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Activist, Pro-abortion Court Opens Doors of Abortion Clinics in Missouri

The Following Statement is from Steve Rupp, MRL President:

Missouri Right to Life and pro-life Missourians across the State of Missouri are appalled at the recent ruling of the court that removed common sense health and safety laws. In addition, Planned Parenthood has now filed suit against one provision of recently passed Senate Bill 5. These actions open the doors for more abortion clinics and will result in more babies dying from abortions. 
Pro-life Missourians resolve to fight judicial activism. When pro-abortion judges make rulings that put women and babies at risk, it is time for new judges. And, the appointment of pro-life, conservative judges is happening with the election of President Donald Trump and Governor Eric Greitens!
The pro-abortion agenda will not succeed in discouraging pro-life Missourians. We know a majority of 60 in the U.S. Senate will begin to destroy the power of Planned Parenthood's friendly pro-abortion courts and stop the killing of innocent babies!
When the courts rule that abortion clinics don't have to abide by safety regulations, that abortionists don't have to have hospital privileges and that it is ok to rush someone into an abortion without giving them time to reflect, then the courts have become part of the abortion machine to push women into an abortion and kill an innocent baby in the womb. 
These health and safety laws were initially put in place beginning in 2003 and have been expanded over the years, including protections found in SB 5. These laws have not harmed women, on the contrary, many lives have been saved because of these common sense laws.
We thank Attorney General Josh Hawley for vowing to fight these injustices and his work to protect women's health and well-being. We also thank Governor Eric Greitens and pro-life Missouri House and Senate members who are fighting to protect women and innocent babies in the womb.
We look forward to October 24 when the common sense health and safety regulations of SB 5 will take effect. And, Missouri Right to Life will continue to fight judicial activism by working, through its political action committees, to elect more pro-life leaders to change the make-up of the liberal pro-abortion courts!

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PPFA/ACLU Target Missouri's pro-life SB5

Link - On Tuesday Planned Parenthood, in conjunction with the ACLU, filed the latest in a string of lawsuits, this time a challenge to a component of SB 5, an omnibus pro-life measure passed during the special session called last summer by Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens.

Satanists, judiciary empower Missouri abortion industry

Link - The abortion industry is making a comeback in the state with the help of judicial decisions - and the Satanic Temple.

Missouri Supreme Court will hear Satanic Temple challenge to Missouri informed consent law

Link - Last week the Western District Court of the Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that because "Mary Doe's" challenge "raises real and substantial constitutional claims, it is within the Missouri Supreme Court's exclusive jurisdiction under Article V, section 3 of the Missouri Constitution, and we hereby order its transfer."

Lawsuit seeks to make abortion drugs easier to obtain

Link - An ACLU lawsuit suggests putting aside Federal Drug Administration regulations to make abortion drugs more readily available.

An important new step for religious freedom

Link - Thank you, President Trump, for taking a major step toward reviving and restoring the integrity of our precious religious freedom.

Federal Judge will not hear ACLU case to allow 17-year-old undocumented teen to have abortion

Link - "Texas must not become a sanctuary state for abortions," says state Attorney General.

Will assisted suicide always provide a quick and gentle death?

Link - "The processes of death will always, to some extent, be a mystery. For now, whether a death is peaceful and painless can only be assumed."

Leah Used to be a Happy, Healthy Person. Then She "Donated" Her Eggs...

Link - Selling her eggs sent Leah to the ER and made her lose mobility in one hand.

Stem cells derived from the umbilical cords of newborn babies show promise in repairing damaged hearts

Link - In a first-of-its-kind study published in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal, researchers from Universidad de los Andes in Chile found that stem cells derived from the umbilical cords of newborn babies may lead to repairs in damaged hearts and improvements in heart muscle.
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.
October 22 - St. Louis - Respect Life Convention at the St. Charles Convention Center. Click here for more details, including registration 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 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 - 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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