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Gorsuch Confirmed!

Today's 54-45 roll call confirming Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court is the capstone on the yesterday's landmark victory, when united Senate Republicans, under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), put an end to the ability of Senate Democrats to utilize the filibuster to deny confirmation to Supreme Court nominees of Republican presidents...read more.

This vote is a vote for LIFE! Thanks to the U.S. Senators who voted for the nuclear option and then voted for Gorsuch. And a big thanks to President Trump for his leadership in this fight!

Legislative Update - April 7, 2017

The Missouri Senate worked all week on SS SB 41, the bill to ban sanctuary cities for abortion and SS SB 67, the bill requiring annual inspections of abortion facilities and accountability of baby body parts from abortion. Both bills were laid back on the Senate Calendar for more debate in the weeks to come.

The Missouri House worked to pass all budget bills. The following pro-life provisions are on the House Perfected version of the budget. The budget now goes to the Senate for further review.
1.      Alternatives-to-Abortion funding 
2.      Show-Me Healthy Babies Funding 
3.      Continued defunding of Planned Parenthood from receiving tax dollars                  through our state budget 
4.      Women's healthcare without offering abortion services 
5.      Funding for transportation of umbilical cords to Cord Blood Bank 
6.      Pro-Life protective language in Economic Development Budget bill on                  research line item to prevent public funding of human cloning, embryonic              stem cell research and abortion services
Click here to review this week's legislative update.
Life Links

Judge Plans to Block Missouri's Abortion-Restricting Rules

 Link1, Link2 - A federal judge says he plans to issue a preliminary injunction to block abortion-restricting rules in Missouri similar to ones in Texas that the U.S. Supreme Court struck down last year. Pro-lifers are hoping Attorney General Josh Hawley appeals the decision.

Rep. Ann Wagner hits back at Planned Parenthood: 'Abortion is not healthcare. It kills children.'

 Link - This week, Representative Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of defunding Planned Parenthood and instead providing those funds toward Federally Qualified Health Centers and Community Health Centers, which outnumber Planned Parenthood facilities more than 20 to 1 in the nation.

The Long Shadow of Roe Haunts the Supreme Court Debate

Link - How one decision corrupted the judiciary and made the nuclear option necessary.

Trump administration redirects U.S. funding away from United Nations Population Fund

 Link - The Trump Administration reinstated a policy Monday evening directing United States foreign assistance dollars away from the United Nations Population Fund on the basis that its activities in China are complicit with that nation's coercive population control program, the implementation of which includes forced abortion and involuntary sterilization.

National Right to Life Convention 2017

Link - Register now for the 2017 National Right to Life Convention this Summer in Milwaukee, WI.
Pro-Life Around the State
April 8 - Columbia - 40 Days for Life closing rally, at 11am, 711 Providence Ln.   

April 9 - Overland Park - 40 Days for Life closing rally, at 3 pm, 840 College Blvd.

April 9 - St. Louis - 40 Days for Life "Celebration Rally", from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, 8900 Clayton Rd.

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.

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