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After Roe: What Now? Do We Value Them Both?

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The United States Supreme Court has determined that Federal Government authority to regulate abortion is not found in the Constitution, and that therefore it falls to each individual state to do so. ...

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5 statistics that prove Christians defy stereotypes

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Let’s begin with a caveat about these statistics. Nothing in the following paragraphs indicates that every church is healthy or that there aren’t issues for self-reflection and repentance. Far from it. Churches ...

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Foster child says he won life’s ‘lottery’ as he graduates high school

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“Show-Me was like winning the lottery,” Tristian Wieboldt says. “Out of the hundreds of kids that apply [to Show-Me Christian Youth Home], only a few are lucky enough to be chosen. Most ...

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Staffing shortage harming ability  of Children’s Division to help foster kids

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Churches and ministries may want to pay extra close attention to children in their communities. Darrell Missey, the new director of the Missouri Children’s Division, says a severe staffing shortage is hurting ...

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Missouri couple helps 30 orphan children escape Ukraine

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A Springfield couple, who adopted a daughter from Ukraine eight years ago, have helped 30 children escape from the war-torn nation. The Farrells purchased a bus for an orphanage that they partner ...

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Coming home: Foster kids return as young adults for the holidays

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December may not yet be here, but the signs are clear: leaves are changing colors, kids are practicing their songs, and housedad Ken Parton has already begun decorating for Christmas. Preparations are ...

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Alliance for Life assists organizations working for the unborn

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Now more than ever, the fight for the lives of the unborn has waged into a widescale war. An administration that does not believe in the sanctity of human life, courts that ...

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Christian Family Services – Compassionate, Friendly, Safe

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For 40 years Christian Family Services has been a resource to those struggling with unplanned pregnancies and those who want to build their family by adoption. For 40 years we have seen ...

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Adoption, Fostering and Life Directory

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Metro Voice annually works with regional adoption and foster care organizations, women’s clinics, policy groups and other pro-life entities. For information on any of the fine organizations below,  just click and check ...

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Kate Mulgrew, Star Trek’s groundbreaking first female captain, chose life

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This year marked the 20th anniversary of the airing of Star Trek: Voyager’s final episode, ending the run of a beloved Star Trek re-imagining.  It featured the franchise’s first female leader, Captain ...

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Here’s the latest new Missouri laws going into effect

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Another Missouri legislative session is in the books, with a number of new laws enacted. From license plates honoring black baseball players to prescription drug monitoring and agricultural inspections, here are the ...

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Supreme Court unanimously rules in favor of Catholic foster care agency

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Religious rights advocates are continuing to praise a rare unanimous U.S. Supreme Court which ruled on behalf of a Catholic foster care agency. Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia said its religious views ...

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‘Every child deserves a family’: Missouri Gov. Parson signs adoption, foster care bills

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Sweeping new adoption and foster bills will help kids find forever homes after Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday signed them into law. HB 429 will allow Missourians who serve as foster ...

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Actor Jim Caviezel calls out America for its great sin of abortion

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Actor Jim Caviezel, who portrayed Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ,” recently called abortion America’s great sin. “Many people are a part of this great sin in this country,” he said. ...

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Super Bowl commercial with pro-life message features Christian Paralympic swimmer

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A Toyota commercial with a strong pro-life message resonated with viewers during Sunday’s Super Bowl. The commercial featured the story of Paralympian swimmer Jessica Long, who was born in Russia with a ...

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Missouri legislation supports adoption and foster care

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Republicans in the Missouri House of Representatives are working on two bills to provide financial assistance for adoption and foster care. The effort is winning praise from Democrats and provides a rare ...

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Opioid epidemic affecting foster care and adoption agencies

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An opioid epidemic is sweeping the nation and it is having a profound effect on foster kids. The National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics reports that death rates are rising among young ...

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Orders still being taken for Choose Life plates

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Kansans can still pre-order the new “Choose LIFE” Kansas license plates, though the printing of the plates must wait for a sufficient number of orders to be received. The campaign currently has ...

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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

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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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Mother’s Refuge helps young women realize God’s plan

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Mother’s Refuge provides loving support and shelter for homeless, young, pregnant and parenting moms and their babies. When pregnant teens have nowhere else to turn, they are provided a safe home free ...

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