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Pro-Life Bill Dies in Senate Committee
On April 6 the MO House sent the MO Senate the pro-life omnibus bill (HCS HB 2012), as amended. On April 27 the Senate Seniors, Families, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee voted a SCS HCS HB 2012 Do Pass. The Senate Government Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee (GAFO) received the bill on May 4th and sat on the pro-life bill (SCS HCS HB 2012) even though they held several meetings. 

Do not believe what you read in the press that lays the blame at the foot of the Conservative Caucus. The blame lies in who controls the ability to move bills forward and that is the House and Senate leadership and Committee Chairmen. Fact: it is Senate leadership that shut down session a day early instead of working to pass pro-life legislation. SCS HCS HB 2012 contained the following:
  • A modified version of HB 1854 (Rep. Nick Schroer), SB 667 (Senator Eric Burlison), SB 779 (Senator Elaine Gannon) & SB 1103 (Senator Rick Brattin) to defund Planned Parenthood because the Biden administration is attempting at every turn to get rid of the Hyde Amendment. The Senate added language regarding MO Healthnet provider qualifications from the Senate Interim Committee.
  • A modified version of HB’s 1593 & 1959 (Rep. Sarah Walsh and Rep. Doug Richey) & SB 753 (Senator Eric Burlison)—the “Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” giving care to babies born alive after an abortion
  • Amendment by Rep. Adam Schnelting for prosecution of criminal conduct for anyone committing the crime of rape or incest resulting in a pregnancy
  • HB 2810 (Rep. Brian Seitz) Regulates abortion inducing drugs shipped to Missouri residents without an in-person consultation with a physician. This language prevents the “trafficking of abortion-inducing drugs.”
  • Adds language to extend postpartum care for women for up to 12 months after birth SB’s 698 & 639 (Senators Elaine Gannon and Jill Schupp) NOTE: Funding for this provision was put in place in the Dept. of Social Services budget
  • Adds language creating a “Correctional Center Nursery Program” for newborn babies. SB 834 (Senator Tony Luetkemeyer) & HB 1897 (Rep. Bruce DeGroot) NOTE: This language passed in SB 688 (Senator Cindy O’Laughlin) in the final hours of the legislative session
After passing a stronger 6/2 Congressional Map than what was sent to the Senate earlier, the Senate adjourned for the session. 

The reason Missourians have a stronger Congressional Map to maintain our 6 pro-life Republicans in Washington is because Missourians stood up and asked our Legislators to come up with a stronger map. And the Conservative Caucus took on this request. Of course pro-life Missourians were looking to send more conservatives to Washington because of the Biden/Pelosi/Schumer pro-abortion agenda to expand abortion.

In the end, Republican leaders outside of the Conservative Caucus decided against a 7/1 map or a 6/1/1 map and instead chose a stronger 6/2 map which more than likely maintains status quo for 6 Republicans and 2 Democrats in our Congressional Delegation.
After ending session early, Senate leaders held a press conference. Rowden announced his dislike of calling the Previous Question to shut down filibusters and said that he will not vote for a PQ in the Senate and that under his leadership, compromise will be how the Senate operates moving forward. Rowden is in line to become the next President Pro-Tem of the Senate if voted in by his Senate colleagues. 

Very important: if you want your pro-life values protected, you will talk to your Senate candidates about their position on calling the previous question to shut down a pro-abortion filibuster on a pro-life bill in the Missouri Senate. Compromise for pro-abortion Senators means gutting a pro-life bill and taking away any pro-life protections.
The House and Senate funded pro-life programs in the budget bills. They tried what they said was a new way to defund Planned Parenthood by putting the pro-life language back in the budget bills. The MO Supreme Court, in June of 2020, said that defunding in the budget process was unconstitutional. The House and Senate decided to do it anyway and add a “0” budget line item for Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood has challenged this idea. We await the outcome of the court challenge on this. 

We hope what the House and Senate has done to try to keep our tax dollars from going to abortion providers works but too many little unborn lives are at risk to take such a big chance. SCS HCS HB 2012 would have put our pro-life defund Planned Parenthood language in statute. Keep in mind that to date in 2022 Missouri has sent Planned Parenthood over a million dollars in our tax dollars. And that is in addition to large donations they receive from pro-abortion donors.
SS SCS HB 1878 passed and will help to maintain integrity in our election process which will help our MRL PAC’s work. We are reviewing all bills passed this session and will keep you updated with any new developments on legislation that might affect any of our pro-life work. We also continue to work with our Congressmen and women in Washington to save innocent human lives. We prayerfully await the U.S. Supreme Court decision on overturning Roe. 
On Monday May 16th, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hand down several decisions. What those are has not and will not be released until such time as the decisions are handed down. Keep praying! There is still SO much work to do to save innocent human lives!
'FORE Life' Golf Tournament
Friday, May 20th
The Links at Dardenne
7000 Brassel Drive, O'Fallon, Missouri


4 Person Scramble
$150 per person/$600 per foursome

11:00 a.m. Lunch/Registration
12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
Dinner Follows

Senior tees for Players 65 and over

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Your generosity is essential to MRL's ability to continue to save lives through the passage of solid pro-life legislation. We must continue to proclaim the truth about the sanctity of human life, changing hearts and minds while protecting those same lives through laws that respect and honor every innocent individual.
“Fashioned in His Image”
Second Annual Pro-Life Ladies Event!

