Multiple Events Organized as Pro-life Efforts Continue in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Multiple pro-life events commenced in Missouri this week including the Show Me Life Legislative Action web event and the Show Me Abolition rally.

The Show Me Life Legislative Action web event, sponsored by Missouri Right to Life, consisted of videos submitted by various speakers including Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe, and Sens. Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley, among others. 

Missouri Right to Life stresses that this is an ongoing effort starting this week and ending on April 14 at the Midwest March for Life. 

Pro-life advocates also held a rally at the Missouri Capitol on Wednesday for the fifth straight year to support a total ban of abortion in Missouri. 

The Show Me Abolition Rally saw roughly one hundred supporters gather into the 1st floor rotunda to hear several speakers including Rev. Rusty Thomas, Director of Operation Save America, and Sen. Mike Moon. 

This year, the rally was organized in support of SB 391, the “Abolition of Abortion in Missouri Act,” sponsored by Moon, which would categorize abortion as murder.

In 2019, Missouri joined several other states and passed the “fetal heartbeat bill,” banning an abortion after a heartbeat can be detected. However, Moon still stresses the immorality of measures regulating abortion, saying that they’re just exceptions.

“That’s wrong,” he said. “Murder is murder, and with exceptions you’re still allowing a dastardly deed to take place.” 

Although he knows banning abortion will be an uphill battle, Moon won’t let that deter him from working to get it done. 

“When I get to the judgement, and God asks, ‘What have you done to stop the killing of unborn children?’, what would my answer be if I hadn’t even tried?”

The bill was heard in committee on Wednesday and will return to committee after spring break for a vote to be sent to the Senate floor. 

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