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Missouri Lifeline 10/23/15
October is Respect Life Month
House approves bill to defund Planned Parenthood
The U.S. House voted today to halt the taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. H.R. 3762 places a one-year freeze on certain federal payments to the abortion giant, and blocks at least 89 percent of Planned Parenthood's federal funding. The final vote count was 240-189 with all six Missouri Republicans voting yes; both Democrats voted no. The measure now heads to the U.S. Senate.

Abortion supporters claim that funding PP is necessary for women's health care, but when PP is defunded with our federal tax dollars, women will have at least  588 places to go for a broader range of high quality health care services.

Zina Hackworth to Present at MRL Statewide Leadership and Annual Membership Meeting
The Missouri Right to Life Statewide Leadership and Annual Membership meeting will be held November 14th in Pleus Hall at Immaculate Conception Parish, 1208 E. McCarty, in Jefferson City. The gathering starts at 9:30 with the meeting starting promptly at 10:00 am.

The highlight of the meeting will be a presentation by Zina Hackworth. Zina is an adoptive/biological stay-at-home, home-schooling mom of 13. She attended the University of Buffalo where she met her husband of nearly 30 years.

Zina is an active, passionate "Professional Pro-Life Volunteer". She is a member of L.E.A.R.N, the nation's largest black Pro-Life organization. She is also a member of The National Black Pro-Life Coalition. Zina has volunteered with pro-Life organizations such as Missouri Right to Life, Missouri Blacks for Life, Life Education and Resource Network (L.E.A.R.N.), Our Lady's Inn, ThriVe St. Louis, 40 Days for Life and others.

In 2006, Zina founded "This Race Will Self-Destruct", a mother-daughter abstinence, pro-life workshop for black adolescent girls. Zina will educate us on the devastating impact of abortion on the African-American community and give us insights into how the black community feels about abortion and how to engage, educate and motivate them.
In addition, we will have extensive information about the Missouri legislative investigations into Planned Parenthood and what has resulted from the hearings. As always we will have updates on future legislation and activities going on in the federal arena as well. There will also be a separate presentation by the MRL PAC on the 2016 election.

Lunch will be provided for a goodwill offering. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to or call 573-635-5110. 
Hartzler Named to Select Investigative Panel on Organ Trafficking
House Speaker John Boehner has announced the Republican appointments to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's new Select Investigative Panel that will focus on the grisly practices of big abortion providers. Included in the panel is MO Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler... read more
NOTICE -- Kansas City and St. Louis Area Special Elections
Special Elections will be held in Kansas City and St. Louis areas on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

The Missouri Right to Life State PAC has issued endorsements for the 3 special elections being held in House District 29, 36 and 89:
This notice paid for by Missouri Right to Life State Political Action Committee, Patricia Skain, Treasurer. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee. 
University of Missouri gets swept into renewed battle over embryonic stem-cell research
Missouri Right to Life is working for the respect and protection of all innocent human life at every stage of development through natural death... read more.

Missouri Right to Life is seeking legislative action in the 2016 legislative session that will address the blatant disregard of Missouri laws by the abortion industry and state officials. For a list of this legislation click here.
Planned Parenthood's contracted pathology lab repeatedly fails to file state-required paperwork
Officials at a Brentwood-based pathology laboratory that does work for St. Louis Planned Parenthood failed to register with the state this year - the sixth time it has missed state paperwork deadlines since 1994... read more
MU nursing school to enter into new agreements with Planned Parenthood
Two months after MU canceled 10 contracts with Planned Parenthood, new agreements will again allow nursing students at the university to gain clinical experience at the health care provider's clinics... read more.
National Right to Life News
The October issue of National Right to Life News is now more
Since Abortion Was Legalized in the U.S., Women's Risk of Breast Cancer Has Quadrupled
An in-depth documentary exploring the long-term health and emotional risks of abortion premiered in Southern California this more
Murdered Babies Found in Abortionist's Car But Why Regulate the Abortion Industry?
Police discovered an unbelievably gruesome assortment of human remains in 14 containers in a raid of an abortionist's more.  
Three lies NARAL's boss told about California's anti-pregnancy center law
This month California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill forcing pregnancy centers to promote more.
Hacker obtains, leaks 11 undercover Planned Parenthood videos blocked by court
The website claims it has obtained and released "all" the remaining undercover videos of Planned Parenthood officials shot by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), including videos that were blocked from being released to the public by a court more .
Texas cuts off Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood
This week Texas officials cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood clinics and put $50 million dollars more in their budget to fund women's health care through Federally Qualified Health Care centers and Rural Health Departments.

This is truly about protection and better health care for women. And we believe that giving this care to women will help them choose life for their unborn video.
Texas officials raid Planned Parenthood clinics
Investigators from the state of Texas served subpoenas at three Planned Parenthood facilities to determine whether their employees are guilty of defrauding the state's Medicaid program, according to media reports... read more.
Pro-Life Around the State

September 23 - November 1 - The Spring 40 Days for Life campaign is currently underway. Campaigns in or near Missouri include: Columbia, St. Louis, Overland Park, KS.

October 29 - Kansas City - Annual Benefit Dinner for Missouri Right to Life-Western Region featuring Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Click here for more info.
November 14 - Statewide - Save the Date!  MRL Statewide leadership meeting! See item above for details.


January 21-23 - Statewide -
43rd National March for Life, Missouri Life Caravan. Buses will depart from St. Louis and other locations around Missouri. More information to follow.

February 9 - Statewide - Pro-Life Action Day at Missouri State Capitol. We Need You in Jefferson City! This will be the day to let our legislators know we want legislation passed to Stop Planned Parenthood  

April 5 - Statewide - Pro-Life Action Day at Missouri State Capitol. We Need You in Jefferson City Again! This will be the day to emphasize "Defunding of Planned Parenthood" 
Unborn children need your help. Help us save babies and end abortion with a generous donation to Missouri Right to Life today.