Tag Archives: Missouri Right to Life

Gov. Eric Greitens speaks at the Missouri Right to Life legislative day March 14, 2017 as MRL President applauds in the background. (Travis Zimpfer/MISSOURI TIMES)

Pro-life groups finally embrace Greitens at legislative day

Pro-life groups finally embrace Greitens at legislative day

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As Gov. Eric Greitens took to the stage to hug Missouri Right to Life President Steve Rupp in the Capitol Rotunda, it marked a stark contrast from a six months ago when the influential anti-abortion group would not endorse the man who would become the state’s chief executive. But a year

Sen. Bob Onder speaks at the Emerging Issues Hearing on SJR 39. (Tim Curtis/The Missouri Times)

Senate hears anti-abortion legislation; Onder urges more regulation on clinics

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Senate Seniors, Families and Children Committee heard testimony from abortion-choice advocates and anti-abortion groups on Wednesday regarding five bills aimed at restricting the practice in the state. The slate of anti-abortion legislation offered by Republican lawmakers would, among other things, prohibit abortions performed on basis of sex, race or Down


MRL PAC makes no #mogov endorsement, denote Greitens and Turilli as ‘pro-life’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Right to Life’s political action committee (MRL PAC) has released a non-endorsement in the race for Missouri’s next governor, unable to see past the Republican nominee’s survey delay. Republican nominee Eric Greitens submitted his survey less than a month before the election – and more than 2 months after the


Latest attacks on Amendment 3 revolve around abortion

Select pro-life, pro-choice groups oppose, remain neutral or stay silent on ballot measure JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With just three weeks until the Nov. 8 election, voters will decide whether or not to enshrine Amendment 3, the Early Childhood Education Amendment, into the state’s constitution. The Missouri Times has written for months about the fight that

Eric Greitens campaign rally Aug. 27

Does Missouri Right to Life cave to endorse Greitens?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After seven months of refusing to talk with Missouri Right to Life (MRL) Political Action Committee, Eric Greitens finally submitted his survey to the Missouri Right to Life. Up to now, many social conservatives around the state view MRL as the leading pro-life group mostly because of its committed stance on

Eric Greitens campaign rally Aug. 27

Greitens submits Missouri Right to Life survey

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Eric Greitens recently submitted to Missouri Right to Life the survey commonly used when seeking an endorsement. Greitens has also met with Missouri Right to Life. Greitens had previously refused to return the survey or even meet with the pro-life organization, leaving him the only Republican primary candidate without the endorsement.

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TWMP: Lester Turilli, the Washington University debate and Greitens’ surge

On Sunday’s episode of This Week in Missouri Politics, Lester Turilli Jr. talks about his independent candidacy for governor with host Scott Faughn, his status as the only person in the race with pro-life beliefs, his support for SJR 39 and his hopes to reach out to socially conservative voters. “I’m honest I’m very bold


Hinkle criticizes Greitens nomination

ST. LOUIS – While Eric Greitens’ opponents were quick to congratulate him for his win and pledge their support to his campaign last night, not all conservatives across the state are happy that he is the Republican nominee for governor. Don Hinkle, the public policy advisor for the influential Missouri Baptist Convention, editor of The


Missouri Right to Life holds firm on Greitens non-endorsement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The pre-eminent anti-abortion advocates in the state, Missouri Right to Life (MRL), has released their general election endorsements. Anyone who looks at the list will see a noticeable absence. Republicans Sen. Mike Parson, Jay Ashcroft, Josh Hawley and Sen. Eric Schmitt have all gotten the thumbs up from MRL in their


Right to Life PAC tells voters not to vote for Greitens

      JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — In an email to supporters Friday, the Missouri Right to Life Political Action Committee asked supporters not vote for Eric Greitens for governor. Last month, MRL PAC endorsed the other three Republican candidates for governor but declined to endorse Greitens after he failed to answer their questionnaire. Here’s