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Legislative Update
We are now in the last two weeks of the legislative session. The omnibus pro-life bill, SCS HB 126, has been passed by the Senate Health and Pensions Committee and the Senate Fiscal Oversight Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar. These are exciting times in Missouri for all pro-lifers. 
 
This bill has multiple provisions including the Pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act language, which bans abortion at 20 weeks when unborn children are capable of feeling pain. This language is in effect in 16 other states and should go into effect in Missouri shortly after it is signed by Governor Parson.
 
SCS HB 126 also challenges Roe v. Wade with a ban on abortion at eight weeks gestation and later, when a heartbeat can be detected. While this language reflects the scientific truth of the humanity of the unborn child, the pro-abortion forces will use the courts to try to stop this life-saving legislation.
 
In addition, this bill enacts the “Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act” which “is a trigger ban” on all abortions in Missouri, contingent upon the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the adoption of a federal Human Life Amendment or the enactment of a federal Human Life Bill.
 
Also included in the bill is a requirement that the second custodial parent be notified when a minor is seeking an abortion. Parents have the right to know about the medical procedures on the children in their custody. Missouri currently has a one-parent consent requirement with a judicial bypass option.
 
SCS HB 126 bans abortions for race, gender or a Down Syndrome diagnosis and increases the medical malpractice insurance requirements for those performing or inducing abortions to bring it in line with medical standards for other surgical procedures.
 
And finally, it obligates abortion facilities and family planning agencies to provide Missouri’s printed informed consent information to a woman if they refer the woman to an out of state abortion facility.
 
Please call your Missouri Senator with a positive message asking them to support the passage of SCS HB 126. Let them know how excited pro-lifers are about this legislation and how proud we are of our pro-life legislators and our Governor for supporting its passage.

Click here for the full update and information on all of the bills we are supporting or opposing.
Life Links
President Trump announces final rule on conscience rights


Link - HHS rulemaking ensures enforcement of existing conscience protection statutes.
Democrats File Bill to Overturn Trump’s Pro-Life Rule

Link - Americans do not want their tax dollars to fund abortions, but Democratic leaders in Congress do not seem to care.
Trump Was Right: 19 States Allow Infanticide

Link - Abortion activists are trying to save face by accusing President Donald Trump of lying about infanticide.
Joe Biden Wants to “Make America Moral Again,” But He Supports Abortions Up to Birth

Link - Biden told Good Morning America today that he wants to quote make America a moral again. The only problem is Biden strongly supports abortion and backs abortions up to birth.
Abortion Pill Reversal Is Real. Baby Isaiah Is Alive Today Because of It

Link - Sarah is one of hundreds of mothers who have successfully reversed their in-progress chemical abortions, bravely taking back their choice and rescuing their children from death.
Six things you must know before you decide whether to support or oppose physician-assisted suicide

Link - Is the real healthcare crisis not enough physician assisted suicide laws? Or is it the staggering and increasing number of people losing their battles with mental illness and committing suicide?
Re-examining ‘brain death’: Doctors may be harvesting organs before donors are dead

Link - If we are not certain the individual is dead, removing vital organs is a grave matter.
China's human-like monkeys spark concerns

Link - A computer scientist who is credited as a researcher on a Chinese medical experiment that saw monkey brains implanted with human genes to make them more human, has slammed the project as ethically unacceptable.
Pro-Life Around the State
May 11 - St. Louis - Project Rachel Retreat for women who have been wounded by abortion. 9 a.m.—5 p.m. If you are interested, call Project Rachel Coordinator Marisol at 314-792-7596 or email her by clicking here.

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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