News, Articles and Important Updates from MRL Newsletter

The Missouri Right to Life February newsletter is now available online. A few highlights:

    Ultrasounds Save Lives, Protect Women
    (Page 1)

Missouri is a state that has some of the most wonderful pro-life resources in the nation. Counted among them are over sixty pregnancy resource centers that provide multiple services to women in crisis pregnancy situations who are feeling unsure, scared, pressured, or alone. And significant among those are the ones that offer ultrasound services to these women. Article on front page of linked document below.

    Pro-Life Action Day
    (Page 4)

In the ongoing struggle to give women a real “choice,” the use of ultrasound helps ensure that mothers in crisis pregnancies make truly informed decisions. Several states have laws requiring an abortion provider to give a mother an opportunity to view an ultrasound prior to undergoing an abortion. The women of Missouri deserve the same care. Flyer on page 4 of linked document below.

    Stand Up for Life Student Action Day
    (Page 5)

At the upcoming legislative action day, on March 30th, we will also be conducting a workshop for high school students. This is an opportunity for students to learn more about the legislative process in their state capitol, put their faith into citizen action and learn about the pro-life issue.

    National Cancer Institute researcher reverses position, finally admits abortion raises breast cancer risk
    (Page 8 )

An April 2009 study by Jessica Dolle et al. of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center examining the relationship between oral contraceptives (OCs) and triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) in women under age 45 contained an admission from U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) researcher Louise Brinton and her colleagues (including Janet Daling) that abortion raises breast cancer risk by 40%. Article on page 8 of linked document below.

    Proceed Cautiously When Funding New Technologies
    Definitions can help protect life or can promote unethical practices
    David Prentice, Ph.D.
    (Page 9)

Science and technology keep bringing us exciting new discoveries. Hardly a
day goes by without a news story of the latest breakthrough, and promises of
wonderful outcomes. But when funding initiatives in science and technology, taxpayers need to pay attention to how new technologies are defined, and whether protections for all human life are incorporated.

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