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Congressman Smith Introduces "No Abortion Bonds Act"

This week, Missouri Congressman Jason Smith formally introduced the No Abortion Bonds Act, which prohibits the use of federal tax-exempt bonds to finance the construction of abortion clinics.

Congressman Smith's No Abortion Bonds Act will remove the tax-exempt status of any bond that goes to an abortion provider or abortion clinic. Federal tax-exempt bonds cost the federal government billions in lost revenue, meaning they are subsidized by taxpayers.

"Missouri Right to Life supports the No Abortions Bond Act as it will deny 'tax credit bond status' to any bonds used to provide a facility owned by an abortion provider. Our federal tax dollars should not be used to support the killing of unborn children," said Susan Klein, Executive Director of Missouri Right to Life. 

"This bill is another attempt by our pro-life legislators to reduce and eventually eliminate the hundreds of millions of dollars in government funds making its way into the pockets of abortion providers each year. Missouri Right to Life applauds Congressman Jason Smith and all of the Members of Congress who support this bill."
2019 March for Life

Please join us in DC next week for the World's Largest Pro-Life Event!

Missouri Life Caravan Announces the 2019 March for Life Missouri Legislators Meeting: Friday, January 18, 2019, Dirksen Senate Building, Room G50. Room opens at 8 am, program starts at 9 am. Schedule for Missouri March for Life participants.

For information on the Sedalia bus trip click here or call Carol Turner at 660 620-1590. Click here to download a registration form.
Legislative Update

The 2019 legislative session kicked off at noon on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The week began with two prayer breakfasts and the legislative ball recognizing all legislators, statewide elected officials and their families. Continue to pray for wisdom for all our elected officials and their families in Missouri and in Washington as they are separated during this legislative season.

To date there have been 233 bills and 17 various resolutions filed in the Missouri Senate. There have been 516 bills and 44 various resolutions filed in the Missouri House.

Click here for the full update and information on all the bills we are supporting or opposing.
Life Links

MO Congresswoman Introduces New Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

Link 1, Link 2: Rep. Vicky Hartzler from Missouri, a leading pro-life member of Congress, introduced legislation to defund abortion providers, including the nation's largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Do Your Job, Justices

Link - Will the Supreme Court dodge another important case because it involves abortion?

Trump Administration Preparing for Pro-Abortion Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Retire

Link - For the first time during her tenure on the nation's highest court, Ginsburg is not attending Supreme Court sessions.

Trump Attorney General Nominee Bill Barr: Roe v. Wade is Not "Constitutional," Will Be Overturned

Link - Planned Parenthood is flipping out over President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, Bill Barr.

Female Republicans Support State-Level Pro-Life Laws

Link - One encouraging development for the pro-life movement is the significant increase in the number of pro-life laws being enacted at the state level.

Leave the Children Out of It

Link - Shout Your Abortion is targeting young children in its quest to normalize the killing of the unborn.

Planned Parenthood CEO Leana Wen declares abortion is her org's 'core mission'

Link - Planned Parenthood's new president took to Twitter this week to rebuff impressions that she's less committed to abortion-on-demand than her predecessor, but in the process undermined one of the abortion giant's most common talking points.

Depressed Belgian Woman Given Euthanized

Link - The slippery slope is on full public display in Belgium
Pro-Life Around the State  

January 16-19 - Sedalia - 46th Annual March for Life bus trip to Washington, D.C. Click here or call Carol Turner at 660 620-1590 for more information. Click here to download a registration form.

January 17-19 - St. Louis - 46th Annual March for Life bus trip to Washington, D.C. Click here for details about the Missouri Caravan. Schedule for Missouri March for Life participants.

January 17 - St. Louis - Pro-Life Holy Hour for young adults. 6 pm in Boland Hall at the Cathedral Basilica. Event includes dinner, fellowship, Eucharistic Adoration, the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and a dynamic pro-life speaker. For more information, email stlya@archstl.org or call 314-792-7555.

January 18 - Kansas City - prayer vigil in front of the Federal Courthouse, 400 E 9th St., from 12 noon to 1:00 pm. Click here for more information.

January 20 - Lamar - Barton County Right to Life Memorial Rally, Memorial Hall, 3:00 pm, Memorial Hall. Keynote speaker will be long-time pro-life advocate, region and chapter chairman and officer of Missouri Right to Life state board, Bonnie Diefendorf.

January 22 - Sedalia - Roe v. Wade Anniversary Rally, noon, at the Pettis County Courthouse.

January 26 - St Louis - Respect Life Apostolate Annual Roe v Wade Memorial mass, 10:00 am, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.

February 2 - Jefferson City - MidWest March for Life: MidWestMarchforLife.com.

March 12 - Jefferson City - Pro-Life Action Day 2019, Please print off the flyer and distribute to your pro-life friends, family and church members. 
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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