemberment Abortion Ban
West Virginia passes the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. This ban on dismemberment abortions has the potential to transform the debate when people realize that living unborn children are being killed by being torn limb from limb...read more.

Missouri's Ban on Dismemberment Abortion Bill is HB 1714 sponsored by Rep. Tila Hubrecht. HB 1714 has had a hearing in the House Children and Families Committee and is waiting on further action.
Indiana Senate passes bill to stop the practice of aborted babies being discarded as medical waste
Industrial trash cans full of aborted babies body parts from the St. Louis Planned Parenthood were reported to be at a Medical Waste facility in Indiana.

While the Indiana Bill mentioned in this press release is addressing how to end medical waste of aborted babies body parts in Indiana, we in Missouri are trying to account for where all the babies body parts go from the St. Louis Planned Parenthood.

Our SB 644 and HB's 2069 & 2371 (now all in one bill) will address the issue of accounting for baby body parts from abortion in Missouri. 
Legislative Update

March 4, 2016 -
At the Capitol this week:

House Committees on Children and Families and the Select Committee on Social Services Advance to the full House a Substantial Expansion of Abortion Clinic Inspection Bill which will require accountability for the buying and selling of aborted babies, inspections of abortion clinic facilities, whistle-blower protection for abortion clinic employees and much more. HCS HB's 2069 & 2371 (this committee sub includes HB's 2068, 2070, 2071 and 2329)  

Click here for the full legislative update and information on all the bills we are keeping an eye on.
April 5 -- "Show Me Life" Pro-Life Action Day
Plan now to come to Jefferson City on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, for Pro-Life Action Day to encourage your legislators to pass pro-life legislation. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. Lobby your legislators, then join the Noon Rally. 

Transportation is available from many areas of the state. Contact the Missouri Right to Life State Office, 573.635.5110, or visit www.missourilife.org for transportation and additional information regarding Pro-Life Action Day. 
Rev. Graham: 'I Won't Be Buying Any Girl Scout Cookies This Year'
Commenting on St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson's warning about the pro-abortion agenda of the leadership of Girl Scouts USA, evangelical pastor Franklin Graham said the archbishop is "exactly right" and that more "church leaders need his boldness" to speak out, and added, "I won't be buying any Girl Scout cookies this year."...read more.
Senator Blunt Signs Amicus Brief in Pro-Life Case at U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt on Wednesday, March 2.
Senator Roy Blunt was one of 34 senators that signed on to an amicus brief urging the Court to uphold the Texas abortion clinic law in question, H.B. 2. The brief argued that courts should give deference to legislatures when making decisions about the best interests of health and safety of patients.

MO Representatives Vicky Hartzler, Sam Graves, Billy Long, Blaine Luetkemeyer and Ann Wagner also signed the brief.
Texas's H.B. 2 - like Missouri's current law - requires a physician performing an abortion to have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of the location where the abortion is performed and requires abortion clinics to comply with the State's standards for ambulatory (i.e., outpatient) surgical centers.
You can read a copy of the amicus brief here.
In defense of women's health and safety
Op-ed from Rep. Vicky Hartzler on the "Whole Woman's Health" case before SCOTUS this week against a pro-life Texas law responsible for closing abortion clinics that could not guarantee they could protect the health of Texas women...read more.  
Abortion and the Supreme Court's Misguided Notions of 'Autonomy'
As the Supreme Court considers Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, all eyes rest on Justice Kennedy...read more.
Simon's Law in the News
The following articles highlight the need for HB 1915 a.k.a. "Simon's Law" which changes the laws regarding life-sustaining or non-beneficial treatment policies of health care facilities:

Doctors Issued A Do-Not-Resuscitate For A Newborn Without Telling His Parents. A Missouri Bill Now Bears His Name

Disabled animals are spared from slaughter - why not babies?

Two Pro-life bills get Kansas Senate committee hearings 
49ers' Torrey Smith shares unborn child's health scare, asks for prayers
Abortion was not an option. "A disability doesn't make you unhealthy," Smith wrote, "it just means you may have different challenges. We all have challenges, and we are ready for ours that will soon come. Prayers Up for Kameron!"...read more
Human Gene Editing and Eugenics
There is an emerging consensus among scientists that this should not take place in embryos that will be used for reproduction. This hasn't stopped some scientists for advocating for the idea that it's okay to use such technology to modify embryos for the purposes of experimentation but then destroying them later...read more
Pro-Life Around the State
February 10-March 20 - Statewide - 40 Days for Life spring campaign. Click for details on the following MO locations: Columbia, St. Louis, Kansas City

March 5 - Kansas City - Students for Life of America is sponsoring the Kansas City Leadership Summit at Rockhurst University. Melissa Ohden who survived a saline abortion will be speaking, as well as speakers from Alliance Defending Freedom, Zoe's House Adoption Agency, and others. For more information contact Annie at anniekcc4life@gmail.com.

March 25-26 - St. Louis - 24 hr. Good Friday/Holy Saturday Vigil. For more information contact Mary at 314-346-9052 or email defenseless68@gmail.com

March 30 - Jefferson City - Bott Radio National Day of Prayer: Show Me Your Glory Lord Event at the Missouri State Capitol, First Floor Rotunda.

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"

April 23 - St. Louis - Third National Day of Protest Against Planned Parenthood, 4251 Forest Park Blvd.  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Hosted by Defenders of the Unborn. 
May 5 - Jefferson City - National Day of Prayer at the Missouri State Capitol, South Lawn. The theme for National Day of Prayer this year is Wake Up America!

May 17 - Jefferson City - Franklin Graham will be coming to Missouri for the America Decision Tour to lead prayer at the Capitol Steps for our state and nation. 
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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