FDL City Council President Reaches Compromise, Proclaims January National Sanctity Of Life Month

After facing a host of criticism from at least one councilman as well as vocal opposition from both social media and other platforms, Fond du Lac City Council President Brian Kolstad has reached a compromise locally, announcing support for naming January as Sanctity of Human Life Month in the City of Fond du Lac.

Kolstad was presented a proclamation nearly six months ago, which would have proclaimed January as “pro-life” month in the city, but refused to read the proclamation or sign it at the January 13 City Council meeting, saying the proclamation, as written, was “too political in nature”, which originally drew the ire of current City Council member, Dan Degner. In a post on Facebook shortly after the council meeting on January 13, Degner said the decision by Kolstad was “disheartening”, and that the the hypocrisy was “evident”. Degner told KFIZ news Friday afternoon that, while the compromise was not ideal, there are still some positives to take from the announcement. The announcement was made on the same day that was proclaimed National Sanctity of Human Life Day.