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July 13, 2007

Missouri Governor Matt Blunt, a Republican, described a law passed recently by the Missouri Legislature as “. . . one of the strongest pieces of pro-life legislation in Missouri history.” The law, described in an article that appeared in LifeSiteNews.com, improves oversight of abortion facilities and bans abortionists or people associated with abortion clinics from teaching in schools and providing school materials.

In addition, the new law reclassifies abortion mills as “ambulatory surgical centers,” which places them under stricter regulations and puts them under the scrutiny of state officials.

Paula Gianino, president of Planned Parenthood for the St. Louis Region, said the new law would leave only one abortion facility in the state and require the organization to spend up to $2 million to refit its abortion mills in order to meet the standards required under the new classification.

Missouri parents should be rejoicing at the passage of the law which also makes it illegal for Planned Parenthood or other abortionist groups to teach school sex education classes and permits abstinence-only sex-ed curricula. Currently, Planned Parenthood teaches in up to 40 St. Louis schools. When Governor Blunt signed the bill into law, he stopped the Planned Parenthood revolving door of explicit “how-to” sex education, which invariably leads to sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) and pregnancy. Youngsters are then referred back to Planned Parenthood for treatment for the STDs and/or abortion referrals where they are encouraged to use prescription contraceptives which often induce early abortion and most certainly leave them susceptible to more STDs. Every time a youngster walks through that door, for whatever reason, Planned Parenthood makes money. Missouri has said “no more.”

The polling firm of Fabrizio-McLaughlin surveyed 2000 self-identified GOP voters nationwide from May 28 to June 3. The poll found that 71 percent of Republican voters describe themselves as conservative, a figure up from 55% in previous polls. Moderates dropped 10 percent to 21 percent of all Republicans and self-described liberals make up only 4 percent of the Party.

The survey found that 28 percent of Republicans say abortion should be illegal under any circumstances. Only 16 percent of GOP voters say abortion should always be legal, and 52 percent say abortion should only be allowed under “certain circumstances” which were not specified in the survey. Interestingly, 61 percent of Republicans responding to the survey say they are “pro-life” while 34 percent said they are not.

The poll also found that a large block of 35 percent of Republicans would be unlikely to vote for a presidential candidate who agreed with them on other issues but disagreed with them on abortion. (Lifenews.com). Abortion is not a “single issue,” it is a qualifying issue.

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We are happy to learn that the new U.S. Senator from Wyoming, John Barrasso, a Republican, opposes embryonic stem cell research and will vote against efforts to expand taxpayer funding of the experiments. Senator Barrasso, a physician, was appointed to take the place of pro-life Senator Craig Thomas, who recently passed away. In an interview with the Casper Star Tribune, Senator Barrasso said, “I’m a strong advocate of medical research, research we can do to help people with disease, and I think we can do it in a way that we don’t destroy embryos.”

Never forget that you were once an embryo!

PLEASE READ The RNC for Life Report 
Many of you have asked for our analysis of the pro-life positions of the candidates currently seeking the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. It’s all here in the Winter-2007 edition of the RNC for Life Report, entitled Will the Republican Nominee Respect Us in the Morning?

Please read it and pass it along to your pro-life friends and family members. If you would like to order extra copies for Republican and pro-life events, please call us at 1-618-462-5415 to place an order. If you would like to subscribe to the Report which comes out four times a year, send $15 to RNC/Life, P.O. Box 618, Alton, Illinois 62002. Thank you!

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