MCCL Members Thank Community Support; Talks Resources for Postpartum and Prospective Parents
By: Mary Balstad
Fosston, MN – Mike Brouse from the pro-life group Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) was on the ‘Food for Thought’ program on Monday, July 19th to give a monthly update. Brouse spoke about a variety of topics concerning the group and their actions, and started off on a positive note regarding MCCL’s recent appearances at the Fourth of July parade in Fosston as well as their booth at the Polk County Fair.
Brouse highlighted the support the group garnered from their appearances in-person as well as online and in media through the website Speak Life, which chronicles the development of a fetus from conception to birth.
Along with a heavy presence online and in smaller communities MCCL brings attention to different resources and support for postpartum and prospective parents, primarily the pregnancy center in Bemidji which offers free services.
Brouse invites anyone who shares similar ideals to the MCCL meetings in Erskine. The group’s information can also be found on their website at mccl.org. Links on the website include legislative action against taxpayer dollars going toward centers such as Planned Parenthood which pay for safe abortion services, but also affordable healthcare options such as birth control, men’s health services, STD testing and treatments, and patient education. Brouse gives his opinion on the Minnesota government using taxes for non-profit organizations that provide these services.
As of January 1st, 2021 Minnesota law requires for patients seeking an abortion to receive state-mandated counseling that includes information discouraging abortion and wait 24-hours before the procedure is provided. The new requirements also restrict abortion “after viability” unless it is a health risk to the mother. The MCCL update is given monthly ‘Food for Thought’ on KKCQ-FM in the morning.