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Missouri Lifeline 4/22/16
Legislative Update 

April 15, 2016

Legislature sends budget bills to the Governor two weeks early.

Missouri Right to Life thanks the legislators who supported the following pro-life provisions in the budget bills.

  • Alternative to Abortion Funding. (HB 2005: 5.160 - $6,458,561)
  • Maintained pro-life protective language on Dept. of Economic Development bill to prevent public monies from being used for research on aborted babies, human cloning and embryos. (HB 2007: 7.035)
  • For the purpose of providing expansion of courier services for delivery of cord blood to the St. Louis Cord Blood Bank at SSM Cardinal Glennon Hospital.  (HB 2010: 10.745 lines eight thru eleven - $75,000)
  • Show-Me Healthy Babies Program Funding. (HB 2011: 11.560 - $13,597,790)
  • Family planning dollars in the state budget will now be funded by the state and not the federal government. These monies can be used for family planning provided that none of the funds appropriated in 11.550 may be expended to directly or indirectly subsidize abortion services or procedures or administrative functions and none of the funds appropriated in 11.550 may be paid or granted to an organization that provides abortion services. (HB 2011: 11.550 - $10,790,923) 
Better Health Care for Women that does not include abortion!

CALL TO ACTION: Our Legislators need to know that you support them as they work to pass pro-life legislation. 

Call your Senator, thank him/her for what they have done so far -- and, let them know that we need HCS HB's 2069 & 2371 passed to give the full force of law to ensure that baby body parts are not being sold in Missouri or around the United States.

NOTE Regarding SR 1793 and SR 1794 - Subpoena's to Planned Parenthood and their contracted Pathology Lab, Inc. Director: Discussions between Planned Parenthood and Pathology Lab Director and the Missouri State Senate continue...

Click here for the full legislative update and information on all of the bills we are keeping an eye on
Missouri lawmakers consider abortion legislation as session closes  
With three weeks left in Missouri's legislative session, some lawmakers continue to push measures that address the handling of remains of aborted babies and a plan to strip funding from Planned Parenthood...read more.
In the Market for Fetal Body Parts, a Baby's Brain Sells for $3,340
Republicans on the special House panel investigating the transfer of fetal tissue from aborted babies presented evidence in a hearing this week that breaks down the price per body part...read more.
Report: Planned Parenthood Organ Sales Are 'Pure Profit'
Planned Parenthood abortion clinics profit from the sale of aborted baby organs, according to new documents released by a congressional committee investigating the organization's practices...read more.
Trump has 'zero chance' of changing GOP platform on abortion: pro-life leaders
National pro-life leaders deny Donald Trump's claim that he would "absolutely" change the Republican Party's platform to allow abortion for the "three exceptions" of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother...read more.
4 Facts That Prove Obamacare Isn't Aging Well 
The law is a good example of bad policy...read more
26 Organizations Urge Passage of Conscience Protection Act of 2016 in Joint Letter to Congress
National Right to Life is a signatory to the letter asking the House of Representatives to pass H.R. 4828...read more[For more about the bill, click here.]
The American College of Pediatricians supports Simon's Law!
The American College of Pediatricians supports legislative efforts to pass bills dubbed, Simon's Law - designed to guarantee parents their inalienable right to participate in the healthcare decisions of their disabled or severely ill children...read more.
Sex-Selection, Forced Abortion Are Happening Here in the United States
Many women today living in immigrant communities in the United States face discrimination, mistreatment, or resentment from family members if they fail to bear a son...read more.
UN Commission Steamrolls Over Pro-Life/ Pro-Family Concerns
Ending negotiations unusually early last Friday, the UN Commission on Population and Development chose to embrace ambiguity on divisive social issues in a resolution about the need for accurate data to measure progress on UN development policy...read more.
Assisted suicide makes us all complicit in another's death
The difference between assisted suicide and suicide is the involvement of another individual, or individuals, and so far as we permit their involvement it implicates us all...read more.
Pro-Life Around the State
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. Susan Klein, MRL legislative liaison, and Pam Fichter, MRL former President and current Eastern Region chairman, will be guest speakers.
April 23 - Overland Park - National Day of Protest Against Planned Parenthood, 4401 W 109th Street. 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Click here for more information.
April 23 - Columbia - National Day of Protest Against Planned Parenthood, 711 N Providence Rd. 10:00 a.m. - noon. Patty Skain, MRL Executive Director, will be a guest speaker.
April 23 - Joplin - National Day of Protest Against Planned Parenthood, 710 Illinois Ave., 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
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. 
June 18 - Jefferson City - Save the date! MRL Statewide Meeting, 10 am at Pleus Hall, 1208 E. McCarty St. Lunch will be provided.
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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