Goal of study: "Cheap Abortions"
The Daily Independent newspaper in Lagos, Nigeria, yesterday reported on a study released in the African Journal of Reproductive Health stating that Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA) abortions are the “most cost effective (abortion) option in Nigeria.”Read more...
Human Rights Day
Dec. 10, 2010, is Human Rights Day as declared by the United
Nations. This year’s
Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach (MCCL GO) joins with the people of Africa to uphold the fundamental human right to life itself. The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights includes the following statements: Read more..
One way to help
Contact us to learn how you can help us save lives. Every life matters. You can make a real difference to thousands of lives across the globe. You just need to take the first step.
The starfish lesson
Adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley (1907 - 1977)
Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work
One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.
He came closer still and called out "Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?"
The young man paused, looked up, and replied "Throwing starfish into the ocean."
"I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?" asked the somewhat startled wise man. To this, the young man replied, "The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them in, they'll die."
Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, "But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can't possibly make a difference!"
At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, "It made a difference to that one."
"It made a difference to that one"
We are saving human lives every day. With your help, we can save even more. We know we can't save them all but we can save some and it matters to them. Please Help!
Note: The MCCL Education Fund accepts the United Nations terminology regarding Taiwan, Province of China.
The worst discrimination
There is no greater form of discrimination than to end another human being's life because that human being is unwanted, imperfect or unloved. We must work toward the day when each and every human being is empowered with their full human rights — the paramount of which is life itself.
“The greatest educational system we can build will never teach the unborn child killed by a saline abortion. The greatest roads ever constructed will
never be traveled by a disabled person who is denied nutrition and hydration. And the most advanced health care
facility will never treat an elderly person abandoned in neglect.
Human life itself is the genesis of all rights. It is only with a secured right to life, to be born, from which other rights can flow.
Let us come together as compassionate human beings, understanding of each other’s plight, to protect one another. Let us remember and call to mind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of Dec.10, 1948, which states in Article 3, ‘Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.’
“Let us also recall from the Declaration of the Rights of the Child (Nov. 20, 1959) that ‘the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth.’”
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