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Missouri Lifeline
January 18, 2013  
In This Issue
Former Planned Parenthood Director, Sue Thayer, Headlines Pro-Life Action Day
MRL Issues Statement of Concern for GSUSA Support
MO Plumbing Supply Company Files Lawsuit Against Obamacare Mandate
Do Tax-Funded Contraception Programs Really Cut Abortions?
Pregnancy Resource Centers Start to Feel Pinch in Donations
March for Life Crowds Could Top Obama Inauguration
In Remembrance of the 40th Anniversary
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Pam Fichter

President, MRL

Former Planned Parenthood Director, Sue Thayer, Headlines Pro-Life Action Day -- February 19

Join hundreds of pro-life Missourians at the Missouri State Capitol on Tuesday, February 19,for the MRL Pro-life Action Day.  Our featured speaker is Sue Thayer.  Ms. Thayer served as manager of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Storm Lake, Iowa, for 18 years. She believed she was helping to prevent abortions. Around 2007, Planned Parenthood of Iowa formulated the webcam abortion scheme and mandated that all of its family planning clinics participate. Sue spoke up forcefully against this scheme and was fired. Today, Sue is a leader for the right-to-life cause in her community where she coordinates pro-life activities. 

Click here for more details and click here for information on our student workshop.

MRL Issues Statement of Concern for GSUSA Support

Missouri Right to Life and pro-life citizens across the country have become increasingly concerned about anti-life affiliations and agenda of the GSUSA. After careful examination and consideration, the board of Missouri Right to Life has voted to issue a policy statement cautioning involvement with the Girl Scouts USA.


Click here for our policy and supportive information.

MO Plumbing Supply Company Files Lawsuit Against Obamacare Mandate 

A Missouri-based plumbing products manufacturer, Sioux Chief Manufacturing, is the latest company to challenge the Obama administration's abortion pill mandate in more.

Do Tax-Funded Contraception Programs Really Cut Abortions?

Last Thursday's New York Times featured an op-ed by Juleanna Glover encouraging pro-life Republicans to support increased federal funding for contraception programs.


Glover's perspective is somewhat special because she describes herself as pro-life and has worked for a number of stalwart pro-lifer figures, including John Ashcroft and Phyllis Schlafly. Unfortunately, Glover, like most pundits, is not particularly careful with the contraception statistics that she more.

Pregnancy Resource Centers Start to Feel Pinch in Donations

Last August, Birthright and other pregnancy resource centers across the state took a hit when a Missouri tax credit program for pregnancy resource centers expired. There were 56 pregnancy resource centers participating in the program, which provided a 50 percent tax credit to individuals and businesses who made donations of $100 or more.

March for Life Crowds Could Top Obama Inauguration

The biggest crowds ever for the annual March for Life protest are expected to hit Washington January 25 as hundreds of thousands attend the 40th anniversary rally to protest the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, according to more.

In Remembrance of the 40th Anniversary  


40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Memorial Observance 12:00 Noon, Pettis County Courthouse Keynote Speaker - Anne Carmichael

St. Louis 

Pro-Life Mass: 55,000,000 innocent unborn infants have been aborted since Roe v Wade in 1973. Join with other pro-life Catholics for a special pro-life Mass on January 19, 2013 at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis.


Arch Event: On Thursday, January 24th, 9:00 a.m., those traveling to the March for Life in Washington, DC will gather at the St. Louis Arch prior to departure.  Pro-life speakers, including Pam Fichter, President of Missouri Right to Life will address the crowd.  Public is invited.


Johnson County

Plan to attend the annual Candlelight Children's Memorial Service for Life, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, with a Mass celebrated by Father Bill Bartoul, at the Alumni University Chapel on the campus of the UCM in Warrensburg followed by a presentation by guest speaker, Jack Cashill,  Sponsored by Johnson County Chapter MRL, contact Tom Fitzpatrick for details: 660-238-5140 


Kansas City

Pro-Life Prayer Rally January 22nd noon to 1pm, Ilus Davis Park, 400 E 9th St - across from the Federal Courthouse.  


Indpendence MO 

Candlelight Vigil, 6-7pm Noland Rd & 24 Highway, Independence.  Sponsored by Independence Chapter MRL. Contact Steve & Ellen Bishop for details: 816-650-3588



A Benefit, "A Night of Comedy and Grace" will be held Saturday, January 19th, at 7:00 pm at Lees Summit Community Church to help raise money for Mother's Refuge  and the Missouri Alliance for Life . .  Mother's Refuge was was destroyed by fire on October 8th 2012. The Alliance for Life is a coalition of pregnancy help centers and maternity homes from across the state of Missouri. 



Sanctity of Life Service - Red Bridge Baptist Church - at 6:00 p.m.on January 20th at Red Bridge Baptist Church, 4901 Red Bridge Road, just west of south 71 Highway co-sponsored by Calvary Bible College.  The lawn is to be covered with pink and blue crosses.


Benedictine College, Atchison, KS

Education Forum, January 22, 2013, 7-8 PM

McAllister Board Room, Ferrell Academic Center, 1020 N 2nd St.  3 Post-abortive women share their experiences.


Jefferson City

Midwest March For Life and Banquet, January 18 and 19.  Join with other pro-lifers from across Missouri.  Friday evening will be a banquet featuring speaker David Bereit, National Director, 40 Days for Life.  Saturday, 10:00 am will be the March and Rally. Here for Details.



The Redeem the Day rally will take place at The Courageous Church-2848 N. Broadway (Corner of Broadway and Evergreen) Springfield, MO. Tuesday January 22nd, 2013 7-9pm. More information can be found on the Redeem Day Facebook page