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New Missouri House speaker prioritizes education, adoption

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Newly elected Missouri House Speaker Rob Vescovo, a Republican from Arnold, made education a top priority in his address to members on Wednesday. “As a student who struggled, I believe I do ...

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Missouri Right to Life-Western Region working towards a ‘new day’

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According to the song “It’s a new dawn,” Michael Bublé is feeling good. He croons, “It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me.” I’m very happy ...

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Christmas ‘wish list’ for area adoption, foster and pro-life ministries

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Each year Metro Voice highlights area ministries and their Christmas “Wish List.” It’s an opportunity for the community to give back to specific needs or causes that these organizations need assistance with. ...

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Ministries overcome COVID to serve adoption, foster kids and women

As COVID spread this year, adoption, foster care and pro-life counseling ministries met the crisis with faith and changes to their day-to-day operations. “The pandemic has definitely made a challenging work even ...

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U.S. Supreme Court hears case that may have significant impact on religious liberty

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Although it was largely overshadowed by the election, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a case regarding a Catholic foster care agency that refuses to compromise its religious ...

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Show-Me Christian Youth Home is that place

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Show-Me…There is a Place… In a single, unexpected instance a family can be thrown into a crisis: a car crash that kills both parents, an 80-year old grandma raising her grandchildren suffers ...

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Christian Family Services: Continuing to Serve in 2020

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2020 has brought many changes to all of our lives, but one thing remains the same. Christian Family Services (CFS) exists to be the hands and feet of Jesus in service to ...

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Chris Tomlin teams with country stars for newest album

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It’s easy to make judgments about public figures, according to Chris Tomlin, the award-winning Christian artist. Tomlin said this proved to be true in the process of writing and recording his latest ...

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Pandemic closures and abuse take toll on children

Child abuse prevention advocates are concerned that the longer businesses, schools, and communities are shut down or limited, more children will become victims of violence and neglect. Hotlines are busy taking calls. ...

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U.S. Supreme Court says it will hear same-sex adoption case

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a case that could determine if, because of their religious beliefs, faith-based adoption agencies can decline to place children in same-sex homes. The ...

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U.S. Supreme Court to hear case involving adoptions to same-sex couples

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The U.S. Supreme Court this week agreed to hear a case that could determine if faith-based adoption agencies can decline to place children in same-sex homes because of the agency’s religious beliefs. ...

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Pro-life message in Hallmark movie hits home for actress Kristin Chenoweth

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Hallmark Channel movies can do more that just promote the Christmas spirit. “A Christmas Love Story,” in which someone meets their birth mother for the first time, also conveys a subtle pro-life ...

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Jamie Grace: If every church fostered 1 child ‘there’d be no more waiting children’

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Christian singer Jamie Grace stars in the new PureFlix TV series “The Beverlys,” and while the inspirational show aims to impact young people, the singer hopes it will also encourage families to ...

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2019 Christmas wish list for local groups serving women, babies and adoptive children

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This week saw Giving Tuesday as a way to assist non-profits in their missions to serve the community. The giving wasn’t just for Tuesday. All month long, individuals are donating to their ...

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Proposed Trump administration rule would overturn Obama restrictions on adoption and foster agencies

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Adoption and foster care agencies that receive federal funding would be able to refuse to serve people based on religion, sexual orientation and gender identity under a new rule proposed by the ...

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Missouri representative hopes to make it easier to become foster parents by speeding up training

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Nearly 14,000 children currently are in the Missouri foster care system. Finding and training foster parents willing to give them loving homes seems to be a never-ending challenge. State Rep. Hannah Kelly, ...

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Parkville Women’s Clinic provides hope

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Miriam came to the clinic worried that she might be pregnant. Miriam is from India and in her culture, she would be shunned for being pregnant out of wedlock. Her test was ...

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Christian Family Services: An adoption agency to be trusted

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“Trustworthy: able to be relied on to do or provide what is needed or right, dependable, reliable.” For over 35 years CFS has been that trustworthy resource for both birth and adoptive ...

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Gov. Kelly drafts controversial speech code for foster parents, state agencies

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and her administration are telling  foster parents to accept the self-identified gender roles preferred by children in their care and to address them by those pronouns no matter the ...

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As some businesses rush to support abortion, Wendy’s raises funds for adoption

Planned Parenthood frequently purports to be about “choice,” but only if the choice involves abortion. Although in 2018, just .03% of their services included adoption referrals (and even this must be questioned, as the ...

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Studies show most rape survivors choose life for their babies

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Many people assume that pregnant rape victims want abortions, and that if they aren’t able to get them, their lives are ruined, and their babies become a constant reminder of the rape. ...

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‘We are executing children in cold blood’: Activist mommy plans ‘Day of Mourning’ April 6

Richmond, Virginia will be ground-zero for a nationwide event called “Day of Mourning,” which is planned for Saturday, April 6. The grassroots movement is being called a solemn act of repentance for ...

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Under GOP plan future Social Security could be tapped for family leave

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Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) want parents of newborn or adopted children to be able to use their future Social Security benefits now to pay for up to three ...

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Pregnancy centers provide honesty and compassion…and the abortion industry hates it

We have all heard the familiar adage: if you repeat a lie often enough, people will start to believe it. This is the tactic the abortion industry is using today to attempt ...

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Kelly: more money for schools, Medicaid expansion, welfare, gun control, climate change; restrict faith-based adoption

Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly insists the state budget she’s preparing can fully fund the state’s schools, expand Medicaid coverage to another 150,000 people and begin to repair a troubled child welfare system ...

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