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Legislative Update

The Second Regular Session of the 99th Missouri General Assembly will kick off at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Pre-filing of legislation for the 2018 session began Friday, December 1, 2017. At this time there have been 244 bills and 13 various resolutions filed in the Senate. And, there have been 330 bills and 13 various resolutions filed in the House.

Your Missouri Right to Life Legislative Team has worked with legislators on pro-life bills to file for the 2018 legislative session. We have also begun reviewing all bills filed and will be reporting weekly in the lifelines during the legislative session. We will update you on bills that have either a positive or negative impact on our ability to protect innocent human lives at every stage of life and development.

Please read these updates. Your knowledge on these important life issues is important for when you speak with your legislators. Your involvement with your legislator is very important!

When we put out a legislative alert for phone calls, e-mails and letters to legislators you need to be ready. Your involvement is important to the passage of good solid pro-life legislation.


The most important event you can plan for in 2018 is to attend Pro-Life Action Day on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at the Missouri State Capitol.

Please print off the "Show Me Life" Action Day flyer and distribute to your pro-life friends, family and church members.

Your attendance at lobby day is essential to the passage of solid pro-life legislation and defunding Planned Parenthood! Because of your work as volunteers in the elections, it will be an exciting time at the Capitol and you will want to be a part of it!

Thank you for your commitment to protecting innocent human lives! Your support of Missouri Right to Life ensures protections for innocent human lives through the legislative process!

Click here for the full update and information on bills we will be keeping an eye on.
Life Links

Missouri's new abortion rules could mean big costs for Planned Parenthood

Link - Paying for physicians to be on call at all times at local clinics could cost Planned Parenthood a pretty penny.

Planned Parenthood laments costs of needing access to an OB-GYN when women are injured in chemical abortions

Link - Unlike other state health departments, Missouri's health department takes seriously its responsibilities to pass rules to enforce state laws.

UN Women Goes to Washington in Search of Funds

Link - Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO) is leading the fight to stop funding because of its public support for abortion.

Archbishop Naumann: "If the Church is silent on the destruction of life, we're being negligent"

Link - The recently elected USCCB head of the Committee of Pro-Life Activities discusses his many years of service in the pro-life cause, preaching about abortion, pro-abortion Catholic politicians, and the need to change the composition of the Supreme Court.

Planned Parenthood under investigation by Justice Department over sale of fetal tissue

Link - The Justice Department has launched a federal investigation into Planned Parenthood's practices and the sale of fetal tissue.

12 States Ask Federal Court to Uphold Ban on Late-Term Abortions

Link - Attorneys general from 12 states urged a federal court this week to allow states to protect pain-capable unborn babies from abortion.

The Senate Voted to Kill Obamacare's Individual Mandate. Why That Was a Wise Call.

Link - The final version of the tax cut bill has not been voted on. The tax cut bill is in conference and when finalized will require another vote in the U.S. House and Senate for the bill to go to the President for his signature.

Patricia Heaton: 'Iceland isn't eliminating Down syndrome-they are just killing everyone who has it.'

Link - Close to 100 percent of unborn babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in Iceland are, horrifically, aborted.
Pro-Life Around the State 
January 3, 2018 Jefferson City - Legislative session begins at noon. 

January 17-20 - March for Life - Sedalia March for Life bus trip: depart Sedalia Jan. 17 Return Jan. 20. One night stay in DC on Jan. 18. Fare includes: bus, hotel room metro pass, driver tips:
1 person room: $425
2 person room: $325/person
3 person room: $290/person
4 person room: $270/person
Contact: Carol Turner 660-620-1590

Click here for information on the St. Louis caravan.
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