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Legislative Action This Week in the Missouri Legislature
Missouri House Democrat Legislators Vote to Allow Infanticide

This morning, Thursday, April 25, 2019, in the Missouri House of Representatives Rules Committee on Administrative Research, three pro-abortion Democrats voted no on protecting babies born alive after an abortion (HCS HB 971). Pro-abortion Democrat Representatives John Carpenter (District 15), Deb Lavender (District 90), and Gina Mitten (District 83), voted to allow infanticide of babies born alive and needing care. They said “NO” to caring for these babies born alive and breathing. 

Voting to protect babies born alive after an attempted abortion were: Republican Representatives Holly Rehder (District 148), Shiela Solon (District 9), Shamed Dogan (District 98), Hannah Kelly (District 141), and Nick Schroer (District 107).

“We are truly saddened to think that in our conservative, pro-life state of Missouri some legislators would approve of the killing of innocent unborn babies that survive an abortion. We are so thankful that our majority, pro-life legislators recognize that a baby at birth, through whatever means, is a human being worthy of care,” said Steve Rupp, President of Missouri Right to Life.

Missouri Senate Fiscal Oversight Committee Sends SCS HB 126 to Full Senate for Consideration

Today, April 25, 2019, the Senate Fiscal Oversight Committee voted to move SCS HB 126, the omnibus pro-life bill, forward to the full Senate for consideration. Those pro-life Republican Senators voting in support of life were: Senators Mike Cunningham (District 33), David Sater (District 29), Sandy Crawford (District 28), Bill Eigel (District 23) and Lincoln Hough (District 30). The one Senator voting no on this life-saving legislation was pro-abortion Democrat Senator John Rizzo (District 11). 

“SCS HB 126 is the strongest pro-life legislation ever considered in the United States. Many lives of innocent unborn children will be saved with the passage of this legislation. We are grateful to our pro-life legislators in both the House and Senate for putting forth this historic piece of legislation,” said Steve Rupp, President of Missouri Right to Life.
Legislative Update
Highlight of the Week:

The Senate Committee on Appropriations completed their work on the state budget and the full Senate took up the budget for consideration. The Senate voted do pass all budget bills with Senate Committee and/or Senate Subs. The bills will now go to conference between the House and the Senate to discuss the differences and come to agreement on the Conference Committee Subs. Please pray for your legislators as they complete their work on the state budget.

Also, continue to pray for our Senators as they work to pass the life-saving provisions of SCS HB 126. Many provisions of SCS HB 126 are also on SCS SB 279. The nation is watching to see what Missouri does to protect innocent human babies!

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Life Links
Ambulance at St. Louis PP

This week Coalition for Life sidewalk counselors witnessed another woman damaged so badly at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood, she needed to leave on a stretcher - the 72nd woman we've seen taken out by an ambulance since 2009.
Coalition sidewalk counselors were reaching out to women at the gates of the abortion facility when the scream of sirens and the flashing of lights interrupted the afternoon. A St. Louis Fire Department ambulance approached eastbound, driving in the westbound lanes in its rush to get to Planned Parenthood as quickly as possible.
California School IDs to Include Planned Parenthood Hotline?

Link - A proposed state law mandating that IDs include such hotlines is only one of the new pro-abortion state initiatives that target young Californians.
Colleges should run from ‘dangerous,’ costly abortion drugs on campus

Link - California could mandate abortion meds at public colleges.
President Trump personally added strong pro-life, anti-infanticide language to State of the Union Address

Link - Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said that President Trump personally added the strong anti-infanticide message in the annual State of the Union Address.
Kansas' new governor vetoes abortion 'reversal' rule, setting up showdown with GOP

Link - Kansas' new governor vetoed a bill Monday that would require doctors and abortion clinics to tell their patients about a disputed treatment meant to stop a medication abortion.
The World Medical Association should not play politics with euthanasia

Link - The World Medical Association should uphold its ethics code and not succumb to politics.
Emirati woman speaks after 27 years in "vegetative coma," doctor says

Link - A woman in the United Arab Emirates who was in what can be described as a "vegetative coma" for 27 years has been able to speak and interact with her family, one of the German doctor's who treated her said.
Pro-Life Around the State
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.

May 12 - MRL Midwest Region Mother's Day carnation sale. Present them to the ladies in your churches to honor mothers, daughters and mothers-to-be and those whose children are in heaven. Order online. Pickup locations in Clay/Platte County, Grandview, Odessa, Raytown, Blue Springs and Richmond.

May 17 - Belton - Life is Good Golf Tournament. Join us as a golfer or sponsor. Free lunch and dinner, lots of prizes and more! Register online.

May 21 - Hillsboro - All Jefferson County pro-lifers are invited to an informational meeting at 6:30 PM at Hillsboro Christian Church, 4865 Highway B Hillsboro, Mo. 63050. Eastern Region Chairman and former state president of Missouri Right to Life, Pam Fichter, will give a presentation on abortion laws, facts and consequences as well as an update on the recent Missouri legislative session. As the newest chapter of Missouri Right to Life, Jefferson County pro-lifers will discuss possible pro-life activities to raise awareness of life issues in the community. Please send an email to mrl.eastern@yahoo.com if you’re interested in attending. 

June 8 - Jefferson City - Missouri Right to Life 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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