Missouri Life News

The Price of the Abortion “Choice”

The Aborted States of America

On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe vs. Wade, was handed down, legalizing abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. Since 1973, nearly 61 million innocent human beings in the safety and comfort of their own mothers’ wombs have been poisoned and dismembered.

The map above has 18 U.S. states highlighted. The population of these states is 60,000,000, just slightly less than the 61 million reported abortions (2017).

  •  In this country in 2017, there were over 800,000 abortions. That is nearly 2,400 abortions per day, 98 per hour, 1 every 34 seconds.
  • Planned Parenthood is estimated to have made nearly $160 million dollars, destroying the lives of 332,757 babies in 2017-2018.

Every one of those 61 million babies had a beautiful face like this.

Every one of those beautiful babies had a heartbeat, and blood flowing through their veins and their fingers. Most of those beautiful babies had brains and spinal cords totally formed.

All of those beautiful babies had a future. Abortion destroyed all that.

The members and leaders of Missouri Right to Life saw the devastation many decades ago. They vowed at that time to do something to stop this violation of these innocent unborn babies. It is a mission and a cause that we recommit ourselves to every day.

Just like the many hundreds of Missouri Right to Life members and other pro-lifers who will be marching in Washington D.C. this Friday at the March for Life, we recommit ourselves to the difficult tasks, the long legislative hearings, the long days, the strenuous journeys, the inclement weather, the many hours down on our knees, the hours on the sidewalks, the use of our own funds to support pregnant women in need of help.

In humility, we will boldly continue to do everything we can to save the lives of innocent children. We will educate. We will advocate. We will humbly continue to help confused mothers and fathers avoid the physical, emotional and spiritual consequences of taking the life of their own child. We will continue to elect pro-life legislators and we will pass pro-life laws until abortion is unthinkable again.

We are all called to defend those who can’t defend themselves.

Join us in the fight today.

Missouri Abortion Numbers Drop!

For Immediate Release:
January 16, 2020
For Information:



Missouri Abortion Numbers Drop Drastically in 2019
Due to New Legislative Safety Measures
The overwhelmingly pro-life Missouri legislature over the years and specifically the last three years, has worked tirelessly to protect unborn children and vulnerable women from the dangers of abortion.
The recent reduction in abortion numbers for 2019 is a direct result of these legislative efforts, specifically SB 5 passed in 2017. The initial numbers for 2019 abortions (Jan 1 – Nov 15) are 1,354 — a 54 % reduction from the 2018 figure of 2,910. SB 5 expanded regulations on abortion in multiple statutes. These common sense health and safety regulations are protecting women and causing abortion to drop.
The following elements of SB 5 have been key in reducing the abortion numbers:
  • Abortion facilities must now have emergency plans on file with the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) at all times.
  • Complication reports from chemical abortion must be filed with DHSS.
  • Annual, unannounced on-site inspection of abortion facilities must be done by DHSS.
In addition to these protective regulations, Senate Bill 5 also expands the ability of the Department of Health and Senior Services to enact new regulations when the abortion industry is breaking the law and putting women at risk.
What would cause these new protective laws and regulations to so severely reduce the numbers of abortions? We can only attribute this to increased safety regulations in the clinics and refusal to do difficult or risky abortion procedures here in Missouri.

Pro-Life Laws Before the Courts

For Immediate Release:
December 10, 2019
For Information:


The following statement is from Steve Rupp, President of Missouri Right to Life:

Today, the Missouri Supreme Court heard a challenge to the Missouri Legislature’s denial of state funds going to Planned Parenthood. Solicitor General John Sauer of the Attorney General’s office presented the case in defense of the State of Missouri’s right to defund Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood continues to seek any way possible to access our tax dollars to fund their abortion business and pro-life leaders are working to prevent funding abortion with public monies.

While the Missouri Supreme Court is in the process of deciding whether legislators have the right to prevent our tax dollars from going to the abortion industry, the U.S. Supreme Court decided on another pro-life bill.

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to let stand a lower court’s decision on Kentucky’s “Display and Describe” law that requires an abortionist to show a mother the ultrasound and describe her unborn child to her prior to the abortion. This court decision sets the standard allowing other states to pass similar legislation.

