Missouri Life News

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Order to License Missouri Abortion Clinics

Pro-life Missourians take heart. Missouri’s Ambulatory Surgical Center regulations and the abortionist’s hospital privileges requirement may not be dead yet!

Great big congratulations and thank you goes out to Attorney General Josh Hawley and his staff for a victory before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals as the Court has decided that all of the 8th Circuit Court Judges will hear the appeal of District Judge Howard Sach’s decision to strike down Missouri’s abortion clinic regulations as unconstitutional!

Better yet, the Court voided the order denying the stay of the injunction of the enforcement of Missouri’s regulations, which means the regulations will remain in place and enforced while the appeal is pending!

This all comes on the heels of a brand new license issued to a Kansas City Planned Parenthood to do abortions and announcements that Planned Parenthood would soon open clinics in Columbia, Springfield and Joplin. Not so fast PP!
Despite the great news, the battle is not over yet. Keep praying!
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Missouri Right to Life Vows to Fight Judicial Activism

The Following Statement is from Steve Rupp, MRL President:

Planned Parenthood will soon begin killing more babies in their Kansas City abortion facility and has vowed to open other baby-killer clinics in Columbia, Springfield and Joplin.

The blame for this lies at the feet of activist, pro-abortion judges appointed by past administrations. Retired Federal Judge Howard Sachs was appointed to the Western District Court in Kansas City by pro-abortion President Jimmy Carter in 1979 and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 25, 1979. He achieved retirement status in 1992 and takes a limited number of cases.

Today we are reaping the consequences to past elections of pro-abortion leaders and appointments of pro-abortion judges. Judge Sachs ruled that our Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services issue new abortion clinic licenses or be held in contempt of court.

While SB 5 passed in the recent Special Session could not stop these abortion clinics from opening, the provisions of SB 5 will serve to give more oversight and regulation on any abortion clinic in Missouri. We praise Governor Greitens and President Trump for their commitment to life.

We are profoundly disappointed in the numbers of lives that will be lost in these additional abortion clinics and we vow to fight Judicial activism and protect innocent human lives by electing more and more pro-life leaders!

Pro-Life Missourians Welcome President Donald Trump to Missouri!

President Trump will be visiting Springfield, MO on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

In the 2016 election, Donald Trump defeated pro-abortion Hillary Clinton here in Missouri by almost 20 points!

Pro-life Missourians appreciate everything President Trump is doing in his fight to protect innocent human lives!

Here is just the beginning:
  1. Nomination of pro-life Neal Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  2. Reinstatement of a ban on taxpayer dollars being used for abortion abroad, known as The Mexico City Policy.
  3. Defunding the United Nations Population Fund.  This fund supported coercive abortion and population control through involuntary sterilization.
  4. Overturning Obama-era regulations preventing states from defunding Planned Parenthood.

President Trump said to Planned Parenthood “stop doing abortions and you can keep getting tax dollars.” Planned Parenthood refused.

They want to keep killing babies with our tax dollars!

Pro-Life Missourians are looking to President Trump’s Leadership to Defund Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Planned Parenthood should not be killing babies with our tax dollars in any form or program.
Thank You President Trump for fighting to protect  
women and unborn babies!

MO Senate Passes Strongest Pro-Life Legislation in Recent Years

The Following Statement is from Steve Rupp, MRL President:

Today the Missouri Senate took up and passed HCS SB 5 which not only expands regulations on abortion in multiple statutes, but also improves the tracking of baby body parts from abortion to prevent the buying and selling of these precious babies for research.

In addition, HCS SB 5 expands the powers of the Attorney General and protects our Pregnancy Resource Centers and faith communities in St. Louis and across the State of Missouri from being forced to participate in abortion.

After the sweeping pro-life election victories in November 2016, those who support abortion on demand at any stage of development used a pro-abortion judge and a few pro-abortion St. Louis Aldermen to attempt to take away common sense regulations on abortion and attack our religious communities.

Once enacted, HCS SB 5 will provide protections of religious liberty for individuals and religious communities as well as enact common sense regulations on abortion.

