Citizens for Life
Missouri Right to Life (MRL) is our state’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Organized in 1974 in response to the outcry over legalization of abortion in the U.S., MRL works to:
- Educate citizens about pro-life issues
- Pass legislation that promotes and defends the sanctity of innocent human life from the inception of biological development through natural death
- Organize and promote effective witness among its members across the state
- Maintain Political Action Committees dedicated to electing representatives who share our mission and will work to pass pro-life laws
You Can Make a Difference
Do you support the right to life? Become a member today!
2021 March for Life Will Be Virtual
As a result of the cancellation of the in- person 2021 March for Life, the Missouri Life Caravan is cancelling its trip to Washington, D.C. This is the first time since the first March for Life in 1974 that the March has been cancelled. Please pray for our country and all those who serve us. But especially pray for the babies and their mothers!”
MRL Opposes Research for Vaccines With No Pro-Life Boundaries
Missouri Right to Life supports finding a vaccine for COVID-19 (or other vaccines) through ethical research that does not include tissue from aborted babies or embryonic stem cell research.
We encourage our state and national leaders to support ethical research as they work to find a vaccine for the corona virus (COVID-19). The goal is saving and protecting lives at every step of the process for everyone.
It is important that all industries, but especially medical, scientific, and pharmaceutical industries, adhere to ethical guidelines that protect life at all stages and in all conditions. An open-ended invitation to subsidize any and all research can lead to shortcuts and abuses that do not uphold the best interests of medicine or the citizens whom medical research should serve. A few potential examples are trafficking in aborted fetal organs and tissues supposedly for drug testing or study of viruses and vaccines, as well as altered abortion procedures and timing to procure desired particular gestational age organs, creation and destruction of human embryos by fertilization, cloning (somatic cell nuclear transfer), and other techniques, for study of the embryos directly as well as to harvest cells for development of cell lines, for toxicology and teratology studies, as well as vaccine and drug development and testing. Moreover, there is no necessity for creation or use of embryos, embryonic stem cells, fetal tissue and organs, or fetal cell lines. Numerous ethical alternatives already exist, modern and in many cases already proven. Ethically guided science and medicine is actually the best investment for success.
- Margaret Ward, State Farm Insurance, Sedalia
- Craig and Regina Eufinger and Family
- Culligan Water Conditioning, Sedalia
- Mrs. Irma Linsenbardt
- Becca’s Framing, Sedalia
- Gerald and Delores Wolf
- The Van Leer Family
- Ruben and Patricia Twenter
- Valerie Bloess, State Farm Ins.e