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Legislative Update: February 3, 2017

This week the Missouri House Ways and Means Committee heard testimony regarding pro-life HB 655 sponsored by Rep. Kevin Engler and the Senate Economic Development Committee heard testimony regarding pro-life SB 15 sponsored by Senator Bob Dixon.

These two bills extend the expiration date on the tax credits offered by our state to citizens who choose to donate to any of the qualified pregnancy resource centers or maternity homes across Missouri.

Many women are choosing life for their unborn children and these facilities are meeting their needs. They do great work as they help these women and their families in many areas of need.

We thank the pro-life members of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Economic Development Committee for hearing these important pro-life bills and look forward to their passage.

Information from the Missouri Department of Social Services Website Regarding the PRC and Maternity Home tax credit programs:

Gov. Eric Greitens included $6.46 million for Alternatives to Abortion in his FY2018 budget proposal on Thursday.

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

MRL Praises Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to Supreme Court

Link - We are so pleased that President Trump has fulfilled his promise to appoint a Supreme Court justice who appears to, like Justice Scalia, interpret the Constitution as it was written by its constructors.

The many proofs Judge Gorsuch was a great selection

Link - There are multiple ways to determine just how successful pro-life President Donald Trump was when he nominated appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.

Gorsuch Has Never Ruled on Abortion, but Try Telling Panicked Abortion Proponents

Link - Further confirmation that they have placed abortion and birth-control rights on a marble pedestal above all else.

Former Planned Parenthood Director: "I Was Ordered to Double the Number of Abortions"

Link - It's time to defund Planned Parenthood!
Black Pro-Life Pioneers: Erma Clardy Craven

Link - Ms. Craven was ahead of her time. She keenly understood the menace of Planned Parenthood, the leading provider of abortions in the United States.

Gosnell's Labyrinth of Terrors - A New Book Shines Light on His Practice and the Abortion Industry

 Link - His legal team was correct: All abortions are murderous.  

Science, embryonic autonomy, and the question of when life begins

Link - A new study affirms the autonomy of the embryo.
D.C.'s 'Death with Dignity' Bill Could Cut Costs - and Compassion
Link - Two members of Congress, both physicians, urge caution.
Dutch Euthanasia Authorities OK Apparent Murder

Link - Permitting killing as an answer to human suffering changes a culture radically over time.
Lessons from the Netherlands: Proceed with Caution  
Link - The Netherlands became the first country in the world to decriminalize euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide in 2002. Since legalization, the death toll from these practices has gradually increased year by year.    
Q&A with the Scholars: Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia

Link - Richard Doerflinger, M.A., discusses physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Pro-Life Around the State 
February 4 - Jefferson City - Midwest March for Life. March begins at Selinger Center at 9:30 am with a pre-march rally. March begins at 10:00. Rally in Capitol at 10:45. Keynote speakers: Ryan Bomberger, Radiance Foundation and Dr. Vanseng Wong, former abortion provider. Also speaking will be Steve Rupp, President of Missouri Right to Life. Click here for flyer.

February 11 - St. Louis - National Day of Protest at Planned Parenthood: 4251 Forest Park Blvd. 9:00 - 11:00 am

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