pregnancy resource centers

Tax credit program makes things happen at Our Lady's Inn

Missouri legislators last week overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of an expansion of the the state's maternity home tax credit program. And the women who oversee Our Lady's Inn were ecstatic. After all, those tax credits help make things happen at the emergency shelter and maternity home program for women and their children.

In fact, the longtime tax credit program, which has been expanded to $2.5 million this year, gave Our Lady's Inn the push it needed to open its second home in St. Charles County in 2006. The original home opened in 1982 in south St. Louis.

EDITORIAL | Save two Missouri pro-life bills

When state legislators convene in a veto session Sept. 10, they will consider three critical pieces of legistaltion vetoed by Gov. Jay Nixon.

First is legislation that would increase the waiting period for having an abortion to 72 hours from 24 hours. Another is a bill that increases tax credits available for pregnancy resource centers, maternity homes and food pantries. A third seeks to restore funding for grants to provide services to ex-offenders to help them in their transition from prison.

Mo. legislature passes bill to protect benevolent tax credit programs

The Missouri General Assembly has passed legislation that would restore several benevolent tax credit programs.

Legislators passed SB 20 and Senate Committee Substitute for SB 15 and 19 on March 13. The original Senate bill was sponsnored by Sen. Bob Dixon, R-Springfield. The tax credit programs

The bill re-established expired tax credit that individuals can claim when making donations to pregnancy resource centers, food pantries and organizations that serve children in crisis situations.

MO legislature continues to push to renew benevolent tax credit programs

Lisa Johnston | 
Deacon Sam Lee, pro-life lobbyist, stands outside a legislator's door in the Jefferson City State Capitol building.

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House has passed a bill that would reauthorize several "benevolent" tax credit programs, including one that benefits pregnancy resource centers.

Editorial | Comitting to end abortion

The 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade has given our local community plenty of pause to consider how we can bring an end to abortion. But the commitment to stopping this travesty -- an estimated 55 million babies have been killed since 1973 -- doesn't lie with attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C., every year. It's a commitment that requires our efforts 365 days a year.

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