Food, Fellowship, & Fashion Show
Games & Giveaways
Raffle, Silent Auction, Trivia 
Saturday, June 4 - 5:00-9:00
1440 SW Jefferson in Lee's Summit
Tickets $25

Ranked-Choice Voting
MRL is opposed to the initiative petition to put “ranked-choice voting” on the ballot. 

We encourage you to not sign the ranked-choice voting initiative when approached by any person asking for your signature.
Life Links
70 Pro-Life Groups Join Together to Oppose Criminalizing Women Who Have Abortions

Link 1, Link 2 - Missouri Right to Life joined The National Right to Life Committee and leaders from more than 70 state, national, and international pro-life organizations in issuing an open letter to the nation’s state legislators urging them to reject legislation and policy initiatives that would impose criminal penalties on women who have abortions.
Eight Senators Ask DOD to Guarantee Military Members' Access to Abortion

Link - Eight senators are asking Pentagon officials to guarantee that members of the military seeking an abortion would be able to access the procedure, regardless of the regulations of the states where they are stationed.
Across The Nation, Pro-Life Groups And Pregnancy Centers Report Attacks

Link 1, Link 2 - Pro-life pregnancy centers and organizations across the nation are reporting attacks as abortion supporters react to news that the monumental Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade may be overturned.
Yellen 'demonstrably wrong' on claim abortion helps economy

Link - Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen recently proclaimed publicly that abortion helps the economy, and a decision by the Supreme Court striking Roe v. Wade and allowing states to regulate the industry would be harmful to the nation's money issues.
Carol Tobias on the Future of Roe v. Wade

Link - National Right to Life Committee President Carol Tobias talked about the vote in the Senate to codify Roe v. Wade and a draft Supreme Court opinion that would overturn the law.
Why Today’s Left Is Willing To Admit Abortion Kills A Child And Still Support It

Link - If self-gratification is our highest good, then any act (up to and including the murder of a child) becomes good if done in its pursuit.
Why is Canada euthanizing the poor?

Link - Since last year, Canadian law, in all its majesty, has allowed both the rich as well as the poor to kill themselves if they are too poor to continue living with dignity. In fact, the ever-generous Canadian state will even pay for their deaths.
Why abortion was illegal in most states before Roe v. Wade

Link - Exclusive: Joseph Farah asserts landmark court decision has always been a house of cards.
National Right to Life News

Link - The latest issue of NRL News is now available.
Daily Wire Documentary ‘Choosing Death: The Legacy Of Roe’ Premieres Friday

Link - The Daily Wire will release a new documentary on Friday that examines the devastating consequences of Roe v. Wade and the lies told by the abortion industry.
Expert: China Is Harvesting Organs from up to 50,000 Concentration Camp Victims Annually

Link - One of the world’s top experts on China’s forced organ harvesting industry told Congress on Thursday the Communist Party may be “harvesting” as many as 50,000 concentration camp victims, killing them to sell their organs, a year.
Pro-Life Around the State
May 20 - O'Fallon - "FORE Life" Golf Tournament starting with registration at 11 am at The Links at Dardenne, 7000 Brassel Drive. 12:30 p.m. shotgun start, dinner follows. Download our flyer for full details about golfing and sponsorships! Register here. Download flyer.

June 4 - Lee's Summit - Missouri Right to Life-Western Region presents, “Fashioned in His Image” a ladies pro-life event, on Saturday, June 4, from 5:00-9:00 at Lee’s Summit Community Church. Come enjoy food & fellowship, a silent auction & raffles, games, prizes, and a Fashion Show. All proceeds will go to Missouri Right to Life to defend the rights of the unborn and facilitate pro-life education. For more information or to register, go to or call (816) 353-4113. Tickets $25.

June 6 - Washington, MO - East Central Area Missouri Right to Life will hold a Right to Life Prayer Service for the Unborn at 12:00 noon. The service will be held at St. Francis Borgia in Washington. Please join us if you can.

June 24-25 - Atlanta - National Right to Life Convention -- the essential pro-life educational event. Bringing together the grassroots to learn and encourage. Visit for more information.

June 27 - Kansas City - Parkville Women's Clinic Fatherhood Golf Tournament at Staley Farms Golf Club 5:00pm. Click here for more information.
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