HCS SB 5 also ensures needed accountability from the abortion industry. Multiple violations were found during the 2015 State Senate, State House and U.S. Congressional investigations of Planned Parenthood, and now with the passage of this legislation, these situations will be rectified.

We are very grateful to the Missouri House and Senate leadership, sponsors and members for the passage of this critical pro-life bill. HCS SB 5 passed by a vote of 22-9. We are especially grateful to Governor Greitens for calling this special session and for his support of this strong pro-life legislation. We look forward to his signing the bill soon.

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Missouri Right to Life is the leading pro-life advocacy organization statewide, representing hundreds of thousands of pro-life Missourians.

HCS SB 5 Must Pass!

Time is of the essence as the Senate draws near to taking action on HCS SB 5. The vote is expected to take place Tuesday, July 25!

HCS SB 5 is one of the strongest pro-life bills to be considered by the legislature for many years! It includes:
  • Complication reports from abortions showing where women are harmed by the abortionist
  • Requirement that abortion clinic personnel not interfere with a 911 emergency call to the abortion clinic when a botched abortion or medical emergency has put a woman’s life in jeopardy
  • Annual on-site unannounced abortion clinic inspections to make sure abortion clinics are following the law
  • Accounting of “all” baby body parts from abortions to make sure that abortion clinics are not selling baby body parts for profit.
  • Whistleblower protection for employees of abortion clinics who see law after law being broken inside these abortion clinics and want to report it but are afraid of the repercussions by the abortionists
  • Ensuring that our top law enforcement officer, the Attorney General, has equal jurisdiction with a local prosecutor. This is needed when local prosecutor is pro-abortion and refuses to uphold the laws when an abortion clinic or abortionist breaks the law.
  • Protection for pregnancy resource centers and faith communities not to be forced to participate in abortion
  • Placing the term “Abortion Facilities” in the statute with ambulatory surgical centers so that the Department of Health has oversight of health and safety regulations in these abortion clinics

If the Senate does not pass the bill and instead asks to go to conference, the only thing that will come from conference is to strip life-saving legislation out of the bill.

Missouri Right to Life opposes removal or watering down the language of any of the life saving provisions in HCS SB 5.

Please call your Senator today – again. Ask them to take up and pass the HCS SB 5 on July 25 – and not to go to conference.
HCS SB 5 must pass in its current form!
Pray for our pro-life Senators as they come to Jefferson City next week to pass the HCS SB 5 to protect women, save babies, protect our Alternative to Abortion agencies and our faith communities.

Action Alert – Urge Passage of HCS SB 5!

On June 15 the Missouri House improved and passed Senate Bill 5. The House Committee Substitute for Senate Substitute for Senate Bill 5 not only expands regulations on abortion in multiple statutes, it also improves the tracking of baby body parts from abortion to help prevent the selling and buying of these precious babies for research.

In addition, the House bill language expands the powers of the Attorney General and protects our Pregnancy Resource Centers and faith communities in St. Louis and across the State of Missouri from being forced to participate in abortion.

Please call your state senator today and ask them to pass HCS SB 5.
This bill is one of the strongest bills to be considered by the legislature for many years!

Missouri House Improves Pro-Life Legislation Passed by Senate

The Following Statement is from Steve Rupp, MRL President:

On Tuesday in Special Session, the Missouri House improved and passed Senate Bill 5. The House Committee Substitute for Senate Substitute for Senate Bill 5 not only expands regulations on abortion in multiple statutes, it also improves the tracking of baby body parts from abortion to help prevent the selling and buying of these precious babies for research.

In addition, the House bill language expands the powers of the Attorney General and protects our Pregnancy Resource Centers and faith communities in St. Louis and across the State of Missouri from being forced to participate in abortion.

We are very grateful to the Missouri House leadership, sponsors and members for the passage of this much-improved pro-life bill.

The Pro-life citizens of Missouri encourage the Missouri Senate to be strong in their pro-life convictions and pass HCS SS SB 5.

Missouri Right to Life is the leading pro-life advocacy organization statewide, representing hundreds of thousands of pro-life Missourians. Solid legislation ensuring the right to life is crucial and we look to the Republican controlled super-majorities in the House and Senate to work to save these little innocent human lives and protect women.

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