WASHINGTON, D.C. (04-21-12) — Americans United for Life President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest called Chuck Colson “an inspirational leader who used his past experiences to build a ministry that transformed the lives of many.”

Dr. Yoest made the following statement: “At the heart of the pro-life movement is the certainty that one life can make a difference, and Chuck Colson is proof of that. While he became well-known through his political career in Washington, D.C., it was through his ministry, Prison Fellowship, that he lived out his faith and demonstrated transformative spiritual and cultural leadership. ¬†Chuck Colson launched a visionary movement with his quiet dignity and concern for others.¬† He also provided thoughtful analysis of the society in which we live, eloquently defending his belief that all life is valuable, from conception to natural death. At Americans United for Life, we send our condolences to his family and our encouragement to the people at Prison Fellowship who make such a significant contribution to people in need of love and support.”