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Federal Judge Sachs Denies Request by MO Attorney General to Allow 
Ban on Abortion at 20 Weeks, When Babies Feel Pain, to Go Into Effect

The following statement may be attributed to Susan Klein, Executive Director of Missouri Right to Life:

On Wednesday, Judge Howard Sachs denied a request by the Missouri Attorney General to allow a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy to go into effect while the state waits for the Appellate Court to hear the appeal to Judge Sachs August 27 ruling to stop portions of HB 126. We are disappointed but not surprised that Judge Sachs is continuing his long history of ruling for abortion. 

By 20 weeks after fertilization, all the physical structures necessary to experience pain have developed. Unborn children, tiny little boys and girls at 20 weeks after fertilization, react to painful stimuli and the abortion methods used on these babies are painful. Fifteen other states have similar common sense protective laws in place for these tiny babies. Judge Sachs ignored these other common sense laws.

Missouri Right to Life stands with the overwhelmingly pro-life legislature and our statewide, pro-life officials. Approximately 115 of 163 house members and 24 of 34 Senators are pro-life. 5 of 6 statewide offices are held by pro-life officials. The people of Missouri, through the election process have made their opinions on the sanctity of life very clear.

“Missourians Stand for the Unborn” and we look forward to our Missouri Attorney General’s office to continue his fight to enforce the pro-life common sense provisions of HB 126 that are being stopped by the liberal pro-abortion courts.


In the news:
The largest-ever 40 Days for Life campaign
kicks off on September 25
This is the first campaign since the release of Unplanned, where there was a 30% increase in participation.

It also comes at a time when the wave of infanticide has reached an all-time high. This is not the time in history to sit on the sidelines.

If you want to end the travesty, you must pray. Be on the sidewalk asking Our Lord to hear our plea and heal our land!

Locations in and around Missouri:
  • St. Louis - 4251 Forest Park Ave. St. Louis, MO
  • Columbia - 711 N. Providence Rd. Columbia, MO
  • Belleville - 4529 North Illinois Street Swansea, IL
  • Granite City - 1602 21st St. Granite City, IL
  • Overland Park - 4840 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS
Life Links
Abortionist testifies at Daleiden hearing: ‘No question…some of these fetuses were live births’

Link - In a startling twist, one of the United States' longest-practicing abortionists took the stand this week in a California courtroom to defend undercover pro-life investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt.
New Numbers from Guttmacher Show Continued Abortion Drop

Link - This week the Guttmacher Institute released a report showing there were 862,320 abortions performed in the U.S. in 2017. This signals a decrease of almost 64,000 a year from the 926,190 Guttmacher reported just three years prior in 2014.
These Are Human Beings

Link - The thousands of aborted fetuses found on the property of abortionist Ulrich Klopfer force us to admit reality.
Attorneys General Will Investigate Gruesome Discovery of 2,200 Aborted Babies in Abortionist’s Home

Link - Attorneys General in the states of Illinois and Indiana say they will investigate the gruesome discovery of over 2,200 preserved aborted babies found in the home of abortionist Ulrich Klopfer after he died earlier this month.
Pompeo, Azar are right to push back against the UN on abortion

Link - Ahead of the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar delivered a joint letter to diplomats around the world urging them to oppose threats to the unborn posed by abortion advocates and their allies in multilateral institutions.
The Real Reason for That Kavanaugh Smear

Link - The media and Democrats want to place any decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade under a cloud.
Our Unstable Abortion Regime

Link - A new AP analysis of women traveling out of state to obtain abortion procedures illustrates how volatile America could become if Roe and Casey fall.
Speaker Pelosi's Hearing Problem

Link - If Speaker Pelosi and company want to pretend that perfectly healthy infants aren't being slaughtered in the name of "personal choice," that's her decision. But conservatives aren't playing along. 
Planned Parenthood Thwarted from Opening Abortion Facility in
Kansas City, Kansas

Link - When a Kansas pro-life group got wind that Planned Parenthood Great Plains was attempting to open a new surgical abortion facility in Kansas City, Kansas, they jumped into action.
Abortion Politics Threaten U.S. Budget Battle

Link - Abortion has roiled the ongoing budget battles in the U.S. Congress.
Mom celebrates premature son's first day of school after told he would likely die

Link - A United Kingdom mom who was told her son would likely die after he was born months in advance recently celebrated the young boy’s first day of school.
Pro-Life Around the State
September 27 - Hannibal - Celebration of Life dinner, Holiday Inn Express, 120 Shinn Lane. Doors Open 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:00 p.m. Featured speaker Jill Alberti, MRL Executive Director Susan Klein will also give an update on legislation and the positive pro-life actions that are taking place in our state. Click here to download a registration form.

October 13 - St. Charles - St. Louis Respect Life Convention at the St. Charles Convention Center.  Click here for more details and to register online.

October 17 - Washington, MO - East Central Missouri Right to Life “Celebrate Life” 10th Annual Banquet at Jesuit Hall-top floor, St. Francis Borgia Parish, corner of West Main and Cedar St. 6:30 pm. Guest Speakers: Pam Fichter, past President of MRL and Fritzi Alfermann, Director of Pregnancy Assistance Center of Washington, Mo. FREE EVENT…bring a covered dish.

November 9 - Jefferson City - Missouri Right to Life Statewide Leadership Meeting at Pleus Hall, 1206 E McCarty, 65101. Details to follow soon.
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.

Thank you for your continued support!




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