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Pro-Life Action Day 2018

Join Missouri Right to Life, and other pro-life leaders, organizations and individuals from across the state for the annual Show Me Life Pro-Life Action Day at the state capitol this Tuesday, March 13!

- Meet with our state legislators.
- Thank them for their past support and encourage them to continue pass pro-life laws that protect women, unborn children, elderly, and disabled to ensure their inherent dignity and right to life.
- Fellowship with other pro-life Missourians.
- Be informed and inspired at the Noon Rally.

This year our featured speaker is Carol Tobias, President of National Right to Life. Click here for an interview with Tobias on the #1 pro-life goal in 2018 and how to stop abortion.

Call 573-635-5110 or click here for more information.

Don't forget to wear red for life!
Legislative Update - March 2, 2018

House and Senate Floor Action This Week:
This week in the House your Representatives took up and passed two bills for Life!

The first pro-life bill to pass the Missouri House this week was HB 1383, sponsored by Rep. Rocky Miller. HB 1383 requires that there be two-parent notification prior to a minor having an abortion. HB 1383 passed the House by a vote of 113 to 37 and now moves to the Senate for action.

The second bill to pass the Missouri House that includes a pro-life provision is HCS HB's 1288, 1377 & 2050, sponsored by Rep. Kevin Engler. HCS HB's 1288, 1377 & 2050 is an omnibus benevolent tax credit bill that includes the extension of the current pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes tax credits. The proposed increase of the tax credits was moved to 2020 for consideration because of current budget concerns. HCS HB's 1288, 1377 & 2050 passed the House by a vote of 121 to 27 and now moves to the Senate for action.

NOTE: HCS HB's 1288, 1377 & 2050 is the companion bill to SCS SB's 632 & 675 as amended on the Senate floor. SCS SB's 632 & 675 was perfected on the Senate floor on Tuesday, February 27 and needs one more vote to move to the House.

Committee Hearings this week in the House and Senate included:
The Senate Insurance and Banking Committee held an Executive Session Tuesday, February 27 on SB 879, sponsored by Senator Paul Wieland. SB 879 was voted Do Pass by the committee. SB 879 allows enrollment in a health benefit plan by a pregnant person under certain circumstances.

The House Rules Committee on Legislative Oversight held an Executive Session Wednesday, February 28 on HB 1266, sponsored by Donna Lichtenegger. HB 1266 bans abortions after 20 weeks gestation when the baby can feel pain during an abortion. This bill is known as, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Click here for the full update and information on all bills we are supporting or opposing.
Social Media Alert!

Missouri Right to Life and National Right to Life encourage you to get involved on social media today to speak the truth in kindness and love about how abortion takes the life of an unborn child and can cause physical and emotional distress for a woman the rest of her life. Let people know that there are alternatives to abortion and there are many people waiting to help.

Click here for details about the #SheDecides hashtag takeover.
Life Links  
Pence Predicts Legal Abortion Will End in U.S. 'in Our Time'

Link - The Vice President said this generation will "restore the sanctity of life."

Trump Admin Cuts Planned Parenthood Funding, Will Shift Sex-Ed Funds to Abstinence Programs

Link - The Trump administration rolled out its new sex education priorities this week with an emphasis on abstinence and other sexual risk avoidance strategies.

Pro-Lifers: We Care About Women, Planned Parenthood Cares More About Money

Link - Pro-life advocates say they care far more about women's health and well-being than Planned Parenthood does, and that they must make greater outreach to black Americans to end abortion.

We must never forget, the disabled were the Nazis' first victims

Link - It can't be said too often that too often we know very little about history-and what we do know often is either wrong or incomplete.
Pro-Life Around the State 
40 Days for Life - The spring campaign for 40 Days for Life is currently underway from now til March 25. Locations in Missouri include: Kansas City, Columbia and St. Louis.

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 will hold its annual banguet on Saturday, April 21st at Orlando's Banquet Center in Maryland Heights, MO. For more information email defenseless68@gmail.com or dial (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 today.

Thank you for your continued support.
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