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Legislative Update – April 28, 2017

Two Weeks to the End of the 2017 Legislative Session

Please Make These Calls!

Calls are needed now to your Missouri State Senators!
Ask them to pass HCS HB 174 and HCS HB 194.
These are two very important pro-life bills.
Session ends Friday, May 12 at 6:00 p.m.

Pro-life laws & religious liberty freedoms are intentionally being attacked by a pro-abortion Judge and pro-abortion officials on the St Louis City Council.

Pass HCS HB 174 or SB 41 to Stop the “Sanctuary City for Abortion Mandate”:
In HCS HB 174 and SB 41, a political subdivision of this state is preempted from enacting, adopting, or enforcing any ordinance or any other form of regulation that would interfere with, or otherwise adversely affect an alternatives-to-abortion agency or any other religious organization and their agents' operations or speech.  HCS HB 174 or SB 41 is necessary because an ordinance was passed by the Board of Aldermen in the City of St. Louis that attacks and threatens the deeply held moral and religious convictions of the people of St. Louis by seeking to make St. Louis a "sanctuary city" for abortion.    Unless HCS HB 174 or SB 41 is enacted, that St. Louis City ordinance will force churches and others to be complicit in the profound evil of abortion.        

Pass HCS HB 194 or SB 67, The Women’s Health Care Protection Act that requires:
annual on-site abortion clinic inspections;
accountability of baby body parts from abortion;
whistleblower protection;
two-parent notification prior to a minor having an abortion; and,
Stated Jurisdiction for Attorney General when dealing with Abortion Cases

Find Contact Information for Your State Senator here: 


Pro-Life Provisions in Budget Bills:
The following provisions are in the House and Senate versions of the budget. 
The budget has passed both the House and the Senate and now goes to conferences between the two bodies for final review.
The budget must be completed and passed by 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 5.

  1. Alternatives-to-Abortion Funding - (HB 10 – 11.120)
    $6,383,561.00 – For Alternatives to Abortion Program
    $75,000.00 – For Alternatives to Abortion Awareness
  2. Show-Me Healthy Babies Funding - (HB 10 – 11.560)
    $25,100,395.00 -  Health Insurance Coverage for Unborn Children, whose families are
    not eligible for Medicaid or who cannot otherwise obtain health insurance
  3. Continued Defunding of Planned Parenthood - (HB 11 – 10.714)
    No tax dollars in state budget for abortion services
  4. Women’s healthcare without offering abortion services (HB 11 – 10.714)
    $6,153,723.00 – Expanded Women’s Healthcare – No abortion services with tax dollars
  5. No Funds for Medicaid Expansion through Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) - (HB 11)
    No monies for healthcare in HB 11 can be used for abortion services as listed in 170.015
  6. Funding for Transportation of Umbilical Cords to Cord Blood Bank in St. Louis – (HB 10– 10.740)
  7. Pro-Life Protective Language in Economic Development Budget bill on research line
    item to prevent public funding of human cloning, embryonic stem cell research and
    abortion services – (HB 7)

We thank our Legislators for their work in the budget bills!
And, we Thank Governor Greitens for his support of defunding Planned Parenthood!

While several attempts to include funding for abortion services in the budget, in the House and the Senate, have been voted down there must be more…

With the funding listed above, the good work of changing hearts and minds by revealing the truth about what abortion does to women and that it takes the life of the unborn child can continue to move forward.

But, what about regulating the abortion industry and its known lack of adherence to Missouri laws, Federal laws as well as attacking our constitutional right to religious liberties?  

Our legislators must pass HCS HB 174 and HCS HB 194 to address these frontal assaults by the abortion industry!





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