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Legislative Update: February 17, 2017

This week the Missouri House Children and Families Committee held their first hearing on pro-life legislation.

In the Senate, Senator David Sater, Chairman of the Children and Families Committee turned in to the full senate the first pro-life bills of the 2017 legislative session to be on the Senate Calendar for debate and passage.

Click here for two important action alerts and to read about other important pro-life bills coming up!
Confirm Gorsuch

Pro-life Missourians from across the state gathered at Senator Claire McCaskill's offices in Columbia, Springfield and Kansas City this week to urge the Democratic senator to support President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.

"A judge cannot come right out and talk about cases that may be before them as far as their exact leaning where that may go. But as an originalist, there is no mention of abortion or the ability to kill unborn children in the U.S. Constitution," said Dave Plemmons, chairman of the southwest Missouri region of MRL.

Confirmation Hearings for Judge Gorsuch to begin March 20
Life Links

U.S. House passes measure to nullify last-minute gift from Obama to Planned Parenthood

Link - The House of Representatives yesterday voted 230-188 to nullify an 11th hour Obama rule preventing states from redirecting Title X funds away from Planned Parenthood.

Mayor signs reproductive decisions bill opposed by archdiocese

Link - A new law in the City of St. Louis prohibits discrimination based on a person's reproductive decisions or pregnancy.

Gov. Greitens pledges to fight St. Louis abortion ordinance, scheduled to meet with Pres. Trump

Link - Gov. Eric Greitens pledged to lead the fight to repeal an ordinance passed by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen that essentially makes St. Louis a sanctuary city for abortion and threatens the religious freedom of citizens and institutions opposing it.

State lawmakers could block changes to St. Louis anti-discrimination ordinance

Link 1 , Link 2 - Missouri legislators considering a bill on free speech rights of alternative-to-abortion agencies turned to discussion on religious liberty and a recent measure passed in the City of St. Louis.
Video: Dr. Joe McGuirk and the Adult Stem Cell Revolution

Link - Chance Runnion is recovering from leukemia after an adult stem cell transplant.

US science advisers outline path to genetically modified babies

Link - It's disappointing that the National Academies would take such a duplicitous position.

MRL February Newsletter

Link - The MRL February Newsletter is now available online. In it you'll find information on pro-life issues, news, people, events and our ongoing efforts to work toward increased respect for human life in Missouri.

National Right to Life News

Link - The February issue of the National Right to Life News is now available online. 
Pro-Life Around the State 
March 14 - Statewide - MRL's "Show Me Life" Pro-Life Action Day at the Missouri State Capitol. Visit our website or join our event on Facebook for more details.
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