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Please join us in praying for our Governor-elect Eric Greitens and Sheena and their family, and President-elect Donald Trump and Melania and all their family as they transition our State and Nation back into a nation of conservative Christian values and personal responsibility.

May God protect them and give them wisdom and guidance.
Legislative Update: December 9, 2016

Pre-Filing of Legislation for 2017 Legislative Session
The First Regular Session of the 99th Missouri General Assembly will kick off at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
Pre-filing of legislation for the 2017 session began Thursday, December 1, 2016. At this time there have been 194 bills and 11 various resolutions filed in the Senate.  And, there have been 157 bills and 5 various resolutions filed in the House.
Your Missouri Right to Life Legislative Team has worked with legislators on pro-life bills to file for the 2017 legislative session. We have also begun reviewing all bills filed and will be reporting weekly in the lifelines during the legislative session.  We will update you on bills that have either a positive or negative impact on our ability to protect innocent human lives at every stage of life and development. 
Please read these updates. Your knowledge on these important life issues is important for when you speak with your legislators. Your involvement with your legislator is very important!
When we put out a legislative alert for phone calls, e-mails and letters to legislators you need to be ready. Your involvement is important to the passage of good solid pro-life legislation.
The most important event you can plan for in 2017 is to attend Pro-Life Action Day on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Missouri State Capitol.
Please print off the "Show Me Life" Action Day flyer and distribute to your pro-life friends, family and church members. http://www.missouririghttolife.org/assets/2017lobby_day_flyer.pdf

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

Planned Parenthood lawsuit aims to restore abortion services in four Missouri cities

Link - "Women are getting better health care because of those two laws. I just find it very surprising that a supposed health care center would not want the physician to have hospital privileges in the same town." -MRL Legislative Liaison Susan Klein.

Pro-Lifers Challenge Compelled Abortion Endorsement Law at Hearing

Link - The free speech and religious liberty rights of Illinoisans are in the hands of Judge Eugene Doherty of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Northern Illinois, after Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel Matt Bowman pled his case Wednesday afternoon.

Macy's Stops Giving Money to Planned Parenthood, Severs Ties With Abortion Business

Link The department store chain Macy's says that it is no longer donating money to America's largest abortion business, Planned Parenthood.

French Court Rules: Down Syndrome Children Not Allowed to Smile on TV

Link - On November 10, the Conseil d'Etat ruled it "inappropriate" to show happy children with Down syndrome on TV, as that sight could "trouble" women who chose not to give birth to their disabled children.

When Embryos Sue

Link - Embryos have, through the offices of unidentified petitioners, sued for the right to be born. 

Netherlands offers euthanasia for alcoholics

Link - The ever-expanding circle of eligibility for euthanasia in the Netherlands now includes alcoholism.
Pro-Life Around the State

December 12 - Statewide - 
Peace in the Womb Remembrance Prayer Events at the following locations starting at 4:30 pm:

Columbia - Planned Parenthood, 711 N Providence Rd, speakers: Missouri State Representative Diane Franklin, District 123, Patty Skain, Executive Director, Missouri Right to Life, Kathy Forck, Leader of Team PLAY, Bonnie Lee, Retired RN and Legal Nurse Consultant.

St. Louis - Planned Parenthood, 4251 Forest Park Avenue, speakers: Missouri Representative Kurt Bahr, District 102, and Brian Westbrook, St Louis Coalition for Life.

Springfield - Planned Parenthood, 626 E Battlefield St., speakers: Missouri State Representative Mike Moon, District 157, and Mark Kiser, Radio Host and Life affirming advocate.

Joplin - Planned Parenthood, 710 Illinois Ave, speaker: Missouri State Senator Ed Emery, District 31.

Kansas City - Planned Parenthood, 1001 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., speakers: Missouri State Representative Rick Brattin, District, District 55, John Moore, Colonel, US Army Retired, West Point Graduate, CEO of Moore Strength, a leadership development business and Wendy Curtis, RN, and Kansas City Coalition for Life.

January 26-28 - Statewide - 44th Annual March for Life.  Click here to download the registration form.  

February 4 - Jefferson City - Midwest March for Life. Details coming soon. 

We are your pro-life voice in Jefferson City! Help us save babies and end abortion with a generous donation to Missouri Right to Life today.

Thank you for your continued support.
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