Dear Friend of Life,
Welcome to this week's edition of the Missouri Lifeline.
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MRL Statewide Meeting Rescheduled for December 6
Due to the threat of bad weather and not wanting anyone to be put in danger, we have decided to reschedule the meeting for December 6. It will still be at Immaculate Conception Parish but in Kertz Hall.
All other details remain the same. Please mark your calendar now and join us to hear Nancy Valko, past president of Nurses for Life discuss the decline in medical ethics and the impact of that on the right to life in our state and nation.
All are welcome. The event will be from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early. Lunch is provided with free-will offering. Registration is required. Email or call: email@example.com or 573-635-5110.
Additional notices will be including in the next three Lifelines.
MRL's Primary legislation: requiring abortion clinic inspections returns
Missouri Right to Life's primary piece of legislation, sponsored by Senator Wayne Wallingford, will require health inspections of abortion clinics...read more.
Polling Shows Impact of Abortion Issue in Mid-Term Election
A new post-election poll of actual voters conducted by The Polling Company/ WomanTrend, found that the issue of abortion once again played a key role in the mid-term elections, and that National Right to Life and its state affiliates were key to getting out the pro-life vote for pro-life candidates...read more.
Nancy Valko, Guest Speaker for MRL, Writes of "Suicide Prevention or Suicide Assitance"
Is it worth trying to save suicidal people? Will legalizing assisted suicide lead to a better and more compassionate society?
New Senate Leader McConnell Promises Bill from NRLC: The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
Fresh from their overwhelming victory on Election Day, handing them control of the Senate over pro-abortion Democrats led by Harry Reid, Senate Republicans have unanimously elected pro-life Senator Mitch McConnell as their leader...read more.
Leave the Nuked Filibuster Alone
Undoing Reid's nuke - and once again requiring 60 votes to confirm judges - will spur war on the right..read more.
Generation Life: The politics of the future is young, diverse, and pro-life
There were many reasons that people voted Republican last week. What I want to talk is about is the way they voted Republican, the character, styles, and beliefs of the candidates who won-and those who lost...read more.
Economics of abortion: The price of the blood of our children
But the world is under the spell of evil. It isn't just that there is some good in the world and some bad. The trouble is that even what good there is in the world is shot through with evil...read more.
Activists make false claims about "choice" that endanger lives at their most vulnerable moments...read more.
Bioethicists Wesley Smith and Arthur Caplan come together to discuss some much needed hospice care reform...read more.
Pro-Life Around the State
December 1, Statewide - Pre-filing of legislation begins for the 2015 Legislative Session
December 6, Statewide - MRL Statewide Educational and Leadership Meeting. All are welcome. See Article above
January 7, 2015, Statewide - New legislative session begins.
January 21, 22, 23, 2015, Statewide - The 42nd Annual National March for Life. Click here to download a registration form.
March 10, 2015, Statewide - MRL Legislative Action Day. Mark your calendars to come to Jefferson City and lobby for life!