Earlier this year, judges from the 6th Circuit ruled that the information gleaned from an ultrasound was “pertinent” to a woman’s decision-making. “The information conveyed by the ultrasound image, its description, and the audible beating fetal heart gives a patient greater knowledge of the unborn life inside her,” wrote Judge John Bush, a President Donald Trump appointee to the 6th Circuit. “This also inherently provides the patient with more knowledge about the effect of an abortion procedure: it shows her what, or whom, she is consenting to terminate.”

Missouri has passed informed consent legislation that includes the opportunity for a woman to view an ultrasound prior to an abortion. We encourage our Missouri pro-life legislators to advance legislation to increase protections through a required ultrasound for expectant mothers prior to an abortion.

Pray for our elected officials, statewide leaders and judges as they work through the law to protect women and unborn children.

Pro-lifers Stand United in Fight for Innocent Lives

Missouri Right to Life

Press Release

For Immediate Release:
November 13, 2019


The following statement can be attributed to Susan Klein, Executive Director:

While some organizations spend their time writing hit pieces with lies and false innuendos to try to create contention and controversy amongst pro-lifers, Missouri Right to Life, National Right to Life and other pro-life organizations will stay focused on the battle to protect women and save babies. It is a shame that “Church Militant” published false information when Missouri Right to Life is working to protect women and save babies.

Following are a few real battles we are fighting:

First, is the atrocity of the St. Louis Planned Parenthood continuing to break Missouri laws and operate without a license. The Missouri Department of Health has uncovered their substandard medical care which has resulted in multiple emergency ambulance calls where women were rushed to a hospital. Pray for our Attorney General and his staff of lawyers as they work to present the truths to the courts.

Second, the opponents of HB 126 are delaying enforcement of this critical bill that will ban abortion when there is a heartbeat or when the baby can feel excruciating pain during an abortion. They have also challenged a ban on abortion of babies based on race, sex or a Down Syndrome diagnosis. The Court is clearly biased for the pro-abortion agenda and denies all medical fact. Pray for our Attorney General and his staff of lawyers as they work to present the truths about babies’ heartbeats, pain capability and the value of life of these special needs babies.

Today, in Washington the pro-abortion Democrats continue their attack of President Trump and our pro-life laws.

First, the sham investigation of President Trump comes to the full floor of the House under pro-abortion Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. Make no mistake, this attack on President Trump is based solely on trying to undermine his campaign for the 2020 election. President Trump has worked on many levels to put in place pro-life protections for women and babies. He has defunded Planned Parenthood from receiving our federal tax dollars. In addition, he has appointed many pro-life judges on the federal courts and two U.S. Supreme Court Justices who will adhere to the original intent of the U.S. Constitution. Pray for President Trump, his family and his Attorneys as they fight to stand for America against pro-abortion leadership of the U.S. Congress.

Second, under the leadership of pro-abortion Pelosi, the U.S. Congress will pass out of committee today H.J. Res. 79, a measure that purports to erase the seven year ratification deadline that Congress included in the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) resolution submitted in 1972. NARAL Pro-Choice America and National Right to Life both say that the ERA will likely be employed to invalidate laws that are protecting unborn children. Pray for our pro-life Congressmen and women as they stand against the pro-abortion leadership of the U.S. Congress.

Missouri Right to Life will continue our work with pro-life leaders as we stay focused on the battles at hand. This is a historic time in Missouri. Abortion numbers are dropping and one lone abortion clinic is teetering. We are doing a good work together and we will not be distracted by deceptive reporting.

Link: National Right to Life Says Effort to Revive 1972 E.R.A. Driven by Pro-abortion Agenda, but is Unconstitutional

Planned Parenthood Breaks Law, Blames State


For Immediate Release:
October 31, 2019

For Information:
Statewide: 573-635-5110


The following statement is from Susan Klein, Executive Director of Missouri Right to Life:

The Administrative Hearing Commission wrapped up its hearings today regarding the licensing of the St. Louis Planned Parenthood. The spectacle created by those who support abortion is shameful.

Planned Parenthood has lost their license due to their incompetence, and for no other reason. The blame for the deficiencies and infractions at the Planned Parenthood abortion site in St. Louis can be laid specifically and only on those who operate that abortion facility. Women’s lives were put at risk and the law was broken at the St. Louis Planned Parenthood. No one and no healthcare facility is above the law.

Annual inspections and unannounced inspections, pursuant to legislation enacted in 2017, raised concerns that have led our Governor, State Leaders and the Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to question some of the healthcare services given to four women at the St Louis Planned Parenthood. The deviations from standard care found by the DHSS can cause hemorrhage, infection or even septic shock which leads to:

  • Respiratory failure
  • Cardiac failure
  • Liver and Kidney failure
  • Gangrene where body tissues die due to loss of blood
  • Total hysterectomy

The question to which the DHSS seeks an answer is: If poor medical care, outside of the law, was happening with four women, could it happen to others?

Over the years, multiple emergency vehicles at the site and a lack of reporting of these events have caused grave concerns about the safety of women’s healthcare at the St Louis Planned Parenthood.
The inspection forms used by the DHSS to gather information are the same forms used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and even used by the abortion industry and the Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood. No personal names or information is ever reported in these forms.

Dr. Randall Williams, Director of the Missouri DHSS, is an OBGYN with over 30 years of training in healthcare for pregnant women and has nothing in mind but the best interest for quality healthcare for women as he makes decisions on healthcare facility operations. Missouri is lucky to have such a well-educated medical doctor as our Director of the Missouri Department of Health.

Hundreds of federally funded and state health centers in our state offer women and their families, high-quality care for all healthcare needs, unlike Planned Parenthood that commits abortions and breaks Missouri’s laws.

Thank you to Governor Parson, Director Williams and our pro-life State House and Senate members for watching out for women and unborn babies in the State of Missouri. We are proud of your work!



Make no mistake, we are winning the war to protect innocent human life. The Illinois Mega abortion clinic, recently reported in the news (see links below), is simply a reaction to our numerous victories.

But many lives will be lost there. We are resolved to continue our pro-life work to protect vulnerable Missouri women from the abortion industry that celebrates the killing of innocent babies.

We are grateful for Attorney General Schmitt for his appeal of the recent discriminatory ruling by Judge Sachs that removes protections for young Missouri citizens diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

Please pray for Attorney General Schmitt and his legal team as he prepares to defend Missouri’s law protecting disabled children from annihilation through abortion. Please pray also for all pro-life efforts as we continue to protect the most vulnerable among us, the unborn, the disabled and the elderly.


In the news: Planned Parenthood Secretly Builds New Illinois Abortion Mill Across the River from Troubled St. Louis Facility

Link 1, Link 2, Link 3 – Missouri may well become the first state without an active abortion business in just a matter of weeks. Other states should consider the successful Missouri model and work similar plans to become abortion-free states.

Judge Rules to Continue the Killing of Unborn Babies With A Heartbeat

Missouri Right to Life
Press Release

For Immediate Release
August 27, 2019

For More Information:

Federal Judge Sachs Rules to Continue the Killing of Unborn Babies With A Heartbeat

The following statement may be attributed to Steve Rupp, President of Missouri Right to Life:

Today, Judge Howard Sachs issued a preliminary injunction enjoining a portion of Missouri’s strong pro-life legislation, HB 126, from going into effect. Long retired, Judge Sachs has a history of ruling for abortion. Given that history, Missouri Right to Life is disappointed but not surprised by this ruling.

The portion of HB 126 found so egregious by Judge Sachs is that our pro-life legislators would try to save babies with a heartbeat and that can feel excruciating pain during an abortion. Today Judge Sachs gave the abortion industry an open door to continue killing these babies with a beating heart.

Provisions of the law that will go into effect tomorrow are:

  • An increase in tax credit to 70% of the donation and removes the state limit on tax-credits.
  • A required increase in the malpractice insurance for those performing or inducing abortion, bringing it in line with medical standards.
  • A requirement that abortion or family planning facilities, referring a woman to an out-of-state abortion facility, give that woman Missouri’s printed informed consent information.
  • The ban on abortion when Roe v. Wade is overturned.

These provisions were never challenged by the ACLU and Planned Parenthood and therefore never came before Judge Sachs for a ruling.

Also going into effect tomorrow is the ban on abortion for reasons of race, sex and a Down Syndrome diagnosis. While this was challenged by the ACLU and Planned Parenthood, Judge Sachs limited this ban to viable babies.

Missouri Right to Life stands with the overwhelmingly pro-life legislature and our statewide, pro-life officials. Approximately 115 of 163 house members and 24 of 34 Senators are pro-life. 5 of 6 statewide offices are held by pro-life officials. The people of Missouri, through the election process have made their opinions on the sanctity of life very clear. The liberal courts stand in direct opposition to the will of the people of Missouri.

Governor Parson has made it clear that Missourians believe in the humanity of unborn children and that “Missouri Stands For the Unborn.” We call upon our Attorney General to appeal this egregious decision.

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