Missouri Life News

Health and Safety Violations Continue at Columbia Planned Parenthood

As the court prepares to hear Planned Parenthood’s appeal Monday to stop common sense health and safety standards from going into effect, a Missouri Health Department inspection reveals clear health and safety violations in Columbia.

Missouri Right to life worked to put in place these unannounced abortion clinic inspections to show the unsanitary conditions inside abortion clinics. They are a danger to women who enter these abortion clinics. Unannounced abortion clinic inspections were passed by the legislature in 2017 in SB 5.

Thank you, Director Randall Williams and Attorney General Josh Hawley, for watching out for the health and safety of women and thanks to all Missouri Legislators who voted for SB 5 in the 2017 special session!

Please pray for the court hearing on Monday morning at 9:00 am.

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Missouri Abortion Numbers Continue to Decline

Great Job, Pro-Life Missourians! 
Together we are Saving Lives!

The Missouri Department of Health and Human Services has just released the latest abortion statistics for 2017. The decline in the number of abortions continues at a steady rate.

The decline is due to all pro-life activists working together to pass pro-life laws, offer alternatives to abortion, education on fetal development and other facts of life, prayerful witness outside clinics and much more.

In 2016, the number of abortions was 7,275. In 2017, there were 6,790 abortions in Missouri. This is a 6.65% decline from 2016.

In 1980, the year the highest number of abortions were reported, there were 21,671 abortions in Missouri. The 2017 abortion number of 6,790 is a decline of 14,881 abortions, or almost 69%.

Thousands of babies have been saved year after year since 1980!

Pro-life work, on all fronts, continues to save lives and will someday restore the sanctity of human life for all our citizens.

Keep up the great work, pro-life Missouri! We are winning this fight, but it is far from over. Please help us save more lives!

FDA Acquiring Aborted Human Baby Parts to Make Mice-Human Immune Systems

It has been reported that the Food and Drug Administration recently signed a contract to purchase the body parts of aborted children. We cannot let this stand.

The FDA is encouraging the dismemberment of innocent, living human beings to provide them with a flow of baby body parts for experimentation. And they are using YOUR tax dollars to buy those body parts. See the links below for more details.

This is heinous and barbaric at every level. Is it not enough that the most innocent among us are being killed by the most violent means imaginable? But then these poor children are dissected to obtain their brains for purchase by the Food and Drug Administration.

We must contact our local legislators, state legislators, federal legislators and the President of the United States.

As Americans and children of God we have a moral obligation to stop this madness. Please call your legislators TODAY!

  • Call U.S. Senators and U.S. House Members at the U.S. Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121
  • Call President Trump at 202-456-1414
  • Call Governor Parsons: 573-751-3222
  • Click here to contact your state legislators
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Court has Common Sense Ruling on Common Sense Health and Safety Regulations Regarding Abortion Inducing Drugs

The Following Statement is from Steve Rupp, MRL President:

Missouri Right to Life worked aggressively during the regular and special session to enact SB 5 to protect women and reduce the numbers of abortion. We are very pleased with the court’s decision that these common sense regulations will stay in effect and do not create an unconstitutional burden on women.

In the July 2017 Special Legislative Session the Missouri Legislature passed SB 5, which included in its language the requirement for a complication plan to be filed with the Department of Health and Senior Services before medication abortions can be performed in an abortion clinic. This is common sense health and safety legislation to ensure that a woman has a contact person that she can go to when there are complications from her abortion.

Late Monday, U.S. District Judge Beth Phillips denied Planned Parenthood’s motion of a preliminary injunction in its lawsuit against SB 5, (and particularly section 188.021) and regulations (19 CSR 30-30.050 through 19 CSR 30-30.070,) and particularly “19 CSR 30-30.061.”

Use of the abortion pill, RU 486 isn’t safe or easy. Heavy bleeding, nausea, vomiting, and painful uterine contractions are common features of a process TIME magazine calls “painful, messy, and protracted.”About 2% hemorrhage and more than 1 in a 100 require hospitalization. An Iowa woman took RU486 and lost nearly 3/4 of her blood and likely would have died without emergency surgery.

