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Legislative Update: May 5, 2017

Urgent Action Alert!

The outrageous decision by Judge Sachs to overturn commonsense regulations on abortion clinics and abortionists has opened the gates here in Missouri for more abortion facilities. Planned Parenthood has announced that, once licensed by the state, they will immediately begin doing abortions again at their Columbia and Kansas City locations.

Investigations by the legislature in 2015 showed that there have been multiple violations of state law by Planned Parenthood. Sadly, there is documented evidence that over 65 ambulances have been called to the Planned Parenthood in St. Louis since 2009. In addition, the Center for Medical Progress proved through their ground-breaking videos that Planned Parenthood was selling aborted baby body parts.

All this should compel the Missouri Legislature to pass The Women's Health Care Protection Act to mandate annual on-site inspections of abortion clinics and accountability of baby body parts.

Please call Gov. Eric Greitens, Senate President Pro-Tem Ron Richard, Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe as well as your own Senators and ask them to pass HCS HB 194 or SB 67, The Women's Health Care Protection Act!

Click here for the full Call to Action and the Legislative Update.
Life Links

Judge orders state of Missouri to process abortion license applications 'promptly'

 Link - U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs issued the order Tuesday as a follow up to his April 19 order granting a preliminary injunction barring the state from enforcing laws requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges and clinics to be licensed as ambulatory surgical centers.

Planned Parenthood To Move Quickly To Offer Abortion Services In Kansas City, Columbia

Link - Planned Parenthood Great Plains plans to move quickly to offer abortion services in Kansas City and Columbia, Missouri, now that a judge has blocked two Missouri abortion restrictions that had prevented it from doing so.

MO Attorney General Says He Will Appeal Planned Parenthood Order

Link - Just weeks after a federal district court's order to block abortion restricting rules in Missouri, Attorney General Josh Hawley is saying he will appeal the decision.

U.S. House passes American Health Care Act of 2017

 Link - Bill would prohibit federal taxpayer dollars from flowing to plans that cover elective abortion and dramatically reduce taxpayer dollars to nation's abortion giant.
Trump executive order targets birth control, church involvement in politics

 Link - President Trump signed an executive order that, among other things, protects people from being forced to participate in providing contraception if goes against their religious beliefs.

Blunt Applauds President's Executive Order to Strengthen Religious Liberty Protections

Link - (Video) On Thursday, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) spoke on the Senate Floor to commend President Trump's Executive Order protecting religious freedom.

How Can Belgian Catholic Psychiatric Hospitals "Adjust" for Euthanasia?

Link - It is not compassionate, supportive or humane to have our loved ones "put down" like dogs.

Experiment Brings Artificial Womb Closer to Reality

Link - A new experiment done with premature sheep at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia written up in the journal Nature Communications shows that the artificial womb may be closer to reality than anyone might have thought.
Pro-Life Around the State 
May 6 - Jefferson City - Pregnancy Help Center of Central Missouri Bubble Walk/Run for Life, Memorial Park, 2214 West Main, 8:30 AM. Preregister online at www.friendsofphc.org. For information 573-644-6635. 

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.

May 19 - Belton - Missouri Right to Life Ed Fund Golf Tournament at the Eagles' Landing Golf Course. Driving range starts at 11:00, sign in and lunch at noon with shotgun start at 1:00PM. To sign up or more info Call 816 547-5617 or or 816-353-4113. For online sign up, click here.
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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