February 10-March 20 - Statewide - 40 Days for Life spring campaign. Click for details on the following MO locations: Columbia, St. Louis, Kansas City.
March 5 - Kansas City - Students for Life of America is sponsoring the Kansas City Leadership Summit at Rockhurst University. Melissa Ohden who survived a saline abortion will be speaking, as well as speakers from Alliance Defending Freedom, Zoe's House Adoption Agency, and others. For more information contact Annie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 25-26 - St. Louis - 24 hr. Good Friday/Holy Saturday Vigil. For more information contact Mary at 314-346-9052 or email email@example.com
March 30 - Jefferson City - Bott Radio National Day of Prayer: Show Me Your Glory Lord Event at the Missouri State Capitol, First Floor Rotunda.
April 5 - Statewide - Pro-Life Action Day at Missouri State Capitol. We Need You in Jefferson City Again! This will be the day to emphasize "Defunding of Planned Parenthood"
April 23 - St. Louis - Third National Day of Protest Against Planned Parenthood, 4251 Forest Park Blvd. 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Hosted by Defenders of the Unborn.
May 5 - Jefferson City - National Day of Prayer at the Missouri State Capitol, South Lawn. The theme for National Day of Prayer this year is Wake Up America!
May 17 - Jefferson City - Franklin Graham will be coming to Missouri for the America Decision Tour to lead prayer at the Capitol Steps for our state and nation.
PLAN NOW TO ATTEND PRO-LIFE ACTION DAY
IN JEFFERSON CITY
APRIL 5 Please print off the “Show Me Life” Action Day flyer and distribute to your pro-life friends, family and church members.
BUDGET BILLS WILL MOVE TO HOUSE FLOOR FOR DEBATE IN COMING WEEKS. Pro-Life Issues we are working on for these bills:
MRL Neutral on “Raise Your Hands for Kids” Tobacco Tax Initiative
Pro-Life Protections are in the Language of the Initiative.
Click Here to Read MRL Press Release: http://www.missouririghttolife.org/legislation/2016/press2016-0204.html
2016 Priority Legislation:
(click here for full list of bills)
Wednesday, March 2 was a busy day for pro-lifers in Washington, D.C.. Outside of the United States Supreme Court, hundreds gathered to pray and rally during oral arguments for Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the biggest abortion case in 20 years.
Across the street, witnesses and spectators gathered to hear testimony during the first hearing by the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. This subcommittee was created after the release of the authentic, non-manipulated undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress to investigate the practices of harvesting and potentially selling the body parts of aborted babies.
Together, these two events consisted of hours of testimony and questioning concerning the practices of abortionists. Most notably:
So after hours of testimony from experts and reasoned questions from panelists and Supreme Court justices, this is what we learned:
Standards for "tissue" donation consent are sorely lacking in abortion clinics...
There have been ZERO cures provided from fetal tissue research...
Abortion advocates frame any and all regulations on the abortion industry as an attack on women...
Abortion advocates don't trust women to make their own decisions…
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On March 2, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the most significant abortion case since Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992. Here is what you should know about the case.
What was the case about?After the Kermit Gosnell scandal created an awareness of the unsafe, unsanitary, and largely unregulated conditions in abortion clinics in America, the State of Texas passed House Bill 2. According toAlliance Defending Freedom, HB2—which became law in 2013—mandates that abortion facilities adhere to ambulatory surgical center requirements common to most outpatient facilities, and it also requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility to be able to handle emergencies when something goes wrong.
Whole Woman's Health, an abortion provider in Texas, challenged the law in federal court, claiming it was expensive, not medically necessary, and interfered with women's health care.
Contact your elected officials
Senator Roy Blunt
B40C Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5721
Fax: (202) 224-8149
Senator Claire McCaskill
Hart Senate Office Building, SH-717
Washington, DC 20510
1118 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20510
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