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Missouri House Committee Hears Bill Addressing St. Louis “Abortion Sanctuary” Ordinance

Tuesday night in Jefferson City, the Missouri House Committee on Children and Families heard HB 174, sponsored by Tila Hubrecht (R-Dexter), that would protect the first Amendment rights of pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes, and would also preempt the recently enacted St. Louis ordinance that purports to make St. Louis an “abortion sanctuary.” The effect […]

Sanctuary! Sanctuary!

Sanctuary! Sanctuary!

Missouri now has its first “sanctuary city” for abortion. On Monday, February 13, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay signed into law a new ordinance (Board Bill 203) that purports to protect people against discrimination, though in fact, it authorizes discrimination against people who refuse to aid and abet the abortion industry. In the upside down […]

Court Rules to Protect Source of Lethal Drugs

Court Rules to Protect Source of Lethal Drugs

This week the Missouri Court of Appeals ruled that the state’s prison officials are not obligated to reveal the source of the drugs used for lethal injection. The ruling addresses whether the current law protecting the identity of the individuals in the execution team includes the provider of the drugs. Several media organizations petitioned the court […]

House Has Brief Debate on Death Penalty

It has been several years since the Missouri House of Representatives debated the merits of the death penalty. That changed this week when Rep. T.J. Berry (R-Kearney) offered an amendment to a crime victims’ bill that would repeal the death penalty. In speaking for his amendment, Rep. Berry told his conversion story of how he changed from […]

Messenger Online focuses on Juvenile Justice Reform

Messenger Online focuses on Juvenile Justice Reform

Jennifer Atterbury, Michael Dammerich and Ronnie and Lori Welty have a shared bond. As a prosecuting attorney, a teen offender and the parents of an incarcerated teen, they have first-hand experience with the trauma youth can face in the adult criminal justice system. In the latestMessenger Online, to be released next week, they share their […]

Washington State Supreme Court Unanimously Rules Against Florist

The Washington state Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the 9-0 opinion that a florist does not have the right to refuse to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding, despite her religious convictions concerning marriage. The court followed opinions of courts in Arizona and Colorado that have ruled similarly in these cases, saying that public accommodation […]

Missouri Bishops Issue Statement on Executive Order Regarding Migrants and Refugees

Missouri Bishops Issue Statement on Executive Order Regarding Migrants and Refugees

This week the Missouri Bishops issued a statement regarding President Trump’s executive order on migrants and refugees. The Missouri Bishops were disheartened by the issuing of this order for many reasons, but firstly because it goes against both American and Catholic values. “We understand and strongly support efforts to make our country safe from terrorism and violence. Every country […]

Mid-West March for Life Scheduled for February 4th in Jefferson City

Mid-West March for Life Scheduled for February 4th in Jefferson City

If you weren’t able to make the trip to Washington this year, consider coming to Jefferson City on Saturday, February 4th to march for life in Missouri.  The march begins at 10:00 a.m., and there will be several excellent speakers. For more information, visit the event website. Mary, Patroness of the unborn, pray for all our pro-life supporters […]

Bill to Make St. Louis an Abortion Sanctuary Moves Forward in the City

Bill to Make St. Louis an Abortion Sanctuary Moves Forward in the City

A board bill intended to make the City of St. Louis an abortion sanctuary continues to move forward, despite opposition from the Archdiocese of St. Louis and other pro-life organizations. BB 203 is on the calendar for consideration by the entire St. Louis City Board of Aldermen, and is poised for consideration before the Board adjourns […]