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January 23, 2018
Franson joins March for Life event at Capitol
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, took part in the March for Life at the Minnesota State Capitol on Jan. 22. Hosted by Minnesota Citizens...
January 23, 2018 - 10:31am
May 10, 2017
Dayton vetoes Franson's anti-abortion bill
Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill authored by Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, that would have banned Medicaid or any other state-funded health...
May 10, 2017 - 6:04pm
April 5, 2017
LETTER: Pro-choice not synonymous with pro-abortion
To the editor: I am a pro-choice constituent living in Mary Franson's district, which she refers to as "one of the most pro-life in the state." Her recent proposal to eliminate government funding for abortions does not respect my position. Not all women's experiences with unplanned...
April 5, 2017 - 8:33pm
March 22, 2017
Franson's abortion bill brings out emotional testimony
State Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, turned to a personal story as she tried to convince fellow lawmakers to support her bill limiting abortion...
March 22, 2017 - 9:00am
February 1, 2017
LETTER: No problem with taking life
To the editor: Upon reading a recent letter, I can't help but respond. The letter mentioned bad parenting, and single parenting being the problem with kids today becoming murderers (sic) Bit. That is only part of it. If you'll really look at the statistics, I believe you'll find abortion...
February 1, 2017 - 9:00am
October 26, 2016
Hope and healing after abortion
Tammy Martin had an abortion at age 23. Thirty years later, she thought she had gotten over the trauma she experienced, but she was wrong. She was hiding from the reality and dealing with feelings of guilt and bitterness. Eventually, she found forgiveness. Martin will share her story...
October 26, 2016 - 9:00am
October 14, 2016
Pro-Life prayer vigil planned Saturday
A gathering to pray for an end to abortion will take place in Alexandria this Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. in front of Planned Parenthood at 1103 Broadway. The vigil is a joint project of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Created Equal and the Pro-Life Action League. It coincides with...
October 14, 2016 - 1:00am
April 27, 2016
LETTER: A woman's right to choose
To the editor: I’m really in favor of a woman’s right to choose. My concern is – that phrase is never completed. A right to choose what? Life or death? I’ve been told that it is safer to have a C-section than an abortion. If this is the case, why don’t these women have a...
April 27, 2016 - 12:00am
February 3, 2016
LETTER: Feb. 10 begins 40 Days for Life
To the editor: Jan. 22 marked the 43rd anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade decision by the Supreme Court, in spite of our forefathers in our Constitution guaranteeing the most basic human right, the right to life. History continues to repeat itself and can always be traced back...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 29, 2016
LETTER: The silent void is deafening
To the editor: On the front page of the Echo Press on Friday, Jan. 15, there was an article entitled State’s population up slightly, but changes coming. The article was intriguing, especially since it highlighted that senior citizens will outnumber school students by 2020. According...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00am
November 18, 2015
LETTER: Supreme Court wrong in 1857 and again in 1973
To the editor: There was a time when a society’s greatness was judged by how they treated the most vulnerable. This included but was not limited to the sick, aged, children, poor and infants. We are all aghast at Ebenezer Scrooge’s remark about giving to help the poor: “Are...
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
October 14, 2015
Pro-life group organizes 40-day protest
A local pro-life group has organized a peaceful protest called "40 Days for Life." The effort began September 23 and will continue through November 1. Organizers said it's an opportunity for citizens to do something personally to help end abortion. "This event peacefully...
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
LETTER: Is abortion accepted as the norm?
To the editor: October is considered Respect for Life Month by at least some people.
October 14, 2015 - 12:00am
August 7, 2015
Letter: Where is the outrage for human life?
To the editor: This past week we heard some horrific stories about videos coming out about Planned Parenthood selling aborted baby parts for money. But the big story of the week was about a famous lion that was killed. It is very sad to hear about any animal being killed, but the...
August 7, 2015 - 12:00am
January 22, 2015
Pro-life groups rally at State Capitol
Thousands of Minnesotans came to the State Capitol today, Thursday, to urge lawmakers to ban taxpayer funded abortions. Pro-lifers also called on legislators to protect the safety of women by licensing abortion centers. The 41st annual MCCL March for Life marked the anniversary...
January 22, 2015 - 3:40pm