Happy Re-New Year!

Happy Re-New Year!

New year, fresh page, lofty goals—each new year people love to reset . . . start over, but if you will indulge me a moment, a new year also gives us a chance to reflect the past year so we can strive towards excellence in the future. Three reflections: Good things happened in the Missouri legislature, the clinic saw the “right” women, and the abortion culture is getting darker.   Missouri Legislature The pro-life lawmakers in Missouri passed many great pieces of legislation in 2019, including a Heartbeat Bill (making abortion illegal after eight weeks—this law has not yet gone into effect), the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and an expansion in tax credits to pregnancy resource centers (which will go into effect in the future). These are just three highlights. For a complete list of pro-life legislation, go the Missouri Right to Life website, missourilife.org and click on the Legislation tab.   The Clinic Saw the “Right” Women In the clinic there were 115 women who had positive pregnancy tests in 2019. We are still awaiting decisions for some of these women, but at last contact, at least 71 have stated they will have, or have had, their babies. This compares to only 29 women who said they would carry when they first arrived at the clinic. Of those women who said they would carry their baby, several were looking at adoption; but the other women had changed their mind about abortion by the time they arrived for their first appointment. As you can see by these numbers, the clinic saw the “right” women.   The Abortion Culture is...