Activists Conduct Acts of Civil Disobedience at Abortion Clinics in Defense of Unborn
#RedRoseRescue takes place in three US cities
Contact: Mark Harrington, Executive Director, Created Equal, 614-419-9000, Mark@CreatedEqual.org
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec.2, 2017 /Standard Newswire/ -- This morning, in three different cities across the United States, pro-lifers simultaneously entered abortion centers to counsel women scheduled for abortions, and by refusing to leave the clinics when told to do so by law enforcement, they offered an act of non-violent defense of unborn children about to be aborted, resulting in the pro-lifers' arrests. For up-to-the-minute information, go to: facebook.com/CreatedEqual
• Watch the RED ROSE RESCUE LIVE VIDEO (West Bloomfield, Michigan).
Those defending the unborn entered:
• Western Women's Center, 6765 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
• Women's Health 101 S Whiting St Alexandria, VA, 22304
• Capital Women's Services 6323 Georgia Ave NW Suite 210, Washington, DC
Once inside the clinics, small teams of pro-lifers peacefully approached mothers seated in the waiting rooms and offered them red roses as a symbol of life. Attached to each rose was a card which on one side read, "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." The card also contained phone numbers of local pregnancy help centers.
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.
These rescues did not involve the blockading of abortion center entrances or 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 the rescue at the Michigan facility, 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."
For additional Information please contact:
West Bloomfield, Michigan:
Monica Miller, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, 248.444.9096, email@example.com
Alexandria, VA, Washington, DC:
Fr. Stephen Imbarrato, 505.980.3446, firstname.lastname@example.org