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Pro-life Alert!

This week, HB 1266, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, passed the Missouri House by a vote of 117 to 31.

This bill will prevent abortions on preborn babies over 20 weeks gestation, when science and medical practice confirm that preborn babies can feel pain.

Now the bill heads over to the Senate. Please call your Senator and ask him/her to support and vote for HB 1266. Preborn babies need our protection!

Click here to contact your Senator.
Legislative Update - 4/6/18

Continue to 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 include: 
  • Continued funding for Alternatives to Abortion Program and the Show-Me Healthy Babies Program. 
  • A new program 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. 
  • 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.
Court Activity:

Statutes to require abortion facilities to abide by the same health regulations as other ambulatory surgical centers and the requirement that an abortionist have hospital privileges within 30 miles of an abortion facility in case there are medical emergencies are being heard in federal court this week. The hearings are on-going. We will keep you updated.

Click here for the full update and information on all the bills we are supporting or opposing.
Life Links  
 
State of Missouri Denies Medication Abortion in Springfield

Link - Missouri Right to Life worked with legislative leadership and the Governor's office to ensure the passage of Senate Bill 5 in 2017. Safety regulations in Senate Bill 5 are those that Planned Parenthood is not able to meet and led to the denial of their license.
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Planned Parenthood fined $116K for failing to report payments to Hillary Clinton, senate candidate

Link - The Federal Elections Commission fined Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin for failing to report $116,898 in contributions to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold.
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Sorry, Planned Parenthood, your radical pro-abortion culture war is failing

Link - Outgoing Planned Parenthood President and CEO Cecile Richards just published a book detailing her lifetime of pro-choice activism. 
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What You Need to Know About Medical Abortion and Abortion Reversal

Link - Although not always successful, abortion reversal has resulted in hundreds more babies alive today.
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Joint Euthanasia of Canadian Elderly Couple

Link - Canada is fast becoming the Niagara Falls of euthanasia, rushing to join the "infamous three" - the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Belgium - by now permitting the joint euthanasia of elderly couples.
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Family reveals son, 2, miraculously woke up from coma day after being taken off life support

Link - Doctors started taking the child off life support slowly, but the young boy's heart rate became normal.
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Family seeks wrongful death lawsuit after loss of frozen embryos

Link - A couple whose frozen embryos were destroyed in a storage tank malfunction could seek action for wrongful death - if a judge rules that an embryo is considered a life.
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Pro-Life Around the State 

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 5 - Jefferson City - Pregnancy Help Center of Central Missouri's Bubbles and Bounces 5K walk/run. 8:30 am at Memorial Park. Pre-registration deadline 4/26. Pre-register online at www.friendsofphc.org or call 573-644-6635.

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.

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.
 

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