Missouri Right to Life applauds Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft for fighting for truthful and honest ballot summary language outlining the dangerous, unregulated and unrestricted consequences these pro-abortion Initiative Petitions (IPs) would have so Missouri voters will have the accurate information they need should the issue be presented for voters to decide on the November …Continue reading "Missouri Right to Life applauds Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft for fighting for truthful and honest ballot summary language"
By Missouri Right to Life Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has filed an appeal to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, arguing “The circuit court erred in concluding that the Secretary of State’s summary statements were unfair and insufficient, in determining the measures’ central features, and in writing entirely new summary-statement language instead of …Continue reading "Missouri Secretary of State Ashcroft Appeals, Argues Circuit Court Erred in Concluding Ballot Summary Statements were “Unfair” and “Insufficient”"
By Missouri Right to Life On Monday, Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem struck down Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s truthful ballot language for 6 pro-abortion initiative petitions that were filed in March (Fitz-James vs. Ashcroft, Case No. 23AC-CC03167 et. al.). Judge Beetem’s order included new rewritten ballot language declaring that Secretary Ashcroft’s language was …Continue reading "Judge Beetem sides with pro-abortion ACLU, strikes down Ashcroft’s truthful ballot language"
On September 1, Missouri Right to Life (“MRTL”) filed a friend-of-the-court brief showing why an initiative to put an abortion right in the state constitution would establish a regime of unrestricted abortion on demand throughout pregnancy until the moment of birth. The brief was filed in a case challenging the Secretary of State’s Summary Statement …Continue reading "Missouri Right to Life files brief showing why initiatives to put abortion in the state constitution would protect abortion on demand throughout pregnancy until the moment of birth"
PLEASE MAKE COMMENTS WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE’S OFFICE AGAIN TIME IS LIMITED! Your Voice Is Needed to Defend Life: A public comment period is open through the Office of Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft for each of these 6 pro-abortion Initiative Petitions (IPs) that have been filled by pro-abortion forces to enshrine a right …Continue reading "Pro-abortion forces have filed 6 more pro-abortion initiative petitions to enshrine a right to abortion in our Missouri Constitution"
By Dave Andrusko And so it began today, a hearing that is expected to last for five days. As NRL News Today has reported, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services officially declined to renew the license of the Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, “saying the clinic had failed to address a …Continue reading "Five day hearing begins, fate of Missouri’s last abortion clinic to be decided"
By Dave Andrusko On Wednesday NRL News Today discussed a surprise editorial in the very pro-abortion Kansas City Star which ever so gently wondered aloud whether it was okay to abort a child for eugenic reasons. The newspaper was prodded to attention by Judge Howard Sachs’ August 28 decision which, while invalidating a ban on …Continue reading "Digging deeper into Judge Sachs’ decision on Missouri’s HB 126 shows additional good news"
By Calvin Freiburger Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at LifeSiteNews and is reposted with permission. The secular advocacy group Satanic Temple filed a lawsuit against the state of Missouri in hopes of overturning its requirement that women be given critical information before going through with aborting their children. Missouri law …Continue reading "Satanic Temple sues Missouri over informed-consent requirement on when life begins"
By Dave Andrusko It’s like déjà vu all over again. The headline to the Associated Press story which ran in the Washington Post today is “The Latest: Missouri abortions continue, advocates celebrate.” Since the state Department of Health and Senior Services [DHSS] had denied Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri’s license …Continue reading "Missouri’s lone abortion clinic allowed to continue abortions but underlying safety concerns yet to be addressed"
By Dave Andrusko You have to understand the background before you can properly appreciate St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer’s ruling this morning to extend a preliminary injunction he’d previously issued which allows a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis to continue performing abortions up through Friday. Was the judge saying that the state health …Continue reading "Judge kicks Planned Parenthood lawsuit out of court; tells them to take their complaint to state Administrative Hearing Commission"
By Dave Andrusko As you would imagine, Planned Parenthood portrayed itself as a martyr. But the simple fact is “Today the state of Missouri declined to reissue the license for the St. Louis Planned Parenthood,” said Susan Klein, executive director of Missouri Right to Life. “This action was due to a number of infractions and …Continue reading "Judge’s injunction allows last Missouri abortion clinic to continue performing abortions"
By Nancy Valko I feel so fortunate to be living in a pro-life state like Missouri! This past month, the Missouri legislature passed both Simon’s Law and the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act.” SIMON’S LAW When baby Simon Crosier was born with Trisomy 18 and a heart defect in 2010, his parents and brothers …Continue reading "Missouri Legislature Passes both “Simon’s Law” and the “Missouri Stands for the Unborn Act”"