In Missouri, in 2016 (the most recent statistics available) 2,931 medical abortions were performed. On average, use of medical abortion in Missouri would have resulted in over 58 women suffering from hemorrhage and more than 29 women needing hospital admittance.

In addition, for 4-5% of women, the pills don’t work, making them return for surgical abortions. With statistics like these, it is easy to see why the Missouri legislature felt the need to protect Missouri women with the required complication reports.

For sources on these statistics go to: https://www.nrlc.org/abortion/ru486/

Abortion takes the life of a child and changes the woman’s life forever. The failure of abortion providers to be able to provide post-abortion care after such a serious invasive procedure is a clear sign that they are out of touch with the health and safety needs of women who walk into these abortion clinics.

We thank the legislators who voted to support the common sense health and safety requirements of SB 5 and for our pro-life Attorney General Josh Hawley and his staff who have defended these common sense health and safety requirements.

Missouri Legislators End 2018 Session with a Mixed Review While President Trump Announces Action to Prevent Tax Dollars from Going to Abortion Providers

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

Pro-life Missourians are questioning the lack of action by the Republican majority to end abortion after 5 months gestation when babies feel pain during the abortion.  Pro-life people of faith and values worked and helped these legislators win their seats.  We expect more!

We thank the House and Senate for the pro-life language in the budget to prevent our tax dollars from being used for abortion and for the many great programs that were funded in the appropriations bills like alternatives to abortion, show-me healthy babies and a new pilot program to help pregnant and post-partum moms get over drug addictions. We also thank the House and Senate for extending and increasing tax credits for those who donate to Pregnancy Resource Centers and Maternity Homes.

While we send money to great programs, we must also work to end the atrocities in abortion clinics where they are killing tiny babies in horrendous ways. These atrocities are occurring inside abortion clinics right in our own local communities as we shop, dine and go through our daily activities.

Missouri Right to Life continues to work with pro-life legislators and elected officials to find ways to protect women and babies.

Governor Greitens has been very active in his support of pro-life legislation. Attorney General Hawley has been active in fighting the abortion industry in their frivolous lawsuits against common sense pro-life laws. And, President Trump has announced that he will re-enact a Reagan Rule to prevent those who provide abortions or who are connected in any way to the abortion facility from receiving our federal tax dollars. We are in an active battle with those who kill babies for profit!

We are all working together to protect women and save babies from the deceptions of the abortion industry. Pray for our elected officials and Missouri Right to Life as we work together.


This is the LAST WEEK for the Missouri State Senate to pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HB 1266) and other pro-life legislation.

1. Call the President of the Senate, Ron Richard (573-751-2173)

2. Call Majority Floor Leader, Mike Kehoe (573-751-2076)

NOTE: These two Senators decide what bills will come to the floor for a vote.

4. Ask these Senators to put on the calendar and pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – Ban Abortion at 5 Months of Pregnancy – 16 other states have already done this!

Legislative Update and Pro-Life Action Alert!

Thanks to your calls and prayers, House Bill 1266, the Pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act was passed out of the Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee last week.
But there’s still more work to do on this and other pro-life bills!

  1. Call your Senator: http://www.senate.mo.gov/2018-senator-listing-2/
  2. Call the President of the Senate, Ron Richard (573-751-2173)
  3. Call Majority Floor Leader, Mike Kehoe (573-751-2076)


  1. Ask these Senators to pass Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act – Ban Abortion at 5 Months of Pregnancy – 16 other states have already done this! (HB 1266)
  2. Ask these Senators to pass PRC Tax Credits (HB 1288)
  3. Ask these Senators to pass Two Custodial Parent Notification Prior to a Minor Child Getting an Abortion (HB 1383)


Call them each week for the next 4 weeks. They are your pro-life Senators that you sent to Jefferson City. Ask them if they have passed these bills yet.
Click here for the full update and information on all the bills we are supporting or opposing.

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