An enthusiastic, grateful and hopeful crowd of over 500 people gathered in the capitol rotunda on March 14th for a celebration of life rally. Missouri Right to Life’s “Show Me Life” action day was a rousing success! After spending time visiting and encouraging their legislators to pass pro-life legislation, pro-life citizens from across the state …Continue reading "Statewide Office Holders Energize Crowd at Missouri Right to Life’s “Show Me Life” Pro-Life Action Day"
By Pam Fichter, President, Missouri Right to Life Today, Representative Kathy Swan, of Cape Girardeau filed HB 1478, “The Women’s Health Care Protection Act,” Missouri Right to Life’s priority legislation for the 2014 legislative session. HB 1478 has 107 sponsor/cosponsors and is a strong bi-partisan pro-life legislation that will protect women and save babies. …Continue reading "Missouri Right to Life strongly supports HB 1478 giving more oversight and accountability for abortion clinic inspections"
HB 400 Will Become Law! Missouri Right to Life applauds Governor Jay Nixon for not vetoing HB 400! During the 2013 Legislative Session, the Missouri Senate and House took up and passed a ban on web-cam abortions. As he did on the 2010 & 2011 pro-life legislation, the Governor has allowed this important legislation to …Continue reading "Victory for Babies and Protection for Women!"
During the 2013 Legislative Session, the Missouri Senate and House took up and passed a ban on web-cam abortions. As he did on the 2010 & 2011 pro-life legislation, the Governor has allowed this important legislation to become law. Per the Missouri Constitution, Governor Nixon’s decision to neither veto nor sign HB 400 is a …Continue reading "Victories for Babies and Protection for Their Mother’s! Missouri’s HB 400 Will Become Law!"
Missouri Right to Life applauds those in the Missouri legislature who voted for HB 400. The original bill passed the House with a bipartisan veto-proof majority of 115 to 39. The amended bill passed the Senate with a veto-proof majority of 23 to 7. Amendments to the bill require that the House vote to confirm …Continue reading "Missouri Senate Passes Ban on Web-cam Abortions; MRL Calls on House to Finally Pass and Send HB 400 to the Governor"
Editor’s note. This was provided by Missouri Right to Life. Missouri Right to Life applauds the Missouri Supreme Court decision upholding a Cole County Circuit Court decision which struck down the 2011 MOSIRA (Missouri Science Innovation and Reinvestment Act) legislation that created an incentive fund for science and technology-based businesses. Missouri Right to Life, Missouri …Continue reading "Missouri Supreme Court Strikes Down MOSIRA"
Following a third reading, the Missouri House today finally passed HB 1357 which would bar local governments from regulating the speech and advertising of centers that offer counsel to women on alternatives to abortion. “Abortion advocates have tried to convince the public that Pregnancy Resource Centers are distributing ‘medically inaccurate’ information,” said Pam Fichter, President …Continue reading "Missouri House Passes Bill to Protect Free Speech of Pregnancy Resource Centers, bill now moves on to Senate"
Editor’s note. Pam Fichter, President of Missouri Right to Life, issued the following statement: We applaud the Missouri House of Representatives for passing HB 1274. This bill offers protection for women seeking abortion by ensuring that complete information about the dangers of RU486 and similar drugs are given to them and by requiring that they …Continue reading "Missouri House Passes Pro-Life Bill Protecting Women Seeking Abortion"
Harold Volkmer, former Missouri State legislator and U.S. Congressman died on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Representative Volkmer was a gifted pro-life leader both in the state legislature and the U.S. Congress. “Missouri Right to Life mourns the death of former Rep. Harold Volkmer of Hannibal,” said Pam Fichter, President of Missouri Right to Life. “Rep. …Continue reading "Missouri Right to Life Mourns the Death of U.S. Congressman Harold Volkmer"