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Legislative Update - March 31, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017 the Missouri House gave final approval to HCS HB 174 preventing Sanctuary Cities for Abortion by a vote of 118 yes and 36 no.

They also passed the emergency clause (EC) to HCS HB 174 by a vote of 112 yes and 38 no.

The EC means as soon as the Senate passes the bill and the Governor signs it, it takes effect immediately.

HCS HB 174 now moves to the Senate for consideration and passage.

See how your Representative voted on all the House floor votes on HCS HB 174 in this week's legislative update.

Click here for the full update and information on all the bills we are working on or opposing.
URGENT: Call on Claire to #ConfirmGorsuch

Senate Democrats are planning to use a filibuster to obstruct Judge Gorsuch's confirmation. It is vitally important that you communicate immediately with your U.S. senators -- especially, Senator Claire McCaskill -- to urge the prompt confirmation of Judge Gorsuch.

The people of Missouri demand a fair vote on Judge Gorsuch for Supreme Court. URGE Senator Clair McCaskill NOT to block the nomination.
Life Links

U.S. Senate narrowly passes bill to nullify 11th hour gift from Obama to Planned Parenthood

Link - Vice President Mike Pence casts tie-breaking votes.

Click here for video of MO Sen. Roy Blunt's Senate floor speech in support of the Ernst amendment on Title X funding. is fighting for the state's right to decide who will receive federal Title X dollars. Missouri Right to Life thanks Sen. Blunt for his stand on this!

Abortion restrictions, including 20-week abortion ban, getting push from Missouri lawmakers

Link - Missouri lawmakers will continue to prioritize abortion restrictions in the second half of the legislative session, with House and Senate leaders throwing support behind several proposals, including a ban on all abortions in the second trimester of pregnancy. 

Planned Parenthood in St. Louis Hospitalizes 65th Patient

Link - "We consider this the most dangerous abortion facility in the U.S." said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. 

 California Shamelessly Persecutes Pro-Life Journalists

Link - Its decision to go after two journalists who exposed Planned Parenthood reeks of selective prosecution.

Planned Parenthood sting doesn't warrant felony charges, says pro-choice LA Times
Link  - The Los Angeles Times editorial board on Thursday criticized the decision of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to file 15 felony counts against the leaders of the pro-life Center of Medical Progress (CMP), David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. 

Planned Parenthood Abortionist: "Pay Attention To Who's In The Room" To Deal With Infants Born Alive

Link - A shocking new undercover video exposes a Planned Parenthood medical director admitting that babies born alive after abortion are sometimes killed. 

Governor Orders the Last Abortion Clinic in Kentucky to Shut Down

Link - The last abortion clinic in Kentucky launched a legal battle against the state this week after government officials said they may close it, citing a lack of adequate patient safety measures.

Simon's Law passes Kansas House unanimously

Link - Simon's Law, Sub SB 85, already passed the Senate and it will be heading for signing to a receptive Gov. Sam Brownback. Missouri's "Simons Law" legislation this year is HB 440, Sponsored by Rep. Bill Kidd. Simon's family lives in Missouri. 

State Update on Assisted Suicide

Link - Here is the latest on assisted suicide activity around the country from the Patients Rights Action Fund. 
Pro-Life Around the State
April 14-15 - St. Louis - 2017 Good Friday/Holy Saturday 24 Hour Prayer Vigil outside Planned Parenthood 4251 Forest Park Blvd. It will begin on Good Friday morning April 14th at 7:00 a.m. and will conclude on Holy Saturday morning April 15th at 7:00 a.m.

April 22 - Maryland Heights - Defenders of the Unborn Spring Banquet/Auction at the Orlando Banquet Center 2050 Dorsett Village Plaza Maryland Heights, MO 63026. Doors open 6:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: abortion survivor Ginna Jessen. To make reservations visit www.stl-defenders.com, email defenseless68@gmail.com  or call 314-346-9052
May 4 - Statewide - National Day of Prayer

May 14 - Western Region - Mother's Day Carnations 2017: If you haven't done so, now is the time to order your church's carnations! To place an order or for more info call our office 816-353-4113 or click here to order online or to print out order form. Pick up locations in Raytown, Blue Springs, Independence, Odessa and Kansas City.

June 10 - Jefferson City - MRL Statewide Leadership Meeting 10:00 am in Pleus Hall at Immaculate Conception Church 1206 E McCarty. 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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