Tuesday, March 14, the pro-life community will descend on the Missouri State Capitol for the annual Missouri Right to Life “Show Me Life” Lobby and Action Day. The public is invited to attend and visit their state legislator, hear special speakers and pray. The event is not confrontational but rather conversational, as people from across the state visit with their local representatives.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. with a Noon rally. This year’s rally features Reagan Barklage, Students for Life, and Melissa Ohden,. Abortion Survivors Network. Ohden survived a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977 and was ultimately delivered. In 2012, she founded The Abortion Survivors Network which seeks to educate the public about failed abortions and survivors while providing emotional, mental, and spiritual support to abortion survivors.
This year there are three areas deemed priority legislation that will be discussed by leaders of the pro-life movement with legislators:
- Tighten abortion clinic inspection statute to require at least one annual on-site inspection of abortion facilities and require an accounting report for the disposition of all tissue from aborted babies.
- “Whistleblower” protection for abortion clinic employees.
- Continue to redirect federal funding of family-planning dollars to federally qualified health centers and state rural health agencies for expanded health care for women.
In addition to many adults, Christian schools across the state use the day as a civic lesson in involvement for their students sending many on buses with teachers.
Public transportation is available from many areas of the state.
Contact Missouri Right to Life, 573.635.5110, or visit www.missourilife.org for further information.