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Legislative Update
Following are Pro-Life Highlights in the Budget Bills:

The House passed the State Budget Bills this Week. They now go to the Senate for consideration. 
 
Thank you to Speaker Elijah Haahr, Budget Chairman Cody Smith, Vice Chairman David Wood, all Budget Committee Members and all Representatives who supported the following pro-life provisions! Great job!!
 
HCS HB 7:
Section 7.015 – Department of Economic Development
Pro-Life Protective Language on Missouri Technology Investment Funds distributed by the Missouri Technology Corporation so these public dollars do not go to research companies that do human cloning or embryonic stem cell research as defined in statute 196.1127. This language is only for the public dollars in this fund. ($3,500,000)
 
HCS HB 10:
Section 10.725 – Pro-Life Language on funding for Family Planning Programs run by the State Health Agencies so that NO public monies can be used for abortion services or abortion referrals.
 
Section 10.1005 – Pro-Life Language directing the Department of Health and Senior Services that NO public funds in their budget shall be expended to pay for abortion services or abortion referrals through any agency.
 
Section 10.1010 – Pro-Life Language to prevent Medicaid Expansion through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). NOTE: Obamacare includes abortion services and healthcare rationing.
 
HCS HB 11:
Section 11.155 - Alternative to Abortion Program (A2A) covers a wide range of pregnancy care to give women and families in crisis pregnancies an option to choose life for their unborn child. This program provides helps throughout and after the pregnancy. In addition to the pregnancy care, this budget line also includes funding for diapers and other infant hygiene products as well as funding for a program initiative to help young new families build a healthy marriage and base for fatherhood. ($8,958,561)
 
Section 11.645 - Pilot Program to assist pregnant women, addicted to opioids, to get off of drugs. ($1,398,993)
 
Section 11.730 – Show-Me Healthy Babies to help women while pregnant with pre-natal care. ($32,595,141)
 
Section 11.920 (Part 2) – Pro-Life Language directing the Department of Social Services that NO public funds in their budget shall be expended to pay for abortion services or abortion referrals through any agency.
 
Section 11.925 – Pro-Life Language to prevent Medicaid Expansion through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). NOTE: Obamacare includes abortion services and healthcare rationing.
 
Section 11.930 (Part 3) – Pro-Life Language directing the Department of Social Services that NO public funds in their budget shall be expended to pay for abortion services or abortion referrals through any agency.

Click here for the full update and information on all of the bills we are supporting or opposing.
Life Links
Unplanned Opens in Theaters TOMORROW!
Unplanned is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation. Abby Johnson becomes the youngest clinic director in the history of Planned Parenthood, then a life-changing experience turns her into an anti-abortion activist.
Trump’s Enforcement of Mexico City Policy is a Major Victory in Protecting Life

Link - Someday, future generations of Americans will look back on us and wonder how and why such a rich and seemingly enlightened society, so blessed and endowed with the capacity to protect and enhance vulnerable human life, could have instead so aggressively promoted death to children by abortion—both here and overseas.
NRLC strongly urges House Members to sign Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Discharge Petition


Link - If enacted, the bill would extend federal legal protection to babies who are born alive during an abortion.
Surprise Child: Finding Hope in Unexpected Pregnancy

Link - “Surprise Child” is loving in spirit and life-affirming in every way that matters. When you finish the final chapter, you’ll feel like cheering.

Link - On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the Trump administration plans to strengthen the Mexico City policy.
Senator Mike Lee Says Having Kids is a Good Thing, Washington Post Complains About Big Families

Link - U.S. Sen. Mike Lee sparked liberal outrage this week when he said families should be encouraged to have more children to combat environmental problems.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy vows to sign 'right to die' assisted suicide bill into law

Link - New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday he will sign legislation already approved by the state legislature to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives.
Pro-Life Around the State
March 30 - St. Louis - 18th Annual Run for Life and Learning by St. Louis Friends of Birthright. Register online.

March 30 - St. Louis - Jericho Walk at Planned Parenthood 4251 Forest Park, 10 am.

April 14 - Wardsville - Walk for Life following 10:30 am Mass at St. Stanislaus Church. Bus transportation available to and from event. For Information call 573-680-1370.

April 27 - Jefferson City - Pro-Life Walk/Run, Registration 8:30 am, Race 9:00 am. Call 573-644-6635; Online Registration opens soon at www.friendsofphc.org.

April 28 - St. Louis - Defenders of the Unborn Spring Banquet, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM at the Orlando Banquet Center. Click here to invest in a sponsorship or to purchase tickets.

June 8 - Jefferson City - Statewide Leadership Meeting, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. at Pleus Hall, 1206 McCarty Street. More details to follow. 

 

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