This past legislative session the Missouri Catholic Conference joined many other pro-life groups in seeking passage of the Show-Me Healthy Babies program. This program offers health coverage to pregnant woman who do not qualify for Medicaid yet cannot afford private health insurance. The legislation passed the general assembly and was signed into law by Governor Nixon. At the present time, however, no funds are available to put the program into operation. In the coming months the MCC will be asking state legislators to fund the program so services such as prenatal care can be offered to expectant mothers. Stay tuned for more.