Marching for Life

“What a thrill it was to come together with so many other Christians to celebrate the great gift of life, to acknowledge its Source, and to commit ourselves to protecting it,” exclaimed Rev. Fred Hinz, assistant to the president for mission formation and public policy advocate.

Indeed it was a thrilling sight to join more than 1,000 Minnesotans in front of the State Capitol on the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade on January 22. These concerned citizens gathered to call on our state’s leaders to ban dismemberment abortion, license abortion providers, and end taxpayer funding of abortions.

[O]ur church will continue to be bold in our witness to God’s love for all people including the unborn...
— Rev. Jim Kroonblawd

Organized by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, the 42nd annual March for Life remembered the 600,000 unborn children in Minnesota and 58 million unborn children nationwide whose lives have been taken since 1973. A number of LCMS pastors and church members from across the state participated in this year’s march.

This involvement is crucial. According to Rev. Andy Herzberg of Trinity, Farmington, attending“puts before our lawmakers the need for the protection of the unborn.”

Rev. Jim Kroonblawd, District Life Coordinator, echoes the importance of attending. “[O]ur church will continue to be bold in our witness to God’s love for all people including the unborn while offering ongoing support to those in a crisis pregnancy.”

If you would like to be involved in future marches or life ministry events, you can join our email list for those interested. Please email Director of Communications Billy Schultz and ask to join that list.