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Legislative Update: December 16, 2016

Pre-Filing of Legislation for 2017 Legislative Session
Pray for our incoming legislators and statewide officials.

Pre-filing of legislation continues as the 2017 session gets closer. At this time there have been 202 bills and 11 various resolutions filed in the Senate. And, there have been 212 bills and 9 various resolutions filed in the House.

Please read these updates. Your knowledge on these important life issues is 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

Case of Higher Medical Standards for Abortion Clinics

Link - (Audio) MRL Legislative Liaison Susan Klein talks to World Lutheran News Digest host Kip Allen about Planned Parenthood's and the ACLU's challenge of Missouri laws requiring abortion centers to meet the same medical standards as a colonoscopy center.
A National Referendum on Abortion

Link - Abortion has never before been such an integral part of a presidential campaign.

Ohio governor OKs 20-week abortion ban, nixes heartbeat bill

Link - Republican Gov. John Kasich signed a bill Tuesday imposing a 20-week abortion ban while vetoing stricter provisions in a separate measure that would have barred the procedure at the first detectable fetal heartbeat.

Lie of the Year: Abortion Clinics Are Safe
Link - The Supreme Court bought it, but a new report turns up troves of damning evidence that shows otherwise.
Shock Report Finds 227 Abortion Clinics in 32 States Were Cited for Over 1,400 Health Violations  
Link The analysis details horrific abortion clinic conditions, documenting that 227 abortion providers in 32 states were cited for more than 1,400 health and safety deficiencies between 2008 and 2016 and details hundreds of significant violations of state laws regulating abortion clinics.
JAMA Psychiatry publishes flawed UCSF study in attempt to deny reality of women's negative post-abortion reactions

Link - Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco published a report in JAMA Psychiatry that aims to further the myth that women who have an abortion experience little or no psychological after effects.
Pain and "Choice"  
Link - The public is being duped by groups like Compassion and Choices that campaign for legalized assisted suicide on the alleged basis of strict criteria for mentally competent, terminally ill adults in unbearable physical pain to freely choose physician-assisted suicide with (unenforceable) "safeguards".  
Can an unborn baby really send stem cells to repair its mother's organs?

Link - The transfer and incorporation of fetal stem cells into a mother's organs is referred to as fetomaternal microchimerism, and scientists have been generally aware of it for decades.


Over 60,000 people a year around the globe receive ethically-acceptable adult stem cell transplants
Link - Adult stem cells remain the gold standard among stem cells when it comes to helping patients.
Pro-Life Around the State 
January 4 - Jefferson City - 2017 Legislative session begins. Pray for all our elected officials and statewide leaders.

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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