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Missouri Legislature Passes the “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act,” SS SCS HB 126
After 18 hours of negotiation and passage in the Senate Wednesday and Thursday by a vote of 24 to 10, today the Missouri House has truly agreed and finally passed SS SCS HB 126 by a vote of 110 to 44. This is groundbreaking legislation that will save lives and set the standard for pro-life legislation nation wide 

Missouri Right to Life is very grateful to the Missouri House and Senate for passing the strongest pro-life bill in Missouri history.

This legislation will:

  • ban abortion at detection of a heartbeat at 8 weeks, if overturned
  • ban abortion at 14 weeks, if overturned
  • ban abortion at 18 weeks
  • ban abortion when the baby can feel pain
  • require 2nd custodial parent notification 
  • require Missouri informed consent requirements for out-of-state abortion referrals
  • increase required malpractice insurance to 3 million dollars
  • increase to 70% of the donation, tax credits for donations to Pregnancy Resource Centers and lift the limit on the amount of the donation
  • ban abortion in Missouri when Roe v. Wade is overturned
  • ban abortion for race, gender and Down Syndrome diagnosis 

We thank the Missouri House and Senate for their commitment this session to increase protections to unborn children and their mothers and to Governor Parson for his strong commitment to pro-life legislation. 
Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman, Speaker Elijah Haahr, MRL Executive Director Susan Klein, Rep. Adam Schnelting, Rep. Nick Schroer.
Senator Denny Hoskins, Senator Eric Burlison, Senator Andrew Koenig, Senator Cindy O’Laughlin, Senator Bill Eigel, MRL Executive Director Susan Klein, Senator Bob Onder
Life Links
No, Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill Won’t Imprison Women Who Have Abortions

Link - a series of stories with lurid headlines and fundamentally mistaken premises went viral after Georgia governor Brian Kemp signed impressive and comprehensively pro-life “heartbeat bill”.
NRLC tells Congress it opposes Equality Act (H.R. 5)

Link - H.R. 5 contains language that could be construed to create a right to demand abortion from health care providers, and likely would place at risk the authority of state and federal government to prohibit taxpayer-funded abortions.
Proposed changes to Medicare Part D can limit access to life-saving drugs, NRLC warns

Link - NRLC has closely examined a proposed rule change to Medicare Part D drug coverage, specifically its implications on limiting access to lifesaving drugs through potential use of drug price controls.
The Case for Being Born

Link - From radical feminists to radical environmentalists, the word has come down: Children are not the future, but the future’s enemies.
Pro-Life Apologetics Spread the Truth

Link - Seemingly all of a sudden, the 40+ years that pro-lifers have worked to change laws are showing signs of progress.
Pro-Life Incrementalism, Continued

Link - Our moral obligation is to combat abortion insistently, but also as effectively and intelligently as we know how.
Pro-Life Around the State
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. 
May 18 - St. Louis - Pro-life gathering at Planned Parenthood, 4251 Forest Park Ave, from 8 am to 10 am.

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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