Missouri Life News

Pro-lifers Stand United in Fight for Innocent Lives

Missouri Right to Life

Press Release

For Immediate Release:
November 13, 2019

MISSOURI RIGHT TO LIFE, NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE AND PRO-LIFE PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY STAND UNITED AGAINST PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND THE EVILS OF ABORTION

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.

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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

MISSOURI RIGHT TO LIFE
PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:
October 31, 2019

For Information:
Statewide: 573-635-5110

PLANNED PARENTHOOD BREAKS MISSOURI LAWS,
SEEKS TO BLAME THE STATE FOR THEIR FAILURES

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!

 

STAY THE COURSE, WE ARE SAVING LIVES!

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.

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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:
573-635-5110

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.

State of Missouri Declines to Renew the License of the St. Louis Planned Parenthood Facility

Missouri Right to Life
Press Release

For Immediate Release                                                                                   For Information:
June 21, 2019                                                                                                   573-635-5110

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

Today, the state of Missouri declined to reissue the license for the St. Louis Planned Parenthood. This action was due to a number of infractions and violations discovered in inspections done pursuant to legislation passed in 2017.

Missouri Right to Life is relieved and grateful that Governor Parson’s administration, especially Dr. Randall Williams, Director of the Department of Health and other statewide officials are doing all they can to protect the health and safety of Missouri women from an abortion clinic with multiple health violations.

Dr Randall Williams is an Ob-Gyn with over 30 years of training in healthcare for pregnant women and is dedicated to providing the best quality healthcare to women. The actions of the Missouri Department of Health on the relicensing of the clinic is for this reason alone.

In addition to the deficiency reports, which Judge Michael Stelzer moved to seal from the public eye, no doubt due to the incriminating nature of those reports, over 70 emergency vehicles at the St Louis Planned Parenthood have been documented by the St. Louis Fire Department.

The necessary actions taken today by the Missouri Department of Health are caused by Planned Parenthood alone and results from their inability to give quality healthcare to the women that seek their services. They have refused to discuss those deficiencies with the Department of Health and one can only surmise that those deficiencies have not been resolved.

While the clinic will remain open and operational until the court-ordered temporary restraining order is withdrawn or ended by the court, Missouri Right to Life hopes that the court will do the correct thing and recognize the state’s right to protect its citizens from unsafe conditions in what has been called the most dangerous abortion clinic in the country.

Liberal Court Rules Against Protecting Women’s Health and Safety

MISSOURI RIGHT TO LIFE   
PRESS RELEASE

Liberal Court Rules Against Protecting Women’s Health and Safety

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

Missouri Right to Life is saddened but not surprised with the recent injunction issued by the liberal/activist courts. Over the last 46 years, we and pro-life Missourians have worked in the legislative arena to enact laws that protect unborn babies and their mothers.

Annual inspections and unannounced inspections, pursuant to legislation enacted in 2017, raised concerns that have led our state leaders and the Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services to question some of the healthcare services given or not given to women at the St Louis Planned Parenthood. Multiple emergency vehicles at the site on several occasions and a lack of reporting of these events have brought to light grave concerns about the safety of women’s healthcare at the St Louis Planned Parenthood.

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. No one and no healthcare facility is above the law.

Dr Randall Williams, Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, 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.

While abortion supporters continue to scramble to play the victim and blame others for their deficiencies, Missouri state leaders are standing firm and fighting for the protection of women and their babies, both born and unborn.

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 whose model is committing abortions.

Thank you to Governor Mike Parson, Director Randall Williams, and all those current and past pro-life legislators who have fought over the years for the right to life of the babies as well as for the health and safety of their moms!

Continue to pray for our state leaders as this battle continues!

Missouri Leaders Stand Firm in Protecting Women’s Health and Babies, Born and Unborn

MISSOURI RIGHT TO LIFE PRESS RELEASE

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

Missouri Right to Life awaits the decision of our state and the courts in the questions that are before them in regard to protecting unborn babies and their mothers in our state.

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are fighting to take away these protections. Missouri Right to Life and Missouri statewide leaders are fighting to preserve the right to life of unborn children and to protect the health and well-being of Missouri women.

As the Governor pointed out at his press conference today, no one is above the law and certainly not when the health of Missouri women is threatened.

We look forward to unborn babies and their mothers being sheltered by the provisions of the recently passed and signed SS SCS HB 126, which include:

• ban abortion at detection of a heartbeat at 8 weeks, if overturned,
• ban abortion at 14 weeks, if overturned,
• ban abortion at 18 weeks.
• ban abortion when the baby can feel pain
• require 2nd custodial parent notification.
• require Missouri informed consent requirements for out-of-state abortion referrals.
• increase required malpractice insurance to 3 million dollars.
• increase to 70% of the donation, tax credits for donations to Pregnancy Resource Centers and lift the limit on
the amount of the donation
• ban abortion in Missouri when Roe v. Wade is overturned.
• ban abortion for race, gender, and Down Syndrome diagnosis.

At the signing of SS SCS HB 126, Governor Parson stated Missourians are “sending a strong signal to the nation that, in Missouri, we stand for life, protect women’s health, and advocate for the unborn…. All life has value and is worth protecting.”

Missouri Right to Life and pro-life Missourians are grateful to Governor Mike Parson and to the women and men of the Missouri Legislature who have fought so hard to protect our unborn babies and their mothers.

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