Emerald Coast Coalition For LifeThe Emerald Coast Coalition for Life (ECCFL) was founded by Dr. Ernie and Mary Beth Cyr in 2011 out of a desire to unite the efforts of the pro-life organizations in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties in Florida.


Our vision is a community in which the sanctity of all human life is respected from the moment of conception.


Our goal is to bring an end to abortion along the Emerald Coast.


Our fourfold strategy includes:

  1. Increasing community awareness of the impact of abortion.
  2. Promoting life-giving alternatives to abortion to mothers and fathers in need.
  3. Bringing healing to those suffering from past abortions.
  4. Community outreach to expand the number of individuals involved in the local pro-life movement.


Membership in ECCFL is informal. A volunteer board of directors directs our operations. We obtained 501(c)3 status from the IRS in August of 2013 and all contributions are tax-deductible. Donate here.

The Emerald Coast Coalition for Life does not condone any form of abortion related violence, including violence against providers or participants. Our strategy is one of love. We want to be known by our love and compassion for others.