FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2009
Americans United for Life Applauds Missouri’s Move to Use Stimulus Funds to Help Pregnancy Care Centers
Chicago, IL — The Missouri House today amended HB21 to allocate at least $2 million of federal stimulus funds to go to grants for maternity homes and pregnancy resource centers in the state. The bill is now being considered by the Missouri Senate.
Americans United for Life State Director Kerry Messer stated, “Maternity homes and pregnancy resource centers are essential to helping pregnant women in need. During these tough economic times, the Missouri House has proved their commitment to funding life-affirming organizations helping these women. We expect the Senate to follow suit and quickly approve this bill.”
Daniel McConchie, AUL Vice President of Government Affairs, stated, “Missouri is demonstrating one of the creative ways federal stimulus dollars can be used to further the pro-life goal of protecting human life. We encourage other states to follow Missouri’s lead and use federal stimulus dollars to help support those groups who offer alternatives to abortion.”
About Americans United for Life
Americans United for Life (AUL) is a nonprofit, public-interest law and policy organization whose vision is a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law. The first national pro-life organization in America, AUL has been committed to defending human life through vigorous judicial, legislative, and educational efforts at both the federal and state levels since 1971. The Wall Street Journal has profiled AUL, and PBS’ Frontline program chronicled AUL’s successful efforts in Mississippi.