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Legislative Update

Legislative Update - January 13, 2017

Please continue to pray for your legislators and newly elected statewide officials as they all adapt to their new responsibilities and get their offices up and running for Missouri citizens.  

We look forward to a great year to protect and save innocent human lives!

Plan to come to lobby day on March 14!  We need you to show our new elected officials that you care and that you want to support them!

Click here for the full update and information on all of the bills we are working on or opposing.
Life Links

St. Louis Planned Parenthood clinics brace for possible cuts

Link - Pam Fichter, chairman of the Eastern Region of Missouri Right to Life, said the clinics have no place on the state's Medicaid rolls: "If there's any money going to Planned Parenthood, it either pays directly for abortion or frees up other money they can use for that."

Statement of Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Regarding Proposed City of St. Louis Ordinance Relating to Abortion

Link - Archbishop Carlson says that the Archdiocese of St. Louis "cannot and will not comply with any ordinance like Board Bill 203 that attempts to force the Church and others to become unwilling participants in the abortion business."

Health Inspections Reports: St. Louis Planned Parenthood ISN'T Safe - or Clean

Link - Over 200 incidents cited for failure to comply with medical health and safety standards.

Senate takes first step to repeal and replace Obamacare

Link - After seven hours of debate, the Senate took the first step to repeal and replace Obamacare.

California 'Bully Bill' May Be Headed to Supreme Court, Challenging State's Hit on Pregnancy Centers

  Link - A court decision upholding California's so-called "Reproductive FACT Act" could be on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, after Pacific Justice Institute filed a request for the court to review the 2015 state law.

President-elect Trump to make decision about Supreme Court nominee "within two weeks" of his inauguration

Link - The importance of the Supreme Court to his victory is hard to exaggerate.

Q&A With the Scholars: Discussing Chronic Illness and End-of-Life Care

Link - Katherine Rafferty, Ph.D., M.A. discusses some of her research and findings on chronic illnesses and end-of-life care.

Human Skin Cells Become Beating Heart Tissue

Link - Human skin cells have been transformed into pluripotent stem cells [able to form virtually any cell], and thence into beating heart tissue. This research is being done with adult stem cells and does not require the taking of innocent human lives.

Pro-Life Around the State

Jan. 20 - Sedalia - Roe v. Wade anniversary event at the county court house at noon.  MRL field director Kaley Graves will be speaker.

January 21 - St. Louis -
Annual Memorial Mass and Rosary Procession, St. Louis Cathedral Basilica, 9:30 am.

January 22 - St. Louis - 5pm to 6 pm Candle Light Vigil in remembrance of the precious lives that have been lost since Roe v. Wade. Located at 5th and Jefferson St. in Washington by the library.   
January 26-28 - Statewide - 44th Annual March for Life. As we get closer to repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood this will be an exciting and historic march!
January 27 - Kansas City - 2017 prayer vigil with MRL Western Region, noon at the US Federal Court House Illus Davis Plaza

February 4 - Jefferson City -
Midwest March for Life. Details coming soon.

We are your pro-life voice in Jefferson City! Help us save babies and end abortion with a generous donation to Missouri Right to Life today.

Thank you for your continued support!
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