Missouri Life News

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.

Missouri Governor Mike Parson Signs “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act”

Today, Governor Parson signed into law the “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act,” SS SCS HB 126. This is groundbreaking legislation that will save lives and set the standard for pro-life legislation nationwide. ​​​​​​​​​
SS SCS HB 126, the strongest pro-life bill in Missouri history, will:
  • ban abortion at detection of a heartbeat at 8 weeks, if overturned
  • ban abortion at 14 weeks, if overturned
  • ban abortion at 18 weeks
  • 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 lifts the limit on the amount of the donation
  • ban abortion when Roe v. Wade is overturned
  • ban abortion for race, gender and Down Syndrome diagnosis
The last week of session, the legislature, with bipartisan support, also passed “Simon’s Law,” SS HB 138. The bill prohibits a health care facility, nursing home, physician, nurse, or medical staff from instituting a do-not resuscitate order or similar physician’s order for any child who is not emancipated or under juvenile or family court jurisdiction without oral or written permission of at least one parent or legal guardian. Governor Parson has said he will sign it into law.
We thank the Missouri House and Senate for their commitment this session to increase protections to both born and unborn children and their parents. We thank Governor Parson for his strong commitment to pro-life legislation and leadership in helping to pass these two important pro-life bills!

Gov. Parson signs “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act” with Don Hinkle, Editor Missouri Baptist Pathway, Therese Sander, MRL Vice-President, Susan Klein, MRL Executive Director, Steve Rupp, MRL President , Sam Lee, Campaign Life

Steve Rupp, MRL President, Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman, Susan Klein, MRL Executive Director, Therese Sander, MRL Vice-President, Rep. Adam Schnelting, Rep. Nick Schroer, Sponsor of SS SCS HB 126

Missouri Legislature Passes the “Missouri Stands For the Unborn Act”

After 18 hours of negotiation and passage in the Senate Wednesday and Thursday by a vote of 24 to 10, today the Missouri House has truly agreed and finally passed SS SCS HB 126 by a vote of 110 to 44. This is groundbreaking legislation that will save lives and set the standard for pro-life legislation nation wide
Missouri Right to Life is very grateful to the Missouri House and Senate for passing the strongest pro-life bill in Missouri history.
This legislation will:
  • 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
We thank the Missouri House and Senate for their commitment this session to increase protections to unborn children and their mothers and to Governor Parson for his strong commitment to pro-life legislation.

Senator Denny Hoskins, Senator Eric Burlison, Senator Andrew Koenig, Senator Cindy O’Laughlin, Senator Bill Eigel, MRL Executive Director Susan Klein, Senator Bob Onder

Rep. Mary Elizabeth Coleman, Speaker Elijah Haahr, MRL Executive Director Susan Klein, Rep. Adam Schnelting, Rep. Nick Schroer.

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