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Happy Labor Day!

Whether you work as an activist in many capacities for Missouri Right to Life, or volunteer at a Pregnancy Resource Center, or pray on the sidewalk, or work in your local communities to educate people about the deceptions of abortion, you are offering up a labor of love for women in crisis pregnancies. You are letting people know that there are programs out there like Alternatives to Abortion to help women and families choose life for unborn babies.

Keep it up Pro-Life Missourians! You are saving innocent human lives! Thank you for all your work!
MRL Announces New Executive Director

Patty Skain
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce Susan Klein as the new Executive Director of Missouri Right to Life. Patty Skain will continue as the Assistant to the Executive Director as she goes part-time to care for her grandchildren.

Susan Klein came to Missouri Right to Life in 1997 to serve as Executive Director and has served as Chief Lobbyist for many years.  Susan will continue to serve as Chief Lobbyist as she leads Missouri Right to Life as our Executive Director.
Susan Klein
Susan speaks out in media interviews, leads many teaching and speaking engagements, works out language on legislation and testifies at House and Senate hearings.  Susan knows every aspect of the political process and has been instrumental in the writing and passage of all the pro-life laws passed since 1997.  Susan ran for State Representative in the 90's with the intent to make a difference in public policy that affects the citizens of the State of Missouri.    

Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Central Missouri.  

We look forward to many more successes as we all work together to protect innocent human lives from inception to natural death!
Pro-Life Censorship at St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Last Saturday the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ran a letter-to-the-editor from MRL President Steve Rupp. But the letter was censored.  
He wrote that Planned Parenthood's annual report shows that over 50% of their revenue is from abortions. The paper changed that to "a quarter of its revenue." 

When asked about the censorship the Post responded by calling it "editing" because he is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts. However, their figure came from an article they found on the Internet, whereas Mr. Rupp's figure came from PP's own Annual Report.

Let the record show that Mr. Rupp did not write 25% in his initial letter.
Life Links

Texas law banning second-trimester abortion procedure delayed by federal judge

Link - A Texas law restricting dismemberment abortions, initially due to take effect on Friday, was put on hold for two weeks pending a court hearing on a challenge to the legislation.

Hidden Abuse of Women: Coerced Abortions

Link - It's no myth: Parents and partners use violence, threats, and emotional manipulation to force mothers to abort against their wishes.    
How Roe v. Wade affected abortion rates

Link - It's still an issue that divides America.

Human genetic engineering breakthrough raises ethical concerns

Link  - Preventing disease is a noble goal. And gene editing technology has already been used in born human beings for therapeutic purposes. Genetic engineering of embryos, however, raises a number of ethical issues.
Disability bias killed UK teen 
Link - Life with a disability is nothing to fear or be ashamed of. How many more lives will be lost before this is understood? 
Pro-Life Around the State

September 8 - O'Fallon -
 Missouri Right to Life Ed Fund Golf Tournament at The Links at Dardenne. Sign in/lunch 11:30am with shotgun start at 1:00pm. To register for golf and/or sponsor: Call 314-434-4900 or email mrl.eastern@yahoo.com.
September 9 - Kansas City -  National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery located at 126th and Parallel Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas from 11:00 am -12:00 pm.
September 9 - Holts Summit - National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, 10 am at St Andrew Church, 400 St Andrew Dr. 
September 16 - St. Louis - National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children at Calvary Cemetary, 5239 West Florissant Avenue, procession begins at 11:45.
September 26 - Columbia - 40 Days for Life Opening Rally at Our Lady of Lourdes, 903 Bernadette, Columbia at 6:30 to end at Columbia Planned Parenthood with candlelight vigil at 7:30pm.  
September 27 - Nov. 4 - Statewide - 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign in Columbia and St. Louis and Kansas City.  
September 27 - St. Louis - 40 Days for Life Kick Off Rally at noon on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood.   
September 27 - Kansas City - 40 Days for Life Opening Rally at 9:00 am on the sidewalk in front of the Center for Women's Health abortion facility at 4840 College Blvd. 
October 1 - St. Joseph - Life Day Walk, Rally and Life Chain. Stay tuned for more details. 
October 1 - Statewide - National Life Chain. Visit http://NationalLifeChain.org for additional information.   
October 28 - Columbia - Life Network and My Life Clinic: Walk4Life and 5K Run, Gordon Shelter at Stephens Lake Park. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.  Event Begins at 10:00 a.m.  More information can be found at: lifenetworkfriends.com/walkforlife

November 2 - Kansas City -
Missouri Right to Life-Western Region will be hosting "A Tribute to Life Banquet" at the Adam's Mark Hotel. Tickets are now on sale at a cost of $50 and can be purchased online: mrlwesternregion.org by phone: 816-353-4113 or by email mrl-wr@att.net. 
November 11 - Jefferson City - Save the Date! Statewide MRL Leadership at Pleus Hall, Immaculate Conception Parish, 10:00 am.  More 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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