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Legislative Update: March 10, 2017

Pro-Life Action Day is Next Tuesday, March 14 in Jefferson City 
Next week Pro-Life people from all over the State will gather in Jefferson City to support pro-life legislation and pro-life legislators! We need you to join us and encourage your legislators to pass pro-life legislation!

Priority Legislation

-Stop sanctuary cities for abortion.
-Tighten abortion clinic inspection statute to require at least one annual on-site inspection of abortion facilities and require an accounting report for the disposition of all tissue from aborted babies.
-"Whistleblower" protection for abortion clinic employees.
-Continue to redirect federal funding of family-planning dollars to federally qualified health centers and state rural health agencies for expanded health care for women. 
Guest Speaker at the noon rally will be Melissa Ohden. Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. Despite the initial concerns about Melissa's future after surviving the attempt to end her life at approximately seven months gestation, she has not only survived but thrived.

We will also hear briefly from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Attorney General Josh Hawley, Speaker of the House Todd Richardson and President Pro-tem of the Senate Ron Richard. There is also still a possibility that Governor Eric Greitens will also be present to greet the rally crowd.

Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. Transportation is available from many areas of the state.
Please join our event on Facebook or visit www.missourilife.org for transportation and additional information regarding Pro-Life Action Day.

 Click here to see the full update and information on all bills we are working on or opposing.
Senator John Schneider, Rest in Peace

It is with respect and appreciation that Missouri Right to Life remembers Senator John Schneider who passed away last weekend.

Over the 32 years that he served in the Missouri Senate, whenever pro-life legislation was being considered, Senator Schneider could be found right in the middle of it advocating for the lives of unborn children.

In the later years, when passing pro-life legislation became more difficult, John Schneider was able, due to his statesmanship, his relationships in both parties and his expertise in moving legislation through the process, to make it happen. The passage of the Infant protection act, the Missouri ban on partial- birth abortion and the override of Democrat governor Mel Carnahan would not have happened without Senator Schneider.

Not only would the law stop partial-birth abortion in Missouri, language similar to that in the Missouri bill was used in the second version of the federal bill which was passed and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. The federal ban on partial-birth abortion stopped the practice across the country. 

Rest In Peace, Senator Schneider.

Life Links

Kansas Senate committee passes Simon's Law

Link - Simon's Law would protect infants from DNR orders. Missouri's "Simons Law" legislation this year is HB 440, Sponsored by Rep. Bill Kidd. Simon's family lives in Missouri.

Planned Parenthood turns down offer of continued federal funding if it stops performing abortions

Link - President Trump offered to maintain federal funding for Planned Parenthood if the group stops providing abortions.

One-On-One Care

Link - For decades, pregnancy resource centers, maternity homes and other alternatives-to-abortion agencies have accompanied pregnant and parenting women in helping them make life-affirming decisions, not only for their babies, but themselves as well.

Q&A with the Scholars: The Science of Fetal Pain

Link - Sheila Page, D.O., board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy, discusses palliative care and the science of fetal pain.
What You Need to Know Now That the District of Columbia Has Become the Seventh Jurisdiction in US to Legalize Assisted Suicide 
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Iceland has become the first nation to boast of eradicating Down syndrome from its country.

People with autism, intellectual disabilities fight bias in transplants

Link - Mentally disabled people are turned down for organ transplants often enough that their rights are a rapidly emerging ethical issue in this corner of medicine, where transplant teams have nearly full autonomy to make life-or-death decisions about who will receive scarce donor organs and who will be denied. 
Pro-Life Around the State 
March 10 - Holts Summit - Sidewalk advocate training, 6 to 8pm in the St Andrew Brown Room, 400 St Andrew Dr.

March 11 - Holts Summit -
Sidewalk advocate training, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm in the St Andrew Brown Room, 400 St Andrew Dr.

March 14 - Statewide -
MRL's "Show Me Life" Pro-Life Action Day at the Missouri State Capitol. Visit our website or join our event on Facebook for more details.

March 18 - St. Louis - TRUTH TOUR at Planned Parenthood, 4251 Forest Park Ave, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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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