Minnesota Pro-Life Group Celebrates 40 Years of Protecting Human Life

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jun 17, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Minnesota Pro-Life Group Celebrates 40 Years of Protecting Human Life

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
June 17
, 2008

St. Paul, MN (LifeNews.com) — One of the leading pro-life groups in Minnesota is celebrating 40 years of working to protect unborn children from legal abortions. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life marks 40 years of dedication to protecting and defending human life from abortion and practices like euthanasia and cloning.

The group told LifeNews.com on Wednesday that countless hearts have been changed, protective laws passed and lives saved due to the tireless labor of its volunteers and leaders.

“Looking back at all that has been accomplished makes me so proud of the compassionate work of our grass-roots members,” MCCL director Scott Fischbach said.

“MCCL is one of the most effective pro-life organizations in the nation, thanks to these activists. They are steadily transforming our state’s culture to one that respects and protects all innocent human life at every stage," he said.

The pro-life group has relied on a three-pronged model that pro-life organizations in other states have used to develop effective pro-life outreaches.

First, citizens are continually educated on the threats to human life posed by abortion, euthanasia, infanticide and embryo-killing experiments.

People are then mobilized to become active pro-life citizens who in turn work to educate others and to support passage of lifesaving laws. Then, MCCL members work to establish legal protection for vulnerable lives.

From a handful of pro-life activists in 1968, MCCL has grown to include more than 70,000 member families and 240 local chapters across the state.

Together they deliver pro-life educational messages through booths at all 94 county fairs and Student Day at the Capitol, call for protective legislation at the annual March for Life, and, as citizen lobbyists,

“Minnesotans refuse to allow abortion, euthanasia and infanticide to define our era,” Fischbach said.

“We refuse to allow the abortion industry to destroy the dignity and sanctity of human life, no matter how small or vulnerable. We will continue to compassionately fight for those who cannot fight for themselves," he concluded.

Related web sites:
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life – https://www.mccl.org