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Mid-West March for Life Set for Tomorrow

Mid-West March for Life Set for Tomorrow

Pro-lifers from around the Show-Me State and from Illinois, Kansas, and other surrounding states will converge on Jefferson City tomorrow for the Mid-West March for Life.  It is not too late to participate.  Activities begin with Mass at St. Peter’s parish at 7:00 a.m. followed by events around the Missouri Capitol, a March starting at […]

Work on State Budget Begins

Work on State Budget Begins

Over the next several weeks House appropriations committees will consider specific areas of the state budget and make funding recommendations to the Select Standing Committee on the Budget. The Budget committee will consider these recommendations and then report proposed budget bills (one for each state department) to the entire Missouri House of Representatives. After the […]

MCC Testifies in Support of Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities

MCC Testifies in Support of Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities

This week the MCC’s Executive Director, Mike Hoey, testified in support of adequate funding for First Steps, the early intervention program that assists infants and toddlers with disabilities. Last year the general assembly increased funding for First Steps from $26 to $28 million. In testimony before a House appropriation committee, Hoey commended the general assembly […]

MCC Supports Funding for Alternatives to Abortion Program

MCC Supports Funding for Alternatives to Abortion Program

This week the Missouri Catholic Conference testified in support of funding for the Alternatives to Abortion program.  This program was started in 1997, and provides state funding for maternity homes and pregnancy resource centers that assist women facing crisis pregnancies.  These organizations provide resources for mothers up to one year after birth, and assist them […]

Show-Me Healthy Babies Program Discussed by Appropriations Committee

Show-Me Healthy Babies Program Discussed by Appropriations Committee

This week the House Appropriations Committee for Social Services learned about problems besetting the new Show-Me Healthy Babies program, which is designed to provide prenatal care to unborn children. Funding is available through the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), but first the state must obtain a State Plan Amendment. Sam Lee of Campaign Life […]

In addition to learning about problems with starting up the Show-Me Healthy Babies program, members of the House Appropriations Committee on Social Services heard testimony detailing how lower-income pregnant women are having a difficult time being timely processed to receive prenatal care that is covered by Medicaid. Helen Risse, a nurse at Our Lady’s Inn, […]

On January 23 the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide Glossip v. Gross, a case on the constitutionality of new combinations of lethal drugs used in some states including Oklahoma.  On January 28 the court stayed the pending executions of three Oklahoma inmates who were challenging the state’s lethal injection protocol on the grounds that […]

U.S. Bishops Welcome Supreme Court Review of Lethal Drugs

U.S. Bishops Welcome Supreme Court Review of Lethal Drugs

Two U.S. Catholic bishops have welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to re-examine death penalty protocols and have called for the abolition of the death penalty. In a statement, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston, chair of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Pro-life Activities, said, “We pray that the court’s review of these protocols will lead to […]

Ask Governor Nixon for Clemency for Tim Storey

Ask Governor Nixon for Clemency for Tim Storey

Walter (Timothy) Storey is scheduled for execution on February 11 for the murder of Jill Frey in 1990.  This case exemplifies all the inherent problems in the death penalty-ineffective legal counsel, misconduct by the prosecutor, and the political nature of capital punishment. The death of Ms. Frey was a tragic loss of life and we […]