By Paul Stark, Communications Associate, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life U.S. Rep. Tim Walz is leaving Congress to run for governor. Jim Hagedorn and Dan Feehan are now seeking to fill his seat representing Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District, which covers most of southern Minnesota. Feehan declined to return MCCL’s candidate questionnaire. But he has received …Continue reading "‘Clear difference’ between Jim Hagedorn and Dan Feehan in Minnesota’s 1st Congressional District race"
By Paul Stark U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan, who represents Minnesota’s 8th District (a large area that encompasses northeastern Minnesota) in Congress, will retire at the end of the current term. The election to fill his seat on Nov. 6 pits Joe Radinovich against Pete Stauber. They have staked out sharply different positions on the right …Continue reading "Congressional candidates Pete Stauber and Joe Radinovich stake out sharply different positions on the right to life"
By Karen Cross, National Right to Life Political Director On Tuesday, August 14, voters in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont, and Wisconsin went to the polls to determine their nominees for the November 6 general election. Today we will focus on the outcomes in Minnesota and Wisconsin: MINNESOTA National Right to Life-endorsed Republican state Senator Karin Housley …Continue reading "Tuesday’s Primary Election results in Minnesota and Wisconsin"
By Paul Stark, Communications Associate, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) When Lori Swanson, Minnesota’s current attorney general, decided to run for governor, Keith Ellison quickly jumped into the race to fill her position. Ellison has represented Minnesota’s 5th congressional district (which includes Minneapolis) in the U.S. House since 2007. His record and his agenda …Continue reading "Keith Ellison is running for Minnesota attorney general pledging to oppose pro-life laws"
She’s running against pro-life state Sen. Karin Housley, endorsed by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Federal PAC By Paul Stark “I’M … THE ONLY SENATOR who has ever worked at Planned Parenthood,” said Tina Smith recently on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, where she was protesting the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (whom …Continue reading "Tina Smith, former abortion industry executive, aims to keep Franken’s U.S. Senate seat"
By Paul Stark ST. PAUL — Abortions in Minnesota increased slightly in 2017 thanks to the state’s leading performer and promoter of abortion. Planned Parenthood grew its own abortion total by 11 percent while non-Planned Parenthood abortion centers saw a 10 percent drop. “Planned Parenthood likes to take credit when abortions go down,” said MCCL …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood drives up abortion numbers in Minnesota"
Long-term abortion decline has leveled off during the last two years ST. PAUL — Abortions in Minnesota increased slightly in 2017 thanks to the state’s leading performer and promoter of abortion. Planned Parenthood grew its own abortion total by 11 percent while non-Planned Parenthood abortion centers saw a 10 percent drop. “Planned Parenthood likes to …Continue reading "Planned Parenthood drives up abortion numbers in Minnesota"
By Thomas More Society A three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on June 7, 2018 in an appeal of a lower court’s dismissal of a taxpayer lawsuit that charged the University of Minnesota with illegally procuring and using human fetal tissue for research. The fetal tissue consisted of body parts …Continue reading "Lawsuit Charges University of Minnesota with Illegal Procurement of Aborted Fetal Tissue"
By Paul Stark ST. PAUL — Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), Minnesota’s oldest and largest pro-life organization. “Through MCCL’s work over the last five decades, hearts and minds have been changed, laws have been enacted, and lives have been saved,” says MCCL President Leo LaLonde. …Continue reading "MCCL marks 50 years of saving lives"
By Paul Stark Abortions in Minnesota and nationwide are on a long-term downward trajectory. Planned Parenthood, the leading practitioner of abortion, sometimes takes credit for this decline. “We do more to prevent unintended pregnancy and the need for abortion than any organization in this country,” says former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. This is a …Continue reading "How Planned Parenthood works to increase the number of abortions"
Bipartisan legislation enjoys widespread support of Minnesotans ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton today vetoed the mainstream pro-life measure that would ensure pregnant women access to their ultrasounds prior to an abortion. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization, is deeply disappointed with the governor’s action. “Once again Gov. …Continue reading "Pro-abortion Gov. Dayton vetoes commonsense right-to-view ultrasound bill"
More medical information would empower women ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House of Representatives today approved mainstream pro-life legislation to ensure women’s right to view their ultrasound. The informed consent measure has the strong support of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL), the state’s oldest and largest pro-life organization. The measure had passed the state …Continue reading "Ultrasound right-to-view measure approved by Minnesota House"