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Court lifts order that delayed Columbia abortion license 
Link 1, Link 2, Link 3 - Two appeals court rulings this week advanced the cause of abortion rights supporters in Missouri, with one decision moving Planned Parenthood closer to re-establishing its Columbia clinic and the other, in a lawsuit filed by the Satanic Temple, putting the state's 72-hour waiting period in jeopardy.

This court decision makes the regulations enacted by SB 5 from this year's Special Session extremely important. Click here for statement from MRL President on the 8th Circut Court ruling.
Trump Administration Issues Rules Protecting the Conscience Rights of All Americans 
Link - The Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor are announcing two companion interim final rules that provide conscience protections to Americans who have a religious or moral objection to paying for health insurance that covers contraceptive/abortifacient services. Obamacare-compliant health insurance plans are required to cover "preventive services," a term defined through regulation.
Trump Ready to Sign House-Passed Ban of Abortions After 20 Weeks 
Link - MRL would like to thank those in our Missouri Delegation who voted to advance this life-saving bill: Rep. Ann Wagner, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, Rep. Sam Graves, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer and Rep. Jason Smith! Rep. Billy Long was in the Hospital but supports the bill.
Graham, Senators Introduce 20-Week Abortion Ban in the Senate   
Link 1, Link 2 - On Thursday U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham was joined by Senate colleagues and pro-life leaders to formally introduce the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Click here for remarks by National Right to Life President Carol Tobias.
Tell Senators to choose life and nuke filibuster 
Link - Pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Click here to contact your Senator. 
FBI May Launch Criminal Investigation of Planned Parenthood for Selling Aborted Baby Parts 
Link - The media attention to Planned Parenthood's baby body parts trade has died down, but federal authorities have not forgotten about it.
GOP Governor Will Pay a Price for Taxpayer-Funded Abortion in Illinois 
Link - Breaking promises, Bruce Rauner signed a bill wildly out of step with the state's voters.
Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Down Syndrome Awareness Month 
Link - This month, we renew our Nation's strong commitment to promoting the health, well-being, and inherent dignity of all children and adults with Down syndrome.
Marine Corps veteran: I'm thankful I wasn't offered assisted suicide when I was told I was dying three years ago 
Link - I'm thankful I don't live in a state like Oregon, where assisted suicide is legal...With the support of my family, I chose to fight the cancer.
New York Courts Rule Against "Aid in Dying" and Warn of Its Dangers 
Link - The New York Court of Appeals has dealt a resounding blow to the state's assisted suicide lobby.
Chinese scientists clone and destroy human embryos for research 
Link - Not dystopian fiction: scientists created human embryos just to experiment on, then destroy them. Zero lives were saved by this experiment, but 20 were treated as so much raw material then killed.
Pro-Life Around the State 
October 16 - St. Louis - Abortion Dialogue Academy volunteers share how they changed a pro-choice person's mind and learn the most persuasive pro-life arguments at ADA's new "Stories From Campus" event! 7:00-8:30 pm at Washington University in St. Louis, Seigle Hall Room 104.  
October 19 - Washington - East Central Area Missouri Right to Life's Celebrate Life Banquet. 6:30 pm at First Baptist Church, 111 E. 14th St., Washington, MO. RSVP no later than Oct. 5 to bill.gegg@att.net.
October 22 - St. Louis - Respect Life Convention at the St. Charles Convention Center. Click here for more details, including registration information.
October 24 - St. Louis - Students for Life's "67 Women" event 12pm at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood abortion facility, 4251 Forest Park Ave. Rally, calling on our state to investigate the STL PP. Pam Fichter, MRL Eastern Region Chairwoman and former MRL President, will be a guest speaker.  Click here to volunteer to be one of the "67 women" dressed in white, representing the number of women taken by ambulance. 
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 7 - Special Elections for House Districts 23, 151 and Senate District 8. See: http://www.missourilifepac.org/2017/2017-09-12.html
Missouri Right to Life PAC has also endorsed:
Herman Morse in House District 151
David Martin in House District 23 
November 11 - Jefferson City - Save the Date! Statewide MRL Leadership Meeting at Pleus Hall, Immaculate Conception Parish, 10:00 am. MRL General Counsel Jim Cole will speak on our system of choosing Judges and how important it is to have a pro-life Governor and President. AND, a Representative from our Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services will speak to us about enforcement of Missouri statutes regarding abortion.
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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