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Legislative Update: January 6, 2017

Legislative Session Began Wednesday at Noon
SB 15 Sponsored by Senator Bob Dixon has been assigned to the Senate Economic Development Committee. SB 15 will reauthorize the tax credits for those who contribute to the great work of Maternity Homes and Pregnancy Resource Centers. We expect there will be a hearing very soon. 

Missouri Right to Life strongly supports SB 15 and the great work of Maternity Homes and Pregnancy Resource Centers.

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

Paul Ryan: Defunding Planned Parenthood will be in reconciliation bill

Link - (Video) Yesterday House Speaker Paul Ryan said that the reconciliation bill repealing Obamacare will include defunding Planned Parenthood.
Congressional Panel releases final report on late-term abortion industry

Link - The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives has released its final report of a year-long investigation into the fetal parts industry.

Report Issues Retort on Planned Parenthood

 Link 1, Link 2 - The House's Select Panel on Infant Lives may have issued its final report, but some of the work is just beginning. 

GOP Tackles Obamacare with Pence and Pencils

Link - The vice president-elect returned to Capital Hill this week, as he starts paving the road for his boss's first major act: gutting Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood.
You Can Help Save Lives in 2017! 
Link - Here are five things you can do in the new year to help save lives.
"The Redemption has Begun": Pregnancy Center Opens Next to Infamous Abortion Clinic

Link - Starting this week a woman seeking help in an unexpected pregnancy can go right next door to what investigators once tabbed a "House of Horrors" to find free life-affirming help.
Q&A With the Scholars: Practicing Maternal and Fetal Medicine 
Link - Dr. Calvin is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and the subspecialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Calvin has 35 years of experience in caring for mothers and babies with the entire range of pregnancy concerns.   
European Court of Human Rights Judge: "There is no right to suicide or to assisted suicide"

Link - Chief Justice emeritas Vincent De Gaetano, of the European Court of Human Rights in Malta says, "there is no right to suicide or to assisted suicide under the convention and no positive obligation to provide such."


Slippery Slope-Tactics in the Assisted Suicide Movement
Link - Assisted suicide advocates will promise anything to get assisted suicide laws passed but it appears that they will never be satisfied until assisted suicide becomes a private and unfettered practice
Pro-Life Around the State 
January 7 - St. Louis - Rally in support of John Ryan and the First Amendment rights of prolifers in St. Louis. 7:00 am - 11:00 am at Planned Parenthood on Forest Park Ave.

January 20 - Sedalia - Memorial observance at the Pettis County Courthouse, 12 noon. Sponsored by Sedalia chapter MRL. MRL Field Development Director, Kaley Graves will be speaking at the event.

January 22 - Independence - Sunday Prayer Vigil, 6-7 pm, Noland Road & 24 Highway, in front of Planned Parenthood, 815 Noland Road. Sponsored by Independence Chapter MRL. For details call: 816-836-0830.

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

January 27 - Kansas City - 2017 prayer vigil with MRL Western Region, 12 noon at US Federal Court House, 400 E. 9th St. 
February 4 - Jefferson City - Midwest March for Life. Details coming soon. 
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