Citizens for a Pro-Life Society www.prolifesociety.com
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Subject: Pro-Life Red Rose Rescue
Pro-Lifers Conduct Acts of Civil Disobedience
at Montclair Abortion Facility in Defense of Unborn
Saturday, September 29, 2018 . This morning, pro-lifers entered a Montclair abortion clinic to talk to women scheduled for abortions, and by refusing to leave the clinics when told to do so by law enforcement, offered an act of non-violent defense of unborn children about to be aborted, resulting in their arrests.
At approximately 8:30 AM this morning Pro-lifers entered the Pilgrim Medical Center, 393 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ. Once inside, they quietly approached mothers seated in the waiting room and offered them red roses as a symbol of life. Attached to each rose was a card which stated on one side “You were made to love and to be loved… your goodness is greater than the difficulties of your situation. Circumstances in life change. A new life, however tiny, brings the promise of unrepeatable joy.” and phone numbers of local pregnancy help centers on the other.
Those involved in the “Red Rose Rescue” talked to women scheduled for abortions, extending to them words of encouragement and offering material help. In addition to reaching out to the mothers, the rescuers chose to remain in the clinic as an act of solidarity with the unborn children scheduled to be killed by abortionists. The rescuers, like any others who recognize an urgent situation, responded to dire circumstances of imminent peril in a spirit of intervention on behalf of innocent babies and beleaguered mothers. Proverbs 24:11 states: “Rescue those who are being led away to death.”
The Red Rose Rescue is modeled after the pro-life rescue activity of well-known Canadian activist Mary Wagner, who has repeatedly entered Toronto abortion centers and offered red roses to mothers waiting to have their children aborted.
The Red Rose Rescue did not involve the blockading of the clinic entrance or abortion procedure rooms. When police officers arrived on the scene, pro-lifers attempted to continue conversation with women or sat on the floor praying quietly or singing hymns until they were placed under arrest.
Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society who participated in Red Rose Rescues in the past, explains: “The Red Rose Rescue is an act of charity for women who feel for whatever reason they must have their innocent unborn children killed. Those who took part were willing to embrace risks for these women and their babies. We will go into the very places where the unborn are put to death and extend help to the moms. Should this help be refused—we will not leave the abortion centers but remain in solidarity with the helpless victims oppressed by the injustice of abortion. Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta said that her work was “to go into the dark holes of the poor.” The Red Rose Rescue is an action of going into the dark holes of the poor—namely abortion clinics where the innocent are rejected—and in these dark holes we seek to bring hope, true peace and the presence of God.”
Those involved in the Red Rose Rescue include Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, CFR, Will Goodman, Matthew Connolly, Patrice Woodworth, Adele Gilhooly, Lisa Hart and “Baby Jane Doe.”
For More Information contact:
Monica M. Miller Rescue Organizer 248 444-9096
Lisa Hart participated in the Rescue 973 769-4422
William Goodman participated in the Rescue 608 698-7443
Adele Gilhooly participated in the Rescue 973 224-2706
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