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Legislative Update  -  March 1, 2013

Thank you to all who participated in Lobby Day! 
Keep Praying and Watch for Legislative Action Alerts in your Weekly Legislative Updates! 

ACTION ALERT ONE -  Priority Pro-Life Legislation:  Please call your legislators and ask them to pass SB 175 & HB 400 to ban web-cam abortions in Missouri.

SB 175 & HB 400 - Establishes the requirements for the administration and regulation of RU-486 and other abortion-inducing drugs and chemicals and would ban web-cam abortions in MO.

SB 175 is sponsored by Senator Wayne Wallingford.  Hearing Completed in the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, February 18. 

HB 400 is sponsored by Representative Jeanie Riddle and 114 other House members (a veto proof bi-partisan majority).  HB 400 has been referred to the House Health Care Policy Committee.  

ACTION ALERT TWO -Regarding Economic Development and Appropriation Funding:
We are following a multitude of economic development bills, watching for language that would put innocent human lives at risk due to open-ended life sciences research that would include human cloning and research on human embryosMany of these bills as well as appropriation bills for economic development are beginning to move.  Please call your legislators to ask that Missouri Right to Life Pro-Life Protections be placed on these bills.

Movement on Pro-life Legislation:

In the Missouri State Senate:
SB 20 (Includes SB 15):  Senator Bob Dixon (and Senator Ron Richard), Sponsors – Reinstates and extends the Pregnancy Resource Center Tax Credits – Passed the Senate, House Hearing Completed with Passage of House Committee Sub, Passed Rules Committee, Feb 25
SB 40:  Senator Scott Sifton, Sponsor - Immediate Coverage for Maternity Benefits – Second Read and Referred to Committee
SB 50:  Senator Wayne Wallingford, Sponsor - Protection for PRC Alternative to Abortion Providers to Freely Engage in Religious Practices – Hearing Completed in the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, Feb 18
SB 84:  Senator Scott Rupp, Sponsor - Protection of Conscience Rights of Medical Professionals – Hearing Completed in the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, Feb 18
SB 111: Senator Ed Emery, Sponsor – Protection for a Pharmacy Owner from being Forced to Carry any Drug or Device – Second Read and Referred to Committee
SB 126:  Senator David Sater, Sponsor – Protection for a Pharmacy Owner from being Forced to Carry any Drug or Device – Hearing Completed in the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, Feb 18
SB 175:  Senator Wayne Wallingford, Sponsor – Regulation of RU 486, Ban on Web Cam Abortions – Hearing Completed in the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, Feb 18
SB 185:  Senator David Sater, Sponsor – Criminalizes Drug Abuse During Pregnancy – Second Read and Referred to Committee
SB 318:  Senator Scott Rupp, Sponsor – Updates Abortion Statistic Reporting – Second Read and Referred to Committee
SB 393:  Senator Doug Libla, Sponsor - Requires an ultrasound to be conducted and reviewed with the pregnant woman prior to the 24-hour waiting period for an abortion - First Read
SJR 17:  Senator Brian Nieves, Sponsor – Seeks Voter Approval to Give Support for State’s Right to Refuse to Legalize or Fund Abortion if Forced to by the Federal Government.  This is One Part of a Larger Resolution that Includes Numerous Conservative Issues – First Read

In the Missouri State House:
HB 31:  Rep. Chuck Gatschenberger, Sponsor – Protection for PRC Alternative to Abortion Providers to Freely Engage in Religious Practices – Hearing Completed in the House Children and Families and Persons with Disabilities Committee, Feb 26
HB 87:  Rep. Eric Burlison, Sponsor – Reinstates and extends the Pregnancy Resource Center Tax Credits – Passed House, Second Read in Senate and Referred to Committee
HB 177:  Rep. Andrew Koenig, Sponsor – Abortion Inducing Drug Safety Act: Regulation of RU 486 – Hearing Completed in the House Health Care Policy Committee, Feb 27
HB 288:  Rep. John McCaherty, Sponsor – Reinstates and removes sunsets of the Pregnancy Resource Center Tax Credits – Hearing Completed in the House Children and Families and Persons with Disabilities Committee, Feb 5, House Committee Sub Voted Do Pass, Feb 19
HB 298:  Rep. Keith English, Sponsor - Requires an ultrasound to be conducted and reviewed with the pregnant woman prior to the 24-hour waiting period for an abortion - Hearing Completed in the House Health Care Policy Committee, Feb 27
HB 378:  Rep. Mike Kelley, Sponsor – Protection for a Pharmacy Owner from being Forced to Carry any Drug or Device – Referred to Committee
HB 386:  Rep. John McCaherty, Sponsor - Prohibits an abortion solely due to the sex of the unborn child or a genetic abnormality diagnosis – Referred to Committee, Hearing Scheduled for March 6
HB 400:  Rep. Jeanie Riddle, Sponsor – Ban on Web Cam Abortions – Referred to Committee
HB 457:  Rep. Tim Jones, Sponsor - Specifies that anyone providing medical services cannot be required to perform or participate in activities that violate his or her conscience or principles – Referred to Committee, Hearing Scheduled for March 6
HB 716:  Rep. Jeff Grisamore, Sponsor - Establishes the "Show-Me Healthy Babies Program" as a separate CHIPs program for low-income unborn children - Second Read

Senate Bills Opposed by Missouri Right to Life:
SB 262:  Senator S. Kiki Curls, Sponsor - Would prohibit a ban on web-cam abortions.  Hearing Scheduled in the Senate Small Business, Insurance and Industry Committee, March 5
SB 333:  Senator Ryan Silvey, Sponsor - Economic Development Bill that opens the door for tax credits for businesses that could do human cloning and research on human embryos.  Missouri Right to Life will request pro-life protections on this legislation.

House Bills Opposed by Missouri Right to Life:
HB 389:  Rep. Anne Zerr, Sponsor - Economic Development Bill that opens the door for tax credits for businesses that could do human cloning and research on human embryos.  Missouri Right to Life has requested pro-life protections on this legislation and we are looking at other amendments with committee members.  House Committee Sub passed, Feb 26

 

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