Missouri Right to Life
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Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone 573-635-5110
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"God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.'" -Billy Graham

This Easter, let us truly strive to be grateful for this precious gift.
God's everlasting love and salvation.

Life is precious because it is a gift from our loving Father. Never take it for granted. In gratitude and hope let us give back to the Father by doing all we can to protect the gift of life!

Happy Easter from Missouri Right to Life!

"Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people
and Hallelujah is our song." -Pope St. John Paul II
Missouri Legislative Update - 3/30/18

During this Easter Season and in the final seven weeks of the 2018 Legislative Session, pray daily for your Statewide Leaders!

Session ends at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18.

Budget Work Moves From the House to the Senate:

Pro-life provisions within the Appropriation Bills approved by the House this week include:
  • Continued funding for Alternatives to Abortion Program and the Show-Me Healthy Babies Program.
  • A new program was set in place to help pregnant women on Medicaid to access rehabilitation services from opioid addiction so babies are not born addicted to drugs.
  • Pro-life protections to prevent our tax dollars from being used for abortion services, human cloning and embryonic stem cell research were renewed.
  • And, the House approved amendments to prevent our tax dollars from being used for abortions or abortion services as well as prohibiting subsidiary organizations that are connected to abortion facilities from receiving our tax dollars.
Click here for the full update and information on all the bills we are supporting and opposing this legislative session.
Life Links  
Missouri House initially votes to pass Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

Link - This week the Missouri House of Representatives voted to move forward a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Final vote may come next week.

Backlash after Planned Parenthood branch tweets: 'We need a Disney princess who's had an abortion'

Link - A local Planned Parenthood office in Pennsylvania had some advice for the creators at Disney Tuesday after tweeting about the need for princesses who have "had an abortion" or are "trans."

NYT Editorial: Abortion a 'Safe, Popular and Common Form of Health Care'

Link - "Safe, popular, and common" is the new mantra for this "form of health care," the Times's editorial board stated over the weekend.

Planned Parenthood: Force Christian Doctors and Nurses to Perform Abortions

Link - The abortion industry lashed out Monday against newly proposed conscience protections for medical professionals who oppose abortion.

The pro-life movement is largely a movement of mothers

Link - One thing that might surprise the editors of many women's magazines is to what extent the pro-life movement is a movement of mothers.

Map: Assisted Suicide in the States

Link - This map shows the status of laws prohibiting or permitting assisted suicide, including physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in the United States. Thankfully the ban is still in place here in MO.
Pro-Life Around the State 
March 30-31 - St. Louis - DEFENDERS OF THE UNBORN continues the Good Friday tradition of our 24 hour presence at Planned Parenthood, 4251 Forest Park Ave. We will begin at 8 a.m. on Good Friday and end at 8 a.m. on Holy Saturday.

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.

April 27 - Hannibal - Respect Life dinner at Calvary Baptist Church, 4605 W. Ely Road. Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. ~ Dinner: 6:30 p.m. For more information call Geri Graves: 573-795-6559.

May 12 - St. Louis - Project Rachel Day of Healing and Prayer Retreat.Project Rachel provides free professional and confidential counseling, reconciliation, and spiritual direction with love and compassion for those left wounded by an abortion. Click here for registration information.

May 13 - Kansas City - Mother's Day is Sunday, May 13. Help us on the behalf of unborn babies and their mothers by ordering Mother's Day carnations. Click here for more information.

May 18 - Belton - MRL Western Region Golf Tournament at Eagles' Landing Golf Course, Belton. Call the office 816 353-4113 or click here for more information.

May 19 - St. Louis - Pro-life Mass for the St. Louis Catholic Respect Life Community at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis at 8 a.m. After Mass, a peaceful and prayerful rosary walk to and from Planned Parenthood will follow.

June 22-24 - St. Charles - Pro-life Women's Conference at the St. Charles Convention Center. Sponsored by And Then There Were None & Alice Paul Group. Click here to register online. Be sure to visit MRL's booth at this conference.

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.

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