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February 6 Special Elections

If you live in any of these four districts be sure and get out and vote on February 6 for these MRL PAC endorsed candidates.

Legislative Update February 1, 2018

Budget Work In Process:

At this time, Governor Greitens has recommended that Alternatives to Abortion funding be increased to $7,096,917. Budget work is just beginning and the House and Senate have not finalized the numbers. We will keep you updated as the budget moves through the process.

Committee Hearings this week in the House and Senate included: 

The House Ways and Means Committee Combined HCS HB 1288, 1377 (Champion for Children Tax Credit - Sponsored by Rep. Sara Walsh), and 2050 (Champion for Children Tax Credit - Sponsored by Rep. Kevin Austin) into one benevolent tax credit bill and Voted Do Pass out of Committee. HB 1288 extends the tax credits for 17 Maternity Homes and 71 Pregnancy Resource Centers around the state. HCS HB 1288, 1377 & 2050 has now been referred to the House Rules Committee on Administrative Oversight. HB 1288 is sponsored by Rep. Kevin Engler.

The House Children and Families Committee held a public hearing on HB 1266, sponsored by Rep. Donna Lichtenegger, the bill to ban abortion on babies that can feel pain during an abortion, known as the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act."

The House Children and Families Committee also held a public hearing on HB 1361, sponsored by Rep. Bill Kidd, this bill establishes "Simon's Law" which changes the laws regarding life-sustaining or non-beneficial treatment policies of health care facilities and prevents DNR orders from being placed in a minor child's medical file without the parent's knowledge.
The committee took no action on HB 1266 or HB 1361.

The Senate Economic Development Committee held a public hearing on SB 632, sponsored by Senator Bob Dixon, the bill to extend tax credits for Pregnancy Resource Centers and Maternity Homes. No action was taken by the Committee.

The Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee voted SB 724 Do Pass out of Committee. SB 724 bans abortion based solely on sex, race or the diagnosis of Down Syndrome. SB 742 is sponsored by Senator David Sater.

Click here for the full update and information of all of the bills we are keeping an eye on.
Life Links 
8 States Try to Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Pay for Abortions

Link - So far, this group includes California (whose suit was joined by Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia), Washington, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts - where just this week, a judge rejected an attempt by a religious school affected by the mandate to intervene in the lawsuit, asserting the DOJ can defend the case fine. 

Joy Villa: Why I choose life over abortion -- The incredible journey that began for me at 20

Link - My statement for the 60th Grammys is Choose Life. I believe in loving the child and the mother, and I am proudly Pro Life, without any judgment to those to choose otherwise.

Critics Admit Mexico City Policy is Effective

Link - Some of President Donald J. Trump's harshest critics admit that his reinstatement and expansion of the pro-life Mexico City Policy has been highly effective in advancing the United States' moral influence to curb the international abortion lobby.

29 and Euthanized: Dark News from the Netherlands

Link - Once assisted suicide is made legal, the definition of who is eligible for it inevitably expands.

More Falsehoods About Terri Schiavo's Family

Link - Over a decade later they are still lying about Terri Schiavo and her family.

The Alarming Trend Of Bullying Hospitals And Hospices Into Assisted Suicide

Link - Increasingly aggressive euthanasia activists are attempting to rewrite the meaning of palliative care across Canada.

Pro-Life Around the State  
March 13 - Jefferson City - MRL Pro-Life Action Day at the State Capitol. All are welcome to attend. Click here for more details.

April 21 - Maryland Heights - Defenders of the Unborn Annual Spring Gala/Silent Auction at Orlando's Banquet Center. Reservations will open on March 15, 2018. Call Mary Maschmeier at 314-346-9052.

June 28-30 - Overland Park, KS - SAVE THE DATE! This year's National Right to Life Convention is right next door -- in Overland Park! Click here for more details, including registration information.

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 PAC